The International Fight League may have vanished, but its most dominant fighter had no trouble finding a new home.
Wagnney Fabiano is excited about joining the WEC, and his arrival adds yet another top-flight contender to the organization’s suddenly stacked featherweight division. Fabiano steamrolled and finished all six of his IFL opponents, but he believes the WEC is a step up in competition and will reveal a lot more about him as a fighter.link
Props to th first guy to post a good composite list of where the IFL fighters went.
Here's what I know so far:
To Affliction (includes those fighting on 1/24): Roy Nelson, Vladimir Matyushenko, Chris Horodecki, LC Davis, Jay Hieron, Ben Rothwell
To WEC: Fabiano, Bart Palaszewski, Alex Schoenauer (eventually)
To UFC: Matt Horwich, Rory Markham, Brad Blackburn, Krysztof Soszynski (currently on TUF 8), Dan Miller, Andre Gusmao
To Japan: Ryan Schultz
To M-1 Challenge: Jake Ellenberger
Fate TBD by way of EliteXC: Benji Radach
To other promotions: Mike Ciesnolevicz
Unknown at this time/inactive: Delson Heleno, Bryan Vetell, Dennis Davis, Santino Defranco, John Gunderson, Josh Haynes, Lew Polley, Jesse Lennox, Ian Loveland, Zach George, Aaron Stark, Fabiano Scherer
Good to see the WEC pick up Fabiano.
Posted by DCRage
To WEC: Alex Schoenauer (eventually)
With the WEC closing their LHW and MW divisions, my guess is his contract is out the window. I don't know if the UFC would want him, unless he's improved in the last couple of years.
And does anyone know what Deividas Taurosevicius is up to these days? I'd like to see him again, in WEC or DREAM or whatever (I'm not sure he's UFC material, but if they wanted to give him a shot, I'd watch).