World-famous venue to host second and third 2023 Playoff events featuring the
Heavyweight, Women’s Featherweight, Welterweight and Lightweight divisions
on ESPN Platforms
NEW YORK (JUNE 8, 2023) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, today announced the world famous Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City will host the remaining two 2023 PFL Playoff events on Friday, August 18 and Wednesday, August 23.
The August 18 PFL Playoff event will feature the top four Heavyweights and Women’s Featherweights, while the August 23 PFL Playoff event will feature the top four competitors across the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions. These world class athletes will seek the chance to advance to the 2023 PFL World Championship and pursue an opportunity to earn a $1 million championship purse.
Tickets for the 2023 PFL Playoffs at The Theater at Madison Square Garden will be available for presale on Monday, June 19, and available to the general public beginning Tuesday, June 20. Tickets begin at $29.
“The PFL is thrilled to return to New York City and the ‘World's Most Famous Arena’ with two nights of PFL Playoff action,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “On August 18 and August 23, the world's best fighters will enter the PFL Smartcage with a trip to the 2023 PFL World Championship on the line. The PFL Regular Season has led to these critical moments, where elite athletes move one step closer to their $1million dreams.”
During the 2023 PFL Playoffs, four fighters across six competing weight-classes will have one opportunity to punch their tickets to the biggest night in MMA, the 2023 PFL World Championship, where they will earn a bid at the 2023 PFL championship and $1 million prize.
PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company on a worldwide basis. PFL is the only league in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL fighter roster hails from over 20 countries and 25% of PFL fighters are independently ranked in the top 25 of their weight-class. The company leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and next-gen viewing experience.
About Professional Fighters League
Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide on all key metrics and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship. The our global live fight franchises: PFL League Season, PFL Challenger Series, PFL PPV Super Fights, and PFL Europe.
PFL airs live in the U.S on ESPN and ESPN+ and is broadcast and streamed to 140 countries with 25 international leading media partners, including DAZN, Stan Sport, Viacom18, RMC Sport, Globo, Star Times, FPT, CSM, DirectTV, ITV, and MBC. PFL has dozens of major brand sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, GEICO, Bose, US Marine Corps, and Celsius Energy Drink.
PFL is backed by blue-chip investors including Ares, Luxor Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, Knighthead, Legends, and numerous NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS team owners.
MMA is the growth sport of this decade, with over 600 million fans worldwide, the youngest audience demo of any sport, and true global revenue streams.
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