FightTicker Exclusive: Intimidation Cage Fighting Signs Deal with US Bank Arena

Through my role as a blogger with FightTicker.com I can now exclusively report that Intimidation Cage Fighting has signed a deal to bring ICF events to US Bank Arena. The ICF's first show in this venue, "ICF: Breakout" is scheduled for April 11th.

In a phone call today with Denver Cavins, Executive Producer of Intimidation Cage Fighting events, I learned that the ICF has signed a contract with US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. You may remember US Bank Arena as the venue that hosted UFC 77. The UFC is the only other MMA promotion to have hosted an event at US Bank Arena.

Check after the jump for all the details, including some info on the ICF's two shows before the show at US Bank Arena.

Cavins informed me that the ICF's first show at the arena, ICF: Breakout, will be held on April 11, 2009. Tickets will go on sale, through Ticketmaster, on January 31st.

In speaking to Cavins about the contract, he informed me that the contract is structured to allow the ICF a right of first refusal on certain promotions that want to hold shows at the arena, with the exception of the UFC and WWE. In other words, if any promotion (other than the UFC or WWE) wished to host an event at the arena, US Bank Arena would first have to offer that date to the ICF, and the ICF could then choose to use the arena on that date, or let it be offered to the other promotion.

Cavins told me that with the seating set-up the ICF is going to use, they will initially sell approximately 6,500 seats.

Both local and national press releases with be forthcoming from the ICF and US Bank Arena.

You can find Intimidation Cage Fighting on the web here or on MySpace here.

In other ICF news, the ICF will host their next show, ICF: Shattered, at Turfway Park on January 24th. For details on that event, check out my previous posts here and here. I will be there doing a live-blog of the event.

Cavins also gave me a heads up on their next show: what he described as a "North vs. South" battle, as members of Highlander Louisville and Highlander Tampa have challenged Cincinnati teams Team Vision and Team Xtreme. The event is currently being billed as the "Un-Civil War". All teams have some extremely tough guys - there should be some marquee match-ups that night.

You can find Highlander on the web here, Team Vision here and Team Xtreme here.

Cavins also told me this is just the first big step that Intimidation Cage Fighting is taking in 2009 and that there is a lot more to come. I will be bringing you this news as it breaks.


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