On January 14th, 2006 the battle for fighting supremacy continues as TEAM USA returns north to do battle with TEAM CANADA. APEX Entertainment Group and Freedom Fight Productions were very careful to select the perfect coaches to lead the troops to war and provide the energy needed for Canada’s most viewed event. ‘We are proud to announce the team captains representing Team Canada and Team USA and we feel that entertainment level of the event has just reached new heights.’ Says organizers Pete Rodley and Alex Caporicci.Representing Team Canada is one of Canada’s top MMA competitors, who has traveled the world representing the great white north. Former UFC champion Carlos ‘The Ronin’ Newton, who has wins against MMA legends like Renzo Gracie and Pat Militech has always been one of the sports most beloved athletes. Newton’s respect for his competitors and martial arts has earned him millions of fans from North America to Asia.Representing Team USA is none other than the ‘New York Badass’ Phil Baroni. One of the sports most controversial figures, this multiple UFC and Pride veteran is someone who is definitely not shy to say what is on his mind. Baroni has seen all there is to see in MMA and is prepared to give his team the motivation they need to come out victorious is this historic event.Despite having personalities that are polar opposites of each other, Newton and Baroni do have in common a tremendous determination to win. It is this determination that will be contagious to both teams as they strive to survive on January 14th. Both team captains are proud of the country they represent and will not be happy unless their team comes out with the medals around their neck.Look for big news soon on how fans can mingle with these fighting icons and meet the Freedom Fighters just days before they step into the ring!The Holiday Inn Plaza la Chaudiere Gatineau is once again the official hotel of APEX: FREEDOM FIGHT 2006! Conveniently located in the heart of Gatineau’s business district and minutes from downtown Ottawa, this 4 star facility offers 232 spacious rooms, pool, whirlpool, sauna, restaurant, bar, parking and more. Call 800-567-1962 or 819-778-3880 for more information, and be sure to mention that you’re coming for FREEDOM FIGHT 2006 to get your discounted rate of $99.00 per night. The hotel is located at 2,rue Montcalm, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, JBX 4B4. BOOK EARLY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPECIAL RATE!TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.CA OR BY CALLING 613-755-1111APEX: FREEDOM FIGHT 2006 is proudly sponsored by BUDWEISER, HOLIDAY INN GATINEAU, EAU COOL, FAIRTEX GEAR, 106.6 THE BEAR, THE OTTAWA SUN, DIVINITIVE.COM, HARD ROCK CAF?, MAGIC DRAGONMIST, UTAN,SHOWDOWN ENTERTAINMENT, ARCTIC TAN WHOLESALE, OTTAWAENTERTAINMENT.CA and ITGC.ca,. Please take the time to visit these sponsors, who help support MMA!