The Ultimate Evolution of One on One Combat

"Rumble at the Rose Garden"


July 9, 2005

Rose Garden

One Center Court, Suite 150

Portland, Oregon 97227 Presents SportFight,

 the Ultimate Evolution of One on One Combat

To Rose Garden on July 9

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the Rose Quarter Box Office (M-Sa 10a-5p), all Ticketmaster outlets,

or by calling 503.224.4400. For group discounts, call 503.963.4400 and for single event suites call

(503) 963-3800 Tickets also available at Team Quest Martial arts and fitness (503) 661-4134.


Portland's own Olympic silver medalist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star, Matt "The Law"

Lindland and his partner (5X UFC Champion) Randy "The Natural" Couture bring the Rose Garden's first

Sportfight competition on Saturday, July 9 at 7:30pm. The Lindland and Couture production will showcase

world-class fighters from across the nation including the many of the best from Oregon for a legendary night

of one on one combat.


After winning the silver medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney in Greco Roman Wrestling and a world silver

medal in 2001, Lindland teamed up with Couture, who is a three-time UFC and national wrestling champion

to begin Sportfight. The duo of fighting specialists has built the sport to a new level, as they bring their

successful fierce event to a major venue for the first time on July 9.


Dennis Davis (10-3), Rosenburg, Oregon native and resident of Las Vegas, defends his Sportfight title at the

155lb weight class against Beaverton's own undefeated fighter Cam Ward (6-0). The Rose Garden main

event is a classic match up of striker vs. grappler: one of the most exciting fighters in the world, Duane

Ludwig (9-3-0) takes his Muay Thai style of fighting against the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Mike Pyle (6-2).


Fresh off Spike TV's reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," Alex Schoenauer steps off the television screen

and into the Rose Garden to take on Billy Miles in the 185lbs weight class. Schoenauer survived the

elimination-style program before facing a tough defeat during the ninth episode.


Sportfight is looking to crown a heavyweight champion this tournament of heavy hitters should help us narrow

down the top contenders.


In lightweight action Team Quests own Ryan "The Lion" Schultz looks to take on Brazilian sensation

JZ Gesias Calvancanti.


Line-up (not in fight order):

Main Event:

Fight 1 - 155lb Title Fight:

Champion Dennis "Piranha" Davis (10-3) vs. Cam Ward (6-0)


Fight 2 - 155 lb. Bout

Ryan Schultz (13-3) Fort Collins, C0 vs. Gesias Calvancanti "JZ" (6-1) Ri DeJinero, Brazil


Fight 3 - 185 lb. Bout

Alex Schoenauer (5-1), Las Vegas, NV vs. Buck Meredith (2-1), Temecula, CA


Fight 4 - Heavyweight Bout

Josh "Bring the Pain" Haynes (14-3-0), Medford, OR vs. Delon Williams (6-1-0), North Portland, OR


Fight 5 - Heavyweight Bout

Brian Stomberg (6-4), Oregon City, OR vs. Fabiano Scherener (2-1), Ri DeJinero, Brazil


Fight 6 - 185 lb. Bout

Chael Sonnen (11-6), West Linn, OR.  vs. Tim Williams (6-2) Huston, TX


Fight 7 - 145 lb. Bout

Ian Loveland (6-1), Portland, OR vs. Brandon "Big Dog" Shuey (10-3), Boise, ID


Fight 8 - 170 lb. Bout

Ed "Bambam" Nuno (4-1) Portland, OR vs. Chase Malony (1-0) Medford, OR


Fight 9 - 155 lb. Bout

Dave Banuett (0-0) Portland, OR vs. Chris Jensen (6-3) Oysterville, WA


More fights TBA (card is subject to change)


Who: Sportfight

When: Saturday, July 9, 7:30pm

Where: Rose Quarter Rose Garden

           Portland, Oregon

           Phone: (503) 235-8771

           Fax: (503) 736-2182





- From Sportfight with a little editing from us (color, line-up structure, etc...)




Card subject to change