IFS Board Members

International Fight Showdown

IFS Board of Directors

Master Shawn Shilati

Master Shahin “Shawn” Shilati

President/Promoter/Matchmaker/Founder of the IFSĀ 

Why did I create the IFS? the most exciting form of stand up fighting is Muay Thai, the most exciting form of ground fighting is Mixed Martial Arts. The International Fight Showdown (IFS) combines these two into a hybrid show of hard hitting action for all fans. Coupled with the concept of an elimination contest, the IFS brings out the best of the best. No show has ever combined these elements, making the IFS the most popular fight today.

Gloria Q.Casella

Event Manager

I am proud to be working with the IFS as the event manager. Upon looking for a training gym in 1999, I met Master Shawn Shilati, the Promoter and Director of the IFS. Since then, I have been working closely with Master Shawn while assisting and promoting his gym and events. Thank you to the organizations, gyms, IFS fighters, fans and sponsors. Because of your support the International Fight Showdown is a great success.

David Huey

David Huey

Announcer/ Adviser/Media

I’ve been called “The Voice of Muay Thai.” But my role extends beyond being the announcer. As a trainer, practitioner, and critic of the sport, I have seen the IFS bring out the best new generation fighters. Master Shawn Shilati’s vision has given fighters, gyms, and trainers a place to be seen, heard and respected.