Rocky Mountain SportFight

To The National Western Complex - Stadium Arena


October 15, 2005

National Western Complex

Stadium Arena 4655 Humboldt St.

Denver, CO 80216


Rocky Mountain Sportfight

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005


Where: National Western Complex - Stadium Arena 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, CO 80216

Tickets: Tickets priced at $100, $70, $60, and $25 are on sale now and can be purchased at, at all TicketsWest outlets, or by calling toll free (866) 464-2626. For group discounts,

call (303) 522-6972. Prices do not include service charges.


What: Olympic silver medalist and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star, MattThe Law Lindland

and five-time UFC Champion RandyThe NaturalCouture are partnering with RMN Events to bring the

National Western Complex’s first Rocky Mountain Sportfight competition Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Like all Sportfight productions, this event will showcase world-class fighters from across the country,

including many of the best from Colorado, for a legendary night of one-on-one combat.


In the main event, Team Quest’s Matt Horwich, fresh off his Sportfight XII win against Vernon Tiger

White, makes his move down to 185 where he’ll face Denver’s own John Crunk. Horwich has been a terror

in the light-heavyweight division and is determined to tear up the middleweight ranks with his super

submission skills.


Fresh off Spike TV’s reality show “The Ultimate Fighter,” Alex Schoenauer steps into the Sportfight ring to

take on Andre Walker at the 205-pound weight class. Schoenauer survived the elimination-style program

before facing a tough defeat during the ninth episode. Now he’s determined to show the fans that he’s the

real-deal by battling a very tough Muay Thai fighter from Denver.


Noah The Red Thomas makes his way back into the Sportfight ring - this time in his hometown where

he’ll go toe-to-toe with Vern Baca.


“Not only do I want to put on a great show for the fans,” Thomas said, “but I’m determined to win in



“I love the way this kid fights with all his heart,” Promoter Matt Lindland said about Thomas. “He’s really

stepped up his training since turning pro.”

Don’t miss this action packed night of fights.*

Line-up (not in fight order):

Fight 1 - Main Event (185 lb Bout)

Matt Horwich (11-4-1) Team Quest Portland, OR. vs. John Cronk (11-8) Denver, CO.


Fight 2 - Co-Main Event (205 lb Bout)

Alex Schoenauer (5-2) Las Vegas, NV. vs. Andre Walker (2-1) 3-D Martial Arts Denver, CO.


Fight 3 - 155 Bout

Noah Thomas (2-1) Denver, CO vs. Vern Baca (2-1) Denver, CO.


Fight 4 - 145 Bout

IanThe Barn Owl Loveland (1-0) Team Quest, Portland, OR. vs. Joe Doherty (3-0) North Platte, NE.


Fight 5 - 185 Bout

Chilo Gonzales (4-6) Colorado Springs, CO. vs. Ed Banks (1-1) Denver, CO.


Fight 6 - 135 Bout

Lindsey Durlacher (1-0) vs. Richard Hess (4-6)


Fight 7 - 155 Bout

Joey Welch vs. Kyle Gibson


Fight 8 - 155 Bout

Luke Holdorf vs. Vellore Caballero


*(card is subject to change)


Venue: The National Western Complex, Colorado's premier showplace, offers more than 600,000 square feet

for staging all kinds of event. With its $30 million expansion program completed, this modern, user-friendly

facility is a proven crowd-pleaser for the nearly two million people who make up the Denver metro trade area.

The National Western Complex is just minutes away from downtown Denver, thousands of hotel rooms and

Denver International Airport. It also is centrally located where Denver's two major interstate highways

intersect - I-25 and I-70.



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