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Curly Howard
08-24-2003, 02:14 PM

The IFC presents their own 205 pound 8-man tournament. Featuring some of the top fighters from around the world, the IFC kicks off their World Tour in grand fashion at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado on September 6th.

Entitled "Global Domination," the IFC's Pepsi Center show is highlighted by an 8-man tournament featuring Jeremy Horn, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, Mike Van Arsdale, Falaniko Vitale, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Paulo Filho, Michail Avetisyan, and Trevor Prangley. Also on the card will be a rare American appearance by five time King of Pancrase Nathan Marquardt, UFC and Pride veteran Ron Waterman, and UFC veteran Brad Gumm, among others.

The show will be available via pay-per-view a few weeks following the event and there are plans for a DVD and VHS release. The broadcast team will feature Jens Pulver, Jeff Blatnick, and MMAWeekly's own Ryan Bennett.

With Bennett on the scene and MMAWeekly's Ken Pishna being based out of Denver, plan on tons of news, previews and interviews coming you way as the show nears.

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Alternate Fight 1
Ahmad vs. Eric Escobedo

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Alternate Fight 2
Tom Sauer vs. Sean Gray

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Eliminator Fight 1
Renato "Babalu" Sobral vs. Trevor Prangley

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Eliminator Fight 2
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua vs. Paulo Filho

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Eliminator Fight 3
Michail Avetisyan vs. Jeremy Horn

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Eliminator Fight 4
Chael Sonnen vs Griffin

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Alternate Final Fight
Ahmad-Escobedo Winner vs. Sauer-Gray Winner

Heavyweight Contender Fight (265s)
Jody Poff vs. Chilo Gonzales

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Semi-Final Fight I
Sobral-Prangley Winner vs. Rua-Filho Winner

Light Heavyweight Tournament
Semi-Final Fight 2
Avetisyan-Horn Winner vs. Sonnen-Griffin Winner

IFC Women’s Middleweight Championship Fight
Amanda Buckner vs. Ginele Marquez

Lightweight Challenge Fight (155s)
Brad Gumm vs. Doug Evans

Middleweight Challenge Fight (185s)
Nathan Marquardt vs. Steve Gomm

Heavyweight Contender Fight (265s)
Ron Waterman vs. Joe Briggs

IFC World Light Heavyweight Tournament
Championship Final Fight
Semi-Final Fight 1 Winner vs. Semi-Final Fight 2 Winner

08-24-2003, 03:10 PM
Looks like a good event

08-24-2003, 03:27 PM
I'm confused, Vitale and Arsdale seem to be listed as in the tournament, but I don't even see them on the card. It looks like they have Sonnen vs Griffin instead....

08-24-2003, 04:21 PM
Horn or Shogun........

Curly Howard
09-02-2003, 10:16 AM
It's probably the best kept secret in mixed martial arts, but if you don't listen to our daily radio show you are missing out on insider information and breaking news.

MMAWeeklyRadio.com had the IFC's Paul Smith on the show on Monday and he made some very big annoucnements. Smith said the IFC show this weekend will be on delayed pay per view. The big news that he broke was the fact that the tournament will be shown in other countries, as well as the USA.

Smith said they will be broadcasting this show in Brazil, Japan, England and Canada and there could me more announced very soon! The only bad news was the fact that InDemand would not be carrying it, so most likely you will have to check it out on your local satellite provider, so more news to follow about that.

The other big news Smith delivered is the fact these fights will be carried on High Definition, meaning this will be the first mixed martial arts show in history that will be carried in HDTV. Some great news for MMA fans.

09-02-2003, 06:08 PM
The Filho vs. Shogun match-up will be the fight of the night. Both have mad skills on the ground. Horn should take it all, though

Fury Dragon
09-02-2003, 06:13 PM
Well ... I get some Canadian stations. Hopefully they show it on one of those.