Platinum Fighting Productions, Asia’s leading promoter of mixed martial arts events that has over 30 years experience in the production business, has announced the final card for its “Ring of Fire” show on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at Araneta Stadium in Manila, Philippines. Two teams of world-class fighters are coached by Gokor Chivichyan and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.

International Fight League commissioner Kurt Otto acknowledged Shamrock’s involvement and confirmed that he is still a coach for IFL as well..

Each team will battle in four events to be held in the Philippines, Macau, Japan and China; with the best two teams progressing to the Final Ring of Fire event slated for December 2008…

Platinum Fighting Productions has named the event Ring of Fire and announced that the coaches will be Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock, Josh Barnett and Gokor Chivichyan. The Dec. 9 event features Team Barnett versus Team Gokor:

• Koji Oshi (Barnett) vs. Karen Darabdeyan (Gokor)
• Yuki Kondo (Barnett) vs. August Wallen (Gokor)
• Renato “Babalu” Sobral (Barnett) vs. Rodney Faverus (Gokor)
• Jeff Monson (Barnett) vs. Hakim Gouram (Gokor)
• Ginele Marquez (Barnett) vs. Amanda Buckner (Gokor)

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Zach Light will also participate in a separate bout on the Dec. 9 event and will reportedly be coached by UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson.

International Fight League fans can look forward to hot matches. Tickets to the event are available at all outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at Araneta Coliseum Tickets Booths.

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