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PFL playoffs to open with welterweights; championship event not in New York

July 26, 2021

Professional Fighters League is less than a month away from opening the 2021 playoffs.   And when PFL does return on Aug. 13 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Fla., it will be with the centerpiece welte...

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PFL: Claressa Shields has opponent set for August, could fight in 2022 season format

July 26, 2021

Claressa Shields will return to the MMA cage in August with an opponent already identified, PFL CEO Peter Murray has confirmed to the South China Morning Post. Boxing’s “GWOAT” (greatest woman of all time) secured a comeback victory o...

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American judo prodigy raises money for Surfside survivors after 1st-round MMA victory

July 26, 2021

Judo champion Kayla Harrison is raising money for Surfside victims through her charity, the Fearless Foundation   A two-time Olympic gold medalist turned mixed martial artist appealed to fans after a first-round victory last week to...

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The Professional Fighters League gears up for the playoffs, and Kayla Harrison is out to defend her title

July 26, 2021

Featherweights and lightweights are to fight Aug. 13, light heavyweights and welterweights Aug. 19, and the heavyweights and women’s lightweights will wrap things up Aug. 27.   The 2021 Professional Fighters League regular season in...

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PFL news and notes: Pay-per-views in 2022, new finals date and location

July 26, 2021

The PFL appears poised to put Kayla Harrison to a test in 2022, in order to see what kind of star it has on its hands.   Harrison first faces tests this summer and fall in the 2021 playoffs, of course, but it would be a shocker if th...

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MMA News: PFL's Kayla Harrison Is Making Strong Case For Pound-For-Pound Best

July 26, 2021

If you haven’t been paying attention to the 2021 regular season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), then you’ve been missing out on quite a lot.   If you have been tuning in, then you’ve likely gotten to see Kayla Harrison dom...

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PFL CEO Peter Murray talks playoffs, confirms fans will be present at 2021 championship event

July 26, 2021

PFL CEO Peter Murray reflects on 2021 PFL season so far, looking ahead to playoffs and beyond.   After the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the cancelation of their 2020 season, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has been a high poi...

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Fightin’ talk: PFL, MMA, sportsbooks, and the industry’s one-two punch

July 26, 2021

A flurry of recent deals have seen a number of operators pair up with combat sports organizations. Could mixed martial arts events one day be considered as vital a sport for bookmakers as the major leagues?   Move aside big four fans...

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PFL announces playoff schedule leading with Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald on Aug. 13

July 26, 2021

The PFL has announced its official playoff schedule, which consists of three events in August.   The events will take place on Aug. 13, 19 and 27. All of the cards will be held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, F...

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MMA deserves global stage at Olympic Games, says Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray

July 12, 2021

Martial arts were part of the ancient Olympics and will feature prominently in Tokyo. But is it time for mixed martial arts to become an Olympic Sport?   CEO of the Professional Fighters League, Peter Murray, is unequivocal: "Absolut...

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Champion fighter Kayla Harrison of ATT and PFL helping people in Miami condo tragedy

July 12, 2021

With the PFL MMA Playoffs in South Florida in August, PFL Champ Kayla Harrison of American Top Team encouraged PFL to get involved in the Surfside cause.   PFL CEO Peter Murray said: “Professional Fighters League is saddened by and g...

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Claressa Shields will fight in MMA and boxing 'concurrently', says PFL CEO Peter Murray

July 12, 2021

Claressa Shields' new MMA career will not stall her big fights inside the boxing ring, says Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray.   Shields is among the top female boxers in the world as a two-division undisputed champion bu...

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New Zealand MMA star Genah Fabian keeps million-dollar dream alive in Las Vegas

July 5, 2021

New Zealand’s Genah Fabian has scored a punishing second-round knockout to maintain her hopes of a million-dollar prize.   Fabian defeated Julijah Pajic of Montenegro in Las Vegas on Saturday (NZ time) to collect her second victory i...

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PFL 6: Anthony Pettis warns he’ll be ‘different fighter’ vs Raush Manfio, ‘thinking of nothing else’ but title

July 5, 2021

Anthony Pettis is hell-bent on adding another world title to his collection, and there will be little margin for error when he faces Brazil’s Raush Manfio at PFL 6 on Friday night.   There aren’t many fighters who know more about bel...

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A heavyweight wrecking machine scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event

July 5, 2021

A heavyweight wrecking machine called Bruno Cappelozza scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event Friday.   The sixth event of the PFL's 2021 season took place behind-closed-doors at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlanti...

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2021 PFL playoffs: A rematch, a coin flip and two women on a collision course

July 5, 2021

More than 60 fighters competed during the 2021 Professional Fighters League regular season, but by the end of the night at PFL 6, that number had been cut down to just 24. Four fighters each, in six divisions, will compete for one of six $1 millio...

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Harrison clinches Playoffs spot — but not as No. 1 seed

June 26, 2021

The PFL 6, 2021 main event brought the return of undefeated juggernaut Kayla Harrison, who took on UFC, Invicta FC, and Bellator veteran Cindy Dandois.  The 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist in...

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Manfio rocks Pettis late, snatches split-decision victory

June 25, 2021

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis came into the 2021 PFL Lightweight tournament a heavy favorite … and then he lost his opening-round matchup against Clay Collard at PFL 1, 2021.  This put Pettis in desperation mode Friday evening, a...

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Khaybulaev punches ticket to Playoffs, knocks off two-time champ Palmer

June 25, 2021

Lance Palmer entered his PFL 6, 2021 bout Friday evening against Movlid Khaybulaev as the underdog.  Yeah, read that again.  Palmer, the two-time PFL Featherweight champion, felt some serious pressure against Khaybulaev,...

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Goltsov finishes strong vs. Sayles, earns No. 2 seed in Playoffs

June 25, 2021

High-profile PFL heavyweights Denis Goltsov and Brandon Sayles kicked off the PFL 6, 2021 main card on ESPN2 in style.  Entering the bout with six and five points, respectively, Goltsov and Sayles each impressed in their first-round m...

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