PFL NEWS

BOXING CHAMPION CLARESSA SHIELDS SET TO MAKE PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE DEBUT, PFL 4 FIGHT CARD FINALIZED

June 9, 2021

 PFL 4 Will Air On ESPN+ Starting at 7 p.m. ET, Continues on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET as Second Half Of 2021 PFL Regular Season Gets Underway NEW YORK (June 9, 2021) — The...

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BetMGM Named Authorized Gaming Operator of The Professional Fighters League

June 9, 2021

BetMGM will offer promotions for fans in the US beginning with PFL 4 airing Thursday, June 10th in primetime across ESPN Networks   NEW YORK (June 9, 2021) – The Professional Fighter...

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‘It’s her time right now’: Claressa Shields has lofty goals as crossover MMA star

June 8, 2021

Claressa Shields often gets emotional when a conversation leads to her greatest inspiration: her late grandmother, Joanne Adams.   It was Adams’ support that drove Shields to become boxing’s first two-time Olympic gold medalist and a...

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PFL 4, 2021: Weigh-in Results

June 8, 2021

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) held the weigh-ins for its fourth event of the 2021 season Wednesday, June 9. The official pre-fight check took place at the Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.PFL 4, 2021 features the men’s feath...

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Claressa Shields Discusses MMA Training Ahead Of PFL Debut

June 8, 2021

There isn’t much more Claressa Shields can do in boxing.   In just 10 fights, the 26-year-old Flint, MI native has won world championships in three divisions. She’s a two-time Olympic Gold medalist and is the first boxer in the four-...

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PFL playoffs slated for August in Florida casino

June 8, 2021

Professional Fighters League will spend its summer in sunny South Florida.   The mixed martial arts league told The Post it will hold its trio of playoff events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., on Aug. 13,...

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Ray Sefo’s Breakdown of PFL 4, 2021: Featherweights and Lightweights 

June 7, 2021

The Professional Fighters League opens the second half of its third regular season Thursday, June 10, with PFL 4. The event takes place at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The stage is set for featherweights and lightweig...

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Wiz Khalifa Says He Might Put on His Own MMA Fight

June 7, 2021

Wiz Khalifa, who is one of the world’s top recording artists, is an avid fighting enthusiast. So much so that he’s placed his financial backing into the Professional Fight League (PFL) as part of its ownership group.   After starting...

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Two-division boxing champion Claressa Shields is serious about her future in MMA

June 6, 2021

CLARESSA SHIELDS RETURNED to JacksonWink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in late March, fresh off making boxing history by becoming the first two-division undisputed champion in the four-belt era.   Time was running low, though, with...

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How lightweight hopeful Clay Collard turned the PFL on its head

June 4, 2021

Clay Collard was the other guy. He was the one standing across the cage from the PFL's prized new signee, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. It was a big moment for the emerging fight promotion, and the vibe of the introductions for this season-opening ma...

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Claressa Shields aims to become a millionaire and a household name in MMA, something boxing never provided her

June 4, 2021

Claressa Shields had a lot of reasons to make the move from boxing to mixed martial arts with her first professional fight now just a matter of days away.   Despite being a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a multi-time, multi-divis...

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Pursuit of fame and fortune drove world boxing champ Claressa Shields to MMA

June 4, 2021

“In women’s boxing, women don’t get paid that much,” Shields told MMA Fighting. “I’ve won every title you can think of, every last organization. Three-time division world champ, two-time undisputed champ at 154 and 160 [pounds]. I’ve held titles a...

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PFL 6 features Kayla Harrison, Fabricio Werdum bouts on June 25 card in Atlantic City

June 4, 2021

Kayla Harrison, the self-proclaimed "baddest woman" in mixed martial arts, will return to action against Cindy Dandois in the main event of PFL 6 in Atlantic City.   PFL officials announced the league's next round of heavyweight and...

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US boxing phenom Claressa Shields will likely put on a show in her high-stakes MMA debut, a top analyst says

May 25, 2021

American boxer Claressa Shields is capable of putting on a show in her upcoming MMA debut at a Professional Fighters League event inside the Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.   That's according to a PFL analyst and commentator Kenn...

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‘In your dreams’: Boxing multiweight champion Claressa Shields warns MMA debut opponent Elkin over threats of a quick submission

May 23, 2021

Boxing sensation Claressa Shields, who is about to cross over to MMA, has hit out at her first octagon rival Brittney Elkin and laughed off claims that she will submit Shields on her Professional Fighters League debut next month. Supr...

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WINNING STRATEGY: AS BOXING’S BEST, CLARESSA SHIELDS STILL SEEKS HER BEST

May 20, 2021

Claressa Shields is the most dominant fighter in women’s boxing. And that’s just not good enough for her.   She calls herself boxing’s GWOAT (Greatest Woman of All Time) and has so far at every stage of her young career backed up her...

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Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald to face Gleison Tibau at PFL 5

May 19, 2021

Canadian welterweight Rory (Red King) MacDonald will face fellow UFC alumnus Gleison Tibau at PFL 5 on June 17 in Atlantic City, N.J.   The fight at the Ocean Casino Resort will be the second for MacDonald in the Professional Fighter...

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Canada's MMA superstar Rory MacDonald headlines PFL 5 after previous fighting masterclass

May 19, 2021

Canada's MMA superstar Rory MacDonald headlines PFL 5 on June 17 after a fighting masterclass on his PFL debut last month, in which he defeated Curtis Millender by rear-naked choke submission in the very first round.   PFL MMA is a r...

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Conor McGregor heaps praise on Claressa Shields ahead of boxing star's MMA debut

May 14, 2021

Shields captured Olympic boxing gold in London 2012, then repeated the feat in Rio four years later before turning professional and capturing world titles in three different weight classes. The Michigan-born fighter has been a vocal advocat...

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PFL queen Kayla Harrison says she's always had a target on her back, but will never stop fighting like she's the hunter

May 14, 2021

The last time Kayla Harrison fought she took a shower and the water turned red. She'd beaten her opponent so badly that she was covered in her blood. It was a pandemic-era contest under the all-women Invicta umbrella, promoted by visionary...

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