The PFL Mission

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

MMA Re-Imagined: True Sport Season Format

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.

  • Debuted 2019 Season on ESPN2 & ESPN+
  • Innovative video product/immersive viewing experience
  • Enabled by proprietary PFL technology
  • Used for first time in MMA
  • Endorsed and approved by state athletic commisions
  • Displays live impact speed
  • Tracks total punches, kicks, takedowns
  • Fighter tracking monitors cage control
  • Tracks distance traveled

PFL Fights for Communities

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.

U.S. Distribution

Every PFL event featured live in primetime on ESPN Linear and DTC Platforms plue re-airs.

LIVE EVENTS

Half-hour pre-event show

4 hour event

Half-hour post-event show

International Distribution

Distributed to 150+ countries

NEWS

Executive Team

Management Team

Donn Davis
Co-Founder And Chairman

Peter Murray
Chief Executive Officer

George Greenberg
Executive Producer

Ray Sefo
President Fighting Operations

Jim Bramson
EVP Business Affairs and General Counsel

Dan Ghosh-Roy
Chief Digital Officer

Board of Directors

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

Strategic Advisors

Mark Burnett MGM, Television Group & Digital

John Fahey Chairman, Time Inc.

David Hill President, Hilly Productions

Steve Mosko Former Chairman, Sony Television

PARTNERS