PFL NEWS

Lance Palmer Selected to Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame

June 19, 2020

Two-time Professional Fighters League featherweight champion

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(Insider) PFL Chairman Donn Davis talks to Insider

May 13, 2020

An MMA boss is paying fighters not to fight in the coronavirus era and wants to change the game with tech innovations when his sport returns for good. It is a stark contrast to how the majority of combat sports businesses are trying to oper...

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(SportsPro) ‘The impact on us is extremely minimal’ Why the PFL has already rescheduled its 2020 season

May 6, 2020

Last month the Professional Fighters League became one of the first sports leagues to delay its 2020 season until 2021. Donn Davis, the tournament-based MMA promotion’s chairman and co-founder, explains how the organisation plans to stay rel...

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(Newsday) PFL donates 25,000 meals to Food Bank For New York City

May 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League postponed its season until next year, but that hasn't stopped the third-year mixed martial arts organization from keeping a foot in the New York market by helping to contribute to the ongoing fight against th...

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The Fight for Hunger Relief in NYC…Our Home

May 4, 2020

In the continued fight against COVID-19, many are struggling with limited access to food due to school closures and unemployment. To provide some comfort in such unprecedented times, the Professional Fighters League is teaming up with the Food Ban...

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(Forbes) Professional Fighters League Postpones Season, Prepares For 2021

April 29, 2020

The Professional Fighters League, a mixed martial arts organization, has postponed its season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The league plans on resuming next spring, although it may decide to run one-off events during the fourth quarter...

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(Cynopsis) The WNBA Draft drew viewership last week that hit a 16-year high

April 22, 2020

The 2020 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on ESPN finished as the most-watched WNBA Draft in 16 years and the second most-watched in ESPN’s history. This year’s event, which was held virtually in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, averaged 387,000...

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(Fansided) PFL keeps ‘significant majority’ of fighters after COVID-19 related roster cut

April 21, 2020

PFL CEO Pete Murray spoke to FanSided about the cash stipend the league will be paying to fighters following the cancellation of the 2020 season.  

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(Yahoo!) PFL to create original ESPN programming in lieu of postponing season

April 21, 2020

Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray discusses how the league is adapting to coronavirus disruption by postponing the season to 2021.  

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(FOX Business) PFL to create original ESPN programming in lieu of postponing season

April 20, 2020

Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray discusses how the league is adapting to coronavirus disruption by postponing the season to 2021.  

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(ESPN) What you need to know about the PFL's postponed 2020 season

April 19, 2020

The Professional Fighters League officially postponed its 2020 season on Monday because of the global impact of the coronavirus.   The PFL is the first major MMA organization to formally announce a plan for the rest of 2020 in the wa...

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(CBS Sports) PFL to Focus On Original Programming

April 19, 2020

The impact of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to be felt across sports in unique ways. While the UFC is looking to push forward with live events as soon as possible, the Professional Fighters League has decided to close their doors for t...

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(MMA Junkie) PFL Statement: Fighters to Receive Stipend

April 19, 2020

The PFL has pulled the plug on its entire 2020 season.   According to PFL CEO Peter Murray, the promotion will resume operations in 2021, and all contracted fighters will receive a monthly cash stipend to hold them over.  ...

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(ESPN) PFL Reschedules 2020 Season

April 19, 2020

The Professional Fighters League announced Monday that it is postponing its 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, with plans to resume its format of a regular season and playoffs in the spring of 2021. For this year, according to a prep...

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Jenkins Seeks Bright Lights

March 23, 2020

Bubba Jenkins is excited for the opportunity to compete on American soil again.   The Brave CF featherweight champion recently signed with PFL and will participate in the upcoming season, the promotion announced last week....

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Canadian Gangster Joins PFL

March 23, 2020

Olivier Aubin-Mercier’s stay with the UFC lasted more than five years, but after signing with PFL as a free agent, the Canadian is excited to experience something new.   PFL is on the other end of the spectrum from how UFC oper...

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Lawlor Joins PFL

March 13, 2020

Add Tom Lawlor to the list of UFC veterans that will take part in PFL’s next season.Lawlor, 36, will compete in the promotion’s 205-pound division, joining fellow former UFC fighter signees Rory MacDonald, Ol...

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Usman Talks PFL Signing

March 13, 2020

Today the Professional Fighters League (PFL) announced the signings of many new fighters, one of which ended up being former Titan FC heavyweight, Mohammed Usman.You may recognize the last name. Usman is the...

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Bubba Eyes Lance

March 13, 2020

Bubba Jenkins was a part of the fresh faces that were announced for PFL’s third season. The long time Bellator veteran will be competing in the promotion’s featherweight division. Newcomer Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins joins one of the toug...

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Kayla Targets Sarah

March 12, 2020

Kayla Harrison might now be a millionaire, but don’t think for a moment it’s changed her approach – or her desire to win – ahead of the next PFL season.Reigning 2019 women’s lightweight tournament champion Ha...

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New Fighter Signings For 2020 Season

March 10, 2020

10 Major New PFL Fighter Signings Include: Mohammed Usman, Justin Willis, Jordan Young, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Bubba Jenkins, Johnny Case, Clay Collard, Cindy Dandois, Marcin Held, and Laura Sanchez; Additional New Fighter...

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2020 Fighter Class Announced

March 10, 2020

The PFL announced a new class of signees, including several UFC and Bellator MMA veterans, for its 2020 regular season on Tuesday.Some of the more established names amongst the announcement included former UF...

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Triple C vs Kayla

March 9, 2020

Henry Cejudo found himself on the wrong end of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Kayla Harrison’s on Saturday at Dominance MMA media day, and somehow I was right in the middle of it.As I attempted to kick off an interv...

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Kayla Fights On

March 9, 2020

The last few years, Kayla Harrison has felt mixed emotions watching the Larry Nassar molestation scandal and the rise of the #MeToo movement.The two-time Olympic judo champion has felt immensely proud of the...

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier Joins PFL

March 5, 2020

"The Canadian Gangster" has found a new home.Former UFC veteran Olivier Aubin-Mercier has signed with the Professional Fighters League, he said on Wednesday's episode of the Ariel Helwani's MMA Show podcast.

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Palmer Home at PFL

March 2, 2020

" Lance Palmer knows he can compete with the best fighters in the UFC and Bellator, but he’s not going to sacrifice his bank account to prove it. The two-time PFL champion, who has banked over $2 million as a result...

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Six PFL Champions Return

March 2, 2020

All six of the 2019 Professional Fighters League champions will return for the upcoming 2020 season, the promotion told ESPN on Monday.The list of champions includes female lightweight Kayla Harrison, two-tim...

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PFL Debuts Annual PFL Awards

February 26, 2020

The League Will Recognize Its Best MMA Fighters and Moments from the 2019 Season in Addition to Presenting the PFL Professional of the Year Award to the Athlete that Best Exemplifies Sportsmanship in the Cage and Leadershi...

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Kayla Tries NFL Combine Skills

February 25, 2020

2019 PFL Women's Lightweight Champion Kayla Harrison tried out NFL Combine drills with trainer Pete Bommarito.

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Odintsov wins PFL IQS Lightweight Qualifier

February 24, 2020

Mikhail Odintsov won the PFL Lightweight Qualifier Series tournament in Ekaterinburg.Belarusian fighter Mikhail Odintsov won the PFL lightweight qualifier series, which took place today in Ekaterinburg. RCC became the...

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PFL Chairman Donn Davis FOS Podcast

February 20, 2020

A lifelong entrepreneur, Davis proved successful in technology, hospitality and entertainment before embarking on his latest venture: starting a professional sports league. Heading into its third year, Davis’s ambitions for th...

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FanSided Interview With CEO Peter Murray

February 13, 2020

As the PFL enters its third season, CEO Peter Murray spoke to FanSided about the promotion’s expanded international presence and model for growth.In 2020, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will enter its third sea...

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Russia International Qualifier Tournament

February 5, 2020

PFL Partners with Russian Cagefighting Championship for International Qualifier Series Lightweight Tournament on February 22nd at RCC Arena in Ekaterinburg, Russ...

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PFL Expands Global Reach

January 29, 2020

This February Through March, Fighters from Five International Markets Will Compete in Unprecedented Fight Twice in One-Night TournamentsOne Winner From Each In-Country...

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New PFL Series to Find Fighters

January 28, 2020

The PFL has announced a series of new, one-night tournaments around the globe, that will ultimately feed five new athletes into its 2020 regular season roster.The promotion has partnered with five separate organization...

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Tucker Named VP Global Brand Partnerships

January 27, 2020

Jim Tucker Brings Over 20 Years of Corporate Partnership Experience from the Biggest Sports Properties in the World, Including the Los Angeles Dodgers, NBA, UFC, NASCAR and NFL  

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(Forbes) The PFL Completes $50 Million Investment Round And Adds A Mike Tyson MMA Show

January 16, 2020

New Year’s Eve revelers packed Times Square last month, jockeying for position to see the ball drop and music acts take the stage. Ten blocks south at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, a different kind of clash was simultaneously taking p...

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$50 Million Investment

January 16, 2020

New Year’s Eve revelers packed Time Square last month and jockeyed for position to see the ball drop and music acts take the stage. Ten blocks south at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, a different kind of clash was t...

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(Cynopsis) ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 PFL World Championship was a hit

January 7, 2020

ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 PFL World Championship was a hit 

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