International Fight League & MyNetworkTV Present First-Ever Live Mixed Martial Arts Fight on Prime Time Broadcast Television

International Fight League, the
team-based professional mixed martial arts
league, and broadcast partner MyNetworkTV announced that they will present live
the World Grand Prix semi-finals from the Sears Centre in Chicago on Saturday,
November 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT/MT). This is the first time a Mixed
Martial arts fight will be carried live in prime time on broadcast television.

In making
the announcement Gareb Shamus, IFL CEO and co-founder, stated, “This is a
historic announcement for the sport and another step forward for our brand, our
world class athletes and our fans and business partners. MyNetworkTV has been a
great partner for us, and we are very excited to again bring the sport live on
prime time and expose the new stars of MMA to the widest audience possible.”

Meidel, president of MyNetworkTV, added, “We are excited to showcase this event
and give viewers the opportunity to see MMA action unfold live on broadcast

semifinals will feature multiple fights including two long-awaited rematches:
Undefeated lightweight Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki (

Ontario) meeting Bart “Bartimus” Palaszewski (Chicago)
and undefeated heavyweight Ben “The North Star” Rothwell (

WI) meeting
“Big Country” Nelson (

Las Vegas).

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over 97% of the country. Targeted to Adults 18-49, MyNetworkTV provides its
affiliates 12 hours of diverse programming Monday through Saturday. For more
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