PFL NEWS

NEWS | What we learned from PFL 1

May 14, 2019

" The first night of PFL Season 2 delivered on several fronts. There were four first-round finishes in Thursday's 10 fights, including the second-shortest fight in PFL history, and two other bouts that ended before three rounds were over.

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NEWS | Back in ‘Action’: Chris Curtis talks about chasing PFL prize after coming out of retirement

May 14, 2019

" Soon, the PFL came calling, which meant Curtis was back for good. It also meant he was breaking the promise he made to his children that he would hang up the gloves last year. But when he told them that winning the PFL’s welterweight tou...

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NEWS | Fighter Andre Harrison Has a Score to Settle

May 14, 2019

" Mixed martial arts has grown rapidly in popularity in the United States, and fighters come from a variety of disciplines. One fighter was undefeated until last year, and now he’s looking for payback.Andre Harrison of Valley S...

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NEWS | 5 Things We Learned at PFL 1

May 11, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League returned for its second season on Thursday, May 9 as PFL 1 took place live on ESPN+ and ESPN2 from NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.  Overall, the card produced an...

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NEWS | Harrison dominates, 'not happy' with decision win

May 10, 2019

" Kayla Harrison dominated Larissa Pacheco in their Professional Fighters League matchup on Thursday night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, but she said she cried afterward because she wanted to produce a spectacular performance,...

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NEWS | Cooper submits adopted cousin Kamaka at PFL 1

May 10, 2019

" Ray Cooper III entered the cage to face Zane Kamaka, his adopted cousin, after weeks of trash talk leading into PFL 1. That clearly wasn’t enough time to share their feelings. Cooper and Kama...

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NEWS | Harrison Dominates Pacheco in 2019 Regular Season: PFL 1

May 10, 2019

" One of mixed martial arts' brightest young prospects remained unbeaten as Kayla Harrison dominated Larissa Pacheco in the main event of the first Professional Fighters League card of the 2019 season at NYCB Live at Nassau Coliseum in Uni...

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NEWS | Ranking the PFL fighters: Women's Lightweights

May 9, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League introduced a different concept in running an MMA organization during its first season in 2018. It mirrored its product after the stick-and-ball sports in America by having fighters compete in two regular-...

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NEWS | PFL statement on Cooper-Kamaka

May 8, 2019

" Today, Zane Kamaka failed to make weight for his PFL1 bout against his cousin and rival Ray Cooper III. Both fighters were scheduled to fight at 170-pounds in the welterweight division. Kamaka tipped the scales at 172.8 pounds, 1.8 pound...

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App Launch Preps For Sports Betting

May 8, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League is launching a new app on Wednesday that will bring livestreamed matches directly to consumers outside the U.S., and encourage fans to make predictions on match outcomes as the league prepares for a move...

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NEWS | Professional Fighters League CEO: 'MMA is mainstream, it is no longer a niche sport'

May 8, 2019

" After a successful debut — and challenge to the traditional format of mixed martial arts — the Professional Fighters League is returning for its second season this Thursday. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman & Brian Cheung discuss with PFL...

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NEWS | Will the Professional Fighters League thrive on ESPN?

May 8, 2019

" When the Professional Fighters League (PFL) rose from the ashes of World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and announced its format, many within the mixed martial arts community appreciated the distinct approach the promotion wanted to bring to...

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NEWS | Who to watch for in Season 2 of the PFL

May 7, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League's second season gets underway May 9 with 68 fighters competing from May until New Year's Eve. Will Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison continue her unbeaten streak and reign supreme in the women's lightw...

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NEWS | 2019 PFL top underdogs

May 7, 2019

" In a sport like mixed martial arts, anything can happen. When a format with a regular season, playoffs and a championship is used, however, all bets are off. Using this type of system, the Professional Fighters League...

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NEWS | Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show: Interview with Randy Couture

May 7, 2019

" ESPN's Ariel Helwani is joined in studio for a wide-ranging interview with MMA legend and Professional Fighters League commentator Randy Couture. WATCH INTERVIEW"

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NEWS | MMA Junkie Radio interview with Jeremy Kennedy

May 6, 2019

" MMA Junkie Radio kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with special guests Jon Anik, Jeremy Kennedy, and “The Schmo.” Kennedy competes in the PFL, and he’ll discuss his upcoming fight on the PFL’s Season 2 deb...

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NEWS | What you need to know about the PFL

May 6, 2019

" The Professional Fighters League made its debut last year with a format intended to feel familiar for sports fans to bring a new audience to combat sports. There is a season with standings, then playoffs, and to cap it all off, the bigge...

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NEWS | Professional Fighters League's Second Season Kicks Off

May 3, 2019

" Professional Fighters League is kicking off its second season with MMA heading to Thursday nights on ESPN2, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes beginning May 9th. PFL CEO Peter Murray joined Cheddar to discuss a $30 million in a new round of funding...

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NEWS | Professional Fighters League launches "Changing the Game" campaign featuring debut of original programming on ESPN2

May 2, 2019

" PFL Original Productions to Present Two, One-Hour Specials Tonight on ESPN2 at 10:30pm ET and 11:30pm ET  PFL 2019 Season Premieres May 9 on ESPN2, ESPN...

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NEWS | Former WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia signs with PFL

April 30, 2019

" To this day, there are hardcore fans on both sides of the fence who adamantly deny that mixed martial arts and pro wrestling share traits. You’d think the fact there’s been a crossover between this sport and sports...

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