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(SPORTTECHIE) Anthony Pettis on Leaving UFC for the PFL: ‘I Needed Something New and Exciting’

February 23, 2021

The UFC lost one of its former champions and most popular fighters when Anthony Pettis signed a contract last December to join the Professional Fighters League, citing the promoter’s structured season and $1 million payday to each division’s winne...

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(CNN) Claressa Shields takes jab at boxing over coverage, treatment of female fighters

February 19, 2021

If you haven't seen enough of boxer Claressa Shields -- or if you may not even know the name -- that's her point. She's an elite athlete in her prime, suffering from an apparent case of under-exposure.The 25-year-old Michigan native ha...

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(SPORTSKEEDA) 'I feel like it's my destiny to be the best in the world' - Rory MacDonald believes he can get back on top at PFL

February 19, 2021

Having once been in the limelight of the fighting world, Rory MacDonald is still confident he can get back into the pinnacle of mixed martial arts. The Canadian recently signed a two-year contract with the Professional Fighters League, where he ex...

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(IBS) PFL 2021: Things To Look Forward To In The Upcoming Season

February 12, 2021

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) will be making its return to action on April 23rd for its 2021 season.In just over three years, PFL has already established itself as the No. 2 global market leader in mixed martial arts (MMA), ri...

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(METRO) PFL can become the ‘Premier League of MMA’ as Claressa Shields debut details emerge

February 12, 2021

The Professional Fighters League hopes to offer a home to anyone from the world of combat sport looking to establish themselves in MMA following the signing of Claressa Shields. Unlike UFC, PFL operates under a regular season format cu...

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(IBTimes) PFL 2021 Season Offers Stacked Divisions With Proven Multi-Titled Champions

February 9, 2021

KEY POINTS - Stiff competition awaits Schulte and Palmer this coming 2021 PFL season- Pettis and Jenkins are among heavy hitters in their respective PFL divisions- Stacked divisions clearly show another exciting...

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(Forbes) How MMA Training For PFL Debut Helped Claressa Shields Find More Power

February 9, 2021

“Power.” That was the immediate response to my question when I asked Claressa Shields how her mixed martial arts training has helped her boxing game. The undefeated three-division world champion Shields will attempt to become the first boxer in th...

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Claressa Shields, world’s greatest female boxer, is coming for the MMA crown

January 28, 2021

Few on this planet know what it’s like to be the best in the world. Fewer still reach that point before they’re old enough to vote.Then again, there’s only one Claressa Shields, who won her first of two middleweight boxing Olympic gold...

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TWO-TIME MMA WORLD CHAMPION ANTHONY “SHOWTIME” PETTIS SIGNS WITH THE PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE 

December 23, 2020

“Showtime” Will Fight as a Lightweight in the PFL’s True Sport Season Format as He Looks to Compete Amongst the Best Athletes in the World Coming April 2021 on ESPN NEW YORK (Dec...

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KAYLA HARRISON DOMINANT IN FEATHERWEIGHT DEBUT, REMAINS UNBEATEN

November 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The world’s most dominant female lightweight mixed martial artist has expanded her impressive winning streak.Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist and 2019 PFL Women's Lightweight World Champion,

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(Forbes) Clay Collard Excited For His 2021 PFL Debut And Shot At $1 Million

October 13, 2020

On Saturday, October 17, Professional Fighters League Lightweight Clay Collard (9-2-3, 4KOs) will appear in a boxing match on ESPN for the fourth time since June, when he takes on undefeated Quincy LaVallais (...

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PFL Celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Day

October 12, 2020

The FACTS: ORIGINIndigenous people’s first proposed the day during a 1977 United Nations Conference on discrimination against them, but it...

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(Evening Standard) The Premier League of MMA? PFL Could Head for London as Part of Huge Expansion

September 1, 2020

The Professional Fighters League could soon be heading for London with the MMA organisation planning a huge expansion outside of the US.   The PFL, which operates under a regular season format culminating in play-off...

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PFL Pulse: Women In Sports Edition

August 31, 2020

The FACTS:Women make up roughly half of the world's population, yet their opportunity, representation and pay in sports is dwarfed by their male counterparts.As female representation in high school sports c...

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(Forbes) Professional Fighters League Prepares For Bubble For 2021 Season, Launches OTT Platform

August 19, 2020

Since mid-April, when the Professional Fighters League cancelled its 2020 season, the organization’s executives have been looking ahead to next year. Recently, with the number of coronavirus cases continuing to increase, the mixed martial arts org...

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PFL Wins Best Use of Instagram Award at Cynopsis Sports Media Awards

August 12, 2020

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has crowned a new champion! Only this time, it is outside of the cage and inside the digital marketing department! On Wednesday August 12th, the

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(BI AUS) Inside the coronavirus-enforced postponement of the 2020 PFL season, and how the company intends to return stronger than ever

August 11, 2020

The Professional Fighters League is used to being an outlier in the combat sports landscape.Unlike other mixed martial arts firms where athletes vie for rankings in standalone matches, the PFL has a league structure with a play-off and...

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(FOS) Professional Fighters League Launches OTT Platform To Become ‘Year-Round Content Company’

August 6, 2020

With the next Professional Fighters League season postponed until 2021, the mixed martial arts league moved up its planned OTT launch nearly a year early.   PFL CEO Peter Murray said the coronavirus pandemic accelerated its content p...

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(Russia Today) Million-dollar MMA: Professional Fighters League Says Russia is a 'Priority Market' as Organization Plans 2021 Return

August 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is targeting international expansion after agreeing a TV deal with Telesport in Russia, and say they're ready to make their mark on the international stage with their league-based MMA format.   ...

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(SCMP) PFL Chief ‘Certain’ Coronavirus Won’t Scratch 2021 Season as Promotion Launches Free OTT App

August 6, 2020

The Professional Fighters League may have cancelled its 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the US-based MMA promotion has not been lying still.   CEO Peter Murray joined SCMP MMA’s Post Fight to reveal plans for its...

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