PFL live events and on-demand video content available year-round
PFL MMA Regular Season kicks off on April 20 to more than 160 countries
NEW YORK (April 20, 2022) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, and DAZN Group, the leading global sports entertainment company, have agreed to an exclusive broadcast partnership to feature the 2022 PFL Regular Season, Playoffs and PFL World Championship. DAZN will become the exclusive PFL broadcaster in Japan and Spain, joining sports properties such as LaLiga, Premier League, Formula 1, AFC, J-League and Serie A football.
PFL live events, including international qualifier series matchups, as well as original programming and content, will be available to audiences in Spain and Japan on DAZN SVOD streaming platform. The partnership was spearheaded in conjunction with Athletic Sports Group and its subsidiary Fight Globe.
“The Professional Fighters League is thrilled to announce our broadcast partnership with DAZN to carry coverage of the upcoming 2022 PFL Regular Season, Playoffs and PFL World Championship,” said SVP International, James Frewin. “We are excited by our continued global expansion and look forward to delivering premium MMA content to combat sports fans in Japan and Spain”
Tom Burrows, EVP Rights, DAZN Group said: “We’re looking forward to bringing PFL live events and original content to fans in Japan and Spain, exclusively on DAZN. Our live and on-demand sports experience is continuing to gather momentum in Spain, Japan and across the globe, transforming how fans enjoy sport.”
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the Regular Season advance to the win-or-go-home Playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster with 25 percent of its fighters independently ranked in the top-25 of the world, including 2021 PFL champions Kayla Harrison and Ray Cooper III. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to the more than 600 million MMA fans globally.