PFL MMA Stars return to the SmartCage in Atlanta making
a final push towards the PFL Playoffs
PFL MMA to host Regular Season events on June 8, June 16 and June 23
live on ESPN networks and streaming platforms
NEW YORK (March 9, 2023) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced that the second half of its 2023 Regular Season will begin on Thursday, June 8 in Atlanta, GA at Overtime Elite Arena, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The PFL Regular Season features a true sports-season format, where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, with each winner of the six weight divisions receiving a $1 million prize.
The final three events of the regular season will take place on June 8, June 16, and June 23 as fighters across the league’s six weight divisions look to punch their tickets to the 2023 PFL Playoffs.
Tickets for the second half of the 2023 PFL Regular Season will go on-sale in April.
“The Professional Fighters League is thrilled to be returning to Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, for the second half of the 2023 PFL Regular Season,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “After three action-packed events in our 2022 Regular Season, our world-class fighters will be back for one more shot to punch their ticket to the 2023 Playoffs live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, with global distribution to 160 countries.”
The first of three consecutive PFL Regular Season events, PFL 4, hosted at Overtime Elite Arena on Thursday, June 8 will feature Featherweight and Light Heavyweight action, headlined by 2022 PFL World Champions Brendan Loughnane and Rob Wilkinson.
PFL 5 will take place on Friday, June 16 and will see action in the Heavyweight and Women’s Featherweight divisions. On Friday, June 23, PFL 6 marks the return of the Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.
PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company on worldwide basis. PFL is the only in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in sports-season “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. The PFL fighter roster is global and world-class, with fighters from over 20 countries and 25% independently ranked in the top 25. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and next-gen viewing experience. PFL is aired primetime live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN+ and in 140 countries via 25 leading broadcast and streaming partners.
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 Company has four 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, DirectTV, Viaplay, Sky Sports, 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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