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For Immediate Release
October 2, 2006
Hollywood, California


'FIGHTER', a documentary' starring Randy Couture is an official selection of the 2006 Foundation for the Advancement of Independent Films (FAIF) International Film Festival. The film captures a slice of sports history as Randy "The Natural" Couture chases his first Ultimate Fighting World Championship™ Belt. FIGHTER, also nominated in the BEST DOCUMENTARY category takes an irreverent yet brutally honest look inside the minds of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters.

'FIGHTER' takes place a mere decade ago when MMA, then known by a variety of names - Vale Tudo, Ultimate Fighting, Pancrease, No Holds Barred - was considered the bastard stepchild of the sporting world. Today, Newsweek Magazine says that the "Ultimate Fighting Championship™ (UFC™) has become one of the most successful and lucrative new sporting ventures in decades, routinely eclipsing the NBA, NHL and MLB in cable ratings among the coveted 18-34 set."

Shot by award winning filmmaker Pericles Lewnes, 'FIGHTER, a documentary' provides a riveting myriad of perspectives from analysis by World Cup gold medalist turned MMA guru Rico Chiapparelli to a young mothers first experience inside the octagon, the film deftly captures the skill, dedication, rivalry, camaraderie, and tremendous mutual respect among these 'ultimate athletes'. Premiering at the world famous Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA this Friday, October 6, 2006 at 7:30PM FIGHTER gives viewers unprecedented access behind the scenes as it takes a voyeur's look into a world that few will ever experience.

For ticket information please go to: www.magicalfilmfest.com or contact the Mann's Chinese Theater box office at 323.410.0464. For preview clips and additional info on 'FIGHTER, a documentary' please go to: www.mmaclassics.com. For interview requests please contact Kera at 323.966.5432 or info@mmaclassics.com.