Tuesday, February 6, 2007

BodogFight: St. Petersburg Roster Promises MMA Fans Phenomenal Battles Inside the Ropes

BodogFight: St. Petersburg Roster Promises MMA Fans Phenomenal Battles Inside the Ropes


For Immediate Release

February 6, 2007

Bodog.com Entertainment unleashes its second season of mixed martial arts (MMA) action to fans worldwide in what promises to be an incredible series of intense fights and behind-the-scenes drama. On February 13, BodogFight: St. Petersburg premieres the first of eight hard-hitting episodes, culminating with a worldwide pay-per-view spectacular in April. Fans can catch the action online at www.bodogfight.com or on ION Media Networks, available in over 90 million homes throughout the United States.

"Fans will undoubtedly be impressed with the quality of fights in our sophomore season," says Calvin Ayre, BodogFight creator and the billionaire entertainment mogul behind Bodog.com Entertainment. "This is an incredible time for fans and fighters alike. MMA is one of the fastest growing spectator sports in the world, and we aim to provide these modern-day gladiators the opportunity to showcase their talents by using the most recognizable brand in digital entertainment."

Here is a breakdown of the fight card and the respective weight classes:

Roman Zentzsov vs. Kristof Midoux Heavyweight
Cain Vasquez vs. Jeremiah Constant Heavyweight
Jarno Nurminen vs. Lee Sang Su Heavyweight
Roy Nelson vs. Josh Curran Heavyweight

Bill Mahood vs. Khalil Ibrahim 205 pounds
Steve Steinbeiss vs. Jeff Ford 205 pounds

Tyler Jackson vs. Dmitry Samoilov 170 pounds
Jorge Masvidal vs. Steve Berger 170 pounds
Diego Gonzalez vs. Matt Thorpe 170 pounds
Derrick Noble vs. Jake Ellenberger 170 pounds

Black Mamba vs. Rodrigo Damnn 155 pounds
Yves Edwards vs. Mike Brown 155 pounds
BodogFight also introduces its first women-only extravaganza, featuring:

Amanda Buckner vs. Julie Kedzie 135 pounds
Hitomi Akano vs. Tama-chan 135 pounds
Shayna Bazler vs. Roxanne Modaferri 135 pounds

Rosie Sexton vs. Carina Damm 125 pounds
BodogFight: St. Petersburg promises eight hard-hitting episodes of brutal elimination battles, behind-the-scenes training exclusives, fighter interviews, and a soundtrack featuring Bodog Music artists. The series sets the stage for what promises to be an unforgettable PPV extravaganza in April, which pits some of the World's most prominent MMA competitors head-to-head in hand-to-hand combat.

Biographies of all BodogFight: St. Petersburg fighters, exclusive footage and unedited interviews from the filming in Russia are continuously added to BodogFight's official web site, and "The Latest" section is constantly updated with breaking MMA news. Watch each new action-packed episode Tuesdays at 11PM/10 Central on ION Media Networks, available in over 90 million homes in the United States, or online worldwide at www.bodogfight.com.

About Bodog.TV

Bodog.TV is a division of the international digital entertainment giant Bodog Entertainment. With six offices worldwide, the company features a diverse and growing roster of television shows. These include BodogFIGHT (www.BodogFight.com), a mixed martial arts show; Bodog Battle of the Bands (www.BodogBattleoftheBands.com), a contest for a million dollar recording contract; and Calvin Ayre Wild Card Poker (Bodog.TV), a poker lifestyle reality show. Bodog Entertainment Founder Calvin Ayre, who is recognized as a world authority on branding in the digital entertainment industry, was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine's best-selling "Billionaires" issue in March 2006. For more information, contact Media Relations at 1-866-892-3371, or pr@bodog.com. BODOG is a registered trademark of Bodog Entertainment Group.

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