PFL NEWS

(Forbes) Clay Collard Excited For His 2021 PFL Debut And Shot At $1 Million

October 13, 2020

On Saturday, October 17, Professional Fighters League Lightweight Clay Collard (9-2-3, 4KOs) will appear in a boxing match on ESPN for the fourth time since June, when he takes on undefeated Quincy LaVallais (...

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PFL Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12, 2020

The FACTS: ORIGINIndigenous people’s first proposed the day during a 1977 United Nations Conference on discrimination against them, but it...

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(Evening Standard) The Premier League of MMA? PFL Could Head for London as Part of Huge Expansion

September 1, 2020

The Professional Fighters League could soon be heading for London with the MMA organisation planning a huge expansion outside of the US.   The PFL, which operates under a regular season format culminating in play-off...

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PFL Pulse: Women In Sports Edition

August 31, 2020

The FACTS:Women make up roughly half of the world's population, yet their opportunity, representation and pay in sports is dwarfed by their male counterparts.As female representation in high school sports c...

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(Forbes) Professional Fighters League Prepares For Bubble For 2021 Season, Launches OTT Platform

August 19, 2020

Since mid-April, when the Professional Fighters League cancelled its 2020 season, the organization’s executives have been looking ahead to next year. Recently, with the number of coronavirus cases continuing to increase, the mixed martial arts org...

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PFL Wins Best Use of Instagram Award at Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

August 12, 2020

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has crowned a new champion! Only this time, it is outside of the cage and inside the digital marketing department! On Wednesday August 12th, the

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(BI AUS) Inside the coronavirus-enforced postponement of the 2020 PFL season, and how the company intends to return stronger than ever

August 11, 2020

The Professional Fighters League is used to being an outlier in the combat sports landscape.Unlike other mixed martial arts firms where athletes vie for rankings in standalone matches, the PFL has a league structure with a play-off and...

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(FOS) Professional Fighters League Launches OTT Platform To Become ‘Year-Round Content Company’

August 6, 2020

With the next Professional Fighters League season postponed until 2021, the mixed martial arts league moved up its planned OTT launch nearly a year early.   PFL CEO Peter Murray said the coronavirus pandemic accelerated its content p...

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(Russia Today) Million-dollar MMA: Professional Fighters League Says Russia is a 'Priority Market' as Organization Plans 2021 Return

August 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is targeting international expansion after agreeing a TV deal with Telesport in Russia, and say they're ready to make their mark on the international stage with their league-based MMA format.   ...

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(SCMP) PFL Chief ‘Certain’ Coronavirus Won’t Scratch 2021 Season as Promotion Launches Free OTT App

August 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League may have cancelled its 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the US-based MMA promotion has not been lying still.   CEO Peter Murray joined SCMP MMA’s Post Fight to reveal plans for its...

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(MSN) PFL MMA to Launch Free App with Premium Content

August 6, 2020

Professional Fighters League (PFL) is set to launch its free app where fans can watch full fight replays, behind the scenes footages, and never before seen World Series of Fighting match-ups.     PFL is the first mixed martial arts (...

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(Essentially Sports) PFL Announces Insane Promotional Video to Bring in Their OTT Platform Launch

August 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced the launch of an OTT platform that will change the viewing experience for MMA fans all over the world.   The venture undertaken by the PFL comes in partnership with ViewLift to bri...

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(My MMA News) Jordan Young discusses PFL’s New Series, “Prep Point”

August 5, 2020

Light heavyweight standout Jordan Young started his professional career on an absolute warpath. With 9 of his 11 wins coming via submission, Young was building a solid foundation as a fan favorite that finished fights impressively.  

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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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