PFL NEWS

NEWS | In his words: Pineda on joining PFL late, still having a shot at $1 million

July 24, 2019

" A few months ago, I was at my gym in Houston getting dressed in the locker room and preparing to train. I'd just defended my Fury FC featherweight title in a TKO victory over Ray Trujillo, but I was staying sharp. That's when the phone r...

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NEWS | British fighter Loughnane signing with PFL

July 24, 2019

" Brendan Loughnane has found a home.The popular British fighter has signed an exclusive deal with PFL, Loughnane's manager Malki Kawa and PFL CEO Peter Murray told ESPN.Loughnane (17-3) made headlines last month wh...

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NEWS | What to watch for at PFL 5

July 22, 2019

" Two of the Professional Fighters League's six playoff brackets are set, and now it's on to two of the best and most competitive divisions in the organization -- lightweight and featherweight.On Thursday at PFL 5 in Atlantic C...

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NEWS | Ratings report: PFL 4 does best numbers so far on ESPN2

July 19, 2019

" With no UFC events on ESPN, the televised MMA fare for the week came down to shows by Bellator and PFL.Bellator’s Friday night show on Paramount headlined by Julia Budd retaining the featherweight title over Olga Rubin via fi...

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NEWS | How John Howard's adult autism diagnosis put his fighting into perspective

July 19, 2019

" A week later, John Howard is still geeked about his first-round TKO of Ray Cooper III at the Professional Fighters League 4 event. It's not that Howard didn't think he could finish last year's welterweight runner-up; it's the unexpected...

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NEWS | Sarah Kaufman is here for PFL prize money – through Kayla Harrison or not

July 18, 2019

" It’s 3,000 miles from the Canadian island enclave of Victoria, British Columbia, to the boardwalk casinos of Atlantic City, New Jersey, which was a long way for someone like Sarah Kaufman to go without punching anyone in the end.

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NEWS | Kayla Harrison Sees Sarah Kaufman as “Stepping Stone” in Path to Greatness

July 17, 2019

" Securing her spot in the PFL 2019 playoffs, undefeated Kayla Harrison plans to prove she’s one of the best to ever grace the fight game — and feels Sarah Kaufman is a stepping stone along that path.There are a few key words t...

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NEWS | Kayla Harrison details trade with Jorge Masvidal: judo advice for hair products

July 17, 2019

" Kayla Harrison and Jorge Masvidal came to an agreement prior to “Gamebred’s” UFC 239 knockout of Ben Askren. It was a deal that seemed to work out swimmingly for both fighters.Harrison improved to 5-0 with her first-round sub...

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NEWS | Kayla, Kaufman among female fighters front and center

July 17, 2019

" Thursday night, Kayla Harrison continued her ascent, recording a first-round submission win over Morgan Frier to secure her position in the PFL's women's lightweight division playoffs.The two-time Olympic gold medalist enters...

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NEWS | PFL playoffs: Bracket breakdowns at welterweight, women's lightweight

July 15, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League's version of March Madness takes place in October, and it is already percolating. A third of the promotion's 2019 playoff bracket is set.On Thursday, the welterweight and women's lightweight d...

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NEWS | 20 MMA thoughts includes Kayla-Kaufman Championship collision course

July 15, 2019

" Four of the world's top MMA promotions (UFC, Bellator, ONE, PFL) held events this weekend. Usually, I don't love this because that means some shows are happening at the same time, but -- wouldn't you know it -- none of them overlapped th...

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NEWS | PFL 4 Playoff format fuels deluge of first-round finishes

July 12, 2019

" PFL 4 was everything the Professional Fighters League hoped for when it established its playoff format. Six out of eight fights Thursday ended before the final horn, with five first-round finishes dramatically altering the composition of...

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NEWS | Fighters break down optimal strategies to secure spots in PFL playoffs

July 12, 2019

" David Michaud picked a terrible time to suffer the quickest loss of his career.Michaud, 30, has been a professional fighter since 2009, and he has an impressive overall record of 15-5. May 9, however, was not his best night....

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NEWS | TV personality and social media influencer Jesse Jones, aka Filayyyy, to guest commentate Professional Fighters League MMA action

July 11, 2019

" Filayyyy Brings Signature Commentary Style to the Final Fight of PFL 4 on July 11 Via the PFL Live App, Complementing ESPN2 Live Telecast  The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organizat...

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NEWS | Race for the Playoffs Heats Up

July 10, 2019

" After a brief break in action, the Professional Fighters League is set to return this Thursday with PFL 4 live from the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The card will take place on ESPN+ and ESPN 2 and will feature both...

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PFL Has Come Long Way in Short Time

July 10, 2019

" Not all that long ago, World Series of Fighting stood as an odd fixture in MMA. On the one hand, it was an alternative league with a broadcasting arrangement with NBC and a fair share of big-name competitors, such as Anthony Johnson, Jus...

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NEWS | Kayla Harrison explains why she cried frustrated tears after her last victory and the pressures of being a perfectionist

July 10, 2019

" The most indelible moment from the first three events of the 2019 Professional Fighters League season isn't a highlight-reel knockout, though there have been several of them. It's not a chaotic back-and-forth fight or an entertaining pos...

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NEWS | PFL 4 on ESPN2 and ESPN+: Professional Fighters League Heads to Atlantic City for Playoff Push

July 10, 2019

" PFL 4 Airs Thursday Night, July 11 on ESPN2, ESPN+, and in Spanish on the ESPN App 10 Fights in the Welterweight and Women’s Lightweight Divisions Will Determine Who Makes the Playoffs...

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NEWS | Chris Curtis not worried about last year's champ, playoff seeding heading into second PFL appearance

July 9, 2019

" Fighting on the first event of the 2019 season, Curtis scored a third-round stoppage win over Andre Fialho, pushing his winning streak to eight and earning him four points - good for fifth place in the division heading into his second an...

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NEWS | What to watch for at PFL 4: Another test for Kayla Harrison

July 9, 2019

" The second half of the Professional Fighters League season kicks off Thursday, and a handful of competitors are looking at must-win scenarios. Some are jockeying for prime playoff position.The PFL's welterweight and women's l...

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