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Donofrio Entertainment MMA Detroit Schedule: Spring/Fall 2012

Posted on 03/06/2012

The next several months will be extremely busy for the Midwest’s premier promoter of mixed martial arts, Joseph Donofrio of Donofrio Entertainment, as he is announcing no less than six …big shows.

Tuesday, April 24, IFL 46 Donofrio Entertainment, in association with Shelby Lions Club and Leader Dogs of the Blind, will return to the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township, Michigan (54660 Van Dyke), for their third-annual KNOCKOUT BLINDNESS MMA event featuring a great night out including gourmet dinner, open bar and 10 great MMA fights.

All proceeds go to Leader Dogs of the Blind. For tickets, please call Joe Burke (586.216.9338).

On Saturday, April 28, Donofrio is back to his headquarters at The Palace of Auburn Hills for IFL 47 “MAYDAY: YOU’RE GOING DOWN!” another of his legendary MMA festivals featuring the Midwest’s best MMA fighters in all-out caged warfare, plus all the spectacular production that always comes with Donofrio events including pyrotechnics, beautiful cage girls, thumping music, blazing laser and light shows and the unparalleled work of ring announcer Phil “The Voice” Davey.

Tickets for IFL 47 “MAYDAY: YOU’RE GOING DOWN!” go on sale Monday, March 12, and will be priced at $10, $20 and $30 at, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Visa, Discover and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000.

And then on Tuesday, May 15, Donofrio will end the Spring MMA season with his fourth-annual “IFL 48 – THRILLA AT THE VILLA” show in association with Multiple Sclerosis Society of Michigan at Villa Penna Ristorante and Banquet Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The Thrilla will be a charity MMA event to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Each year, thousands are raised at this annual show.

The Villa Penna is located at 43985 Hayes Road.

On Saturday, May 5, 2012 at The Fillmore Detroit (2115 Woodward Ave.), Donofrio will proudly present “IFL 49 – TURF WARS”, another installment of his cross-border cage wars featuring 15 all-out battles between male and female fighters from the United States and Canada.

This series of shows always brings in an equal contingent from either side of the border, so get your tickets now and cheer your team onto victory.

Tickets for “IFL 49 – TURF WARS” are available now at The Fillmore Detroit box office and all Ticketmaster locations or at

Voted “Best Outdoor Show” Donofrio MMA, The Impact Fight League present “Brawl in the Fall” IFL 50 at the legendary Meadow Brook Music Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2012. This annual event is one of Michigan’s most enjoyed shows with the magnificent background of The Meadow Brook Mansion and surrounding 1,000 acres of manicured beauty. 15 nonstop competitive fights under the stars in the totally covered pavilion that only Meadow Brook Music Festival can offer. Tickets on sale soon.

Donofrio MMA, The Impact Fight League in association with the Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena proudly presents the long awaited debut of Mixed Martial Arts at the popular Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland. Join us as we present IFL 51 on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with 16 nonstop action MMA bouts in a sanctioned event with the NAASF of Ohio. Donofrio MMA and the NAASF bring the best MMA action to the best arena in Cleveland. Tickets on sale soon.

All bouts at all events are subject to change. Check out for updates.

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