The Professional Fighters League (PFL) presents MMA for the first time in the sport-season format where individual fighters control their own destiny, competing in a regular season, playoffs, and championship. PFL’s differentiated format and exciting fights sparked breakout growth for the league. PFL events are live in primetime on ESPN2, ESPN+ & ESPN Deportes
The PFL 2019 Season features elite MMA athletes across six weight classes, including the first-ever 155-pound women’s division, with each fighter having two fights during the PFL Regular Season in May, June, July, and August.
Fighters earn regular season points based on their performance, with 3 points for a win, plus bonus points for knockouts and submissions. Each fighter is then seeded in standings for their weight class based on their point totals.
The top eight fighters in each weight class advance to the single-elimination PFL Playoffs in October, where fighters must fight twice and win twice in the same night to advance to the finals. The 2019 PFL World Championship is New Year’s Eve with the winners of each title bout being crowned PFL World Champion of their respective weight class and earning $1 million. Viewers will be delivered next-gen stats never before seen in MMA through the PFL’s proprietary SmartCage™ platform and Cagenomics™ technology.
PFL is backed by an investor group of sports, media, entertainment, and business titans. Watch PFL live Thursday nights in the U.S. on ESPN2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes. PFL is also available in 150 countries around the world with leading local broadcasters.
In the Professional Fighters League, we ask "What Do You Fight For?" For many of our elite athletes, the fight is about honor, respect and family. For all of us, the fight is also about community.
The PFL is committed to making a positive impact on the sport of MMA, our partners and our fighters—all well as in the lives and communities of the fans that support us.
Co-Founder And Chairman
Chief Executive Officer
President Fighting Operations
EVP Business Affairs and General Counsel
Chief Digital Officer
Donn Davis Co-Founder & Chairman Of The Board
Mark Leschly Co-Founder & Board Member
Peter Murray Chief Executive Officer, Board Member
Russ Ramsey Co-Founder & Executive Chairman
Nate Redleaf Board Member
Ted Segal Board Member
Mark Burnett MGM, Television Group & Digital
John Fahey Chairman, Time Inc.
David Hill President, Hilly Productions
Steve Mosko Former Chairman, Sony Television