PFL NEWS

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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NEWS | Kayla Harrison talks ATT, PFL, Olympics, Rousey, WWE, Impractical Jokers, Fearless Foundation

July 8, 2019

" History-making, two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, who is training at the illustrious American Top Team in South Florida, is competing for the innovative Professional Fighters League.Harrison, 28, is from Middleto...

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NEWS | Professional Fighters League Expands Global Distribution to 150 Countries

July 3, 2019

" Professional Fighters League (PFL) is expanding its global distribution footprint. Supported by global distribution agency Fighting Spirit, the PFL’s network of premier sports partners continues to grow, reaching over 150 countries aroun...

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NEWS | Professional Fighters League playoffs in Vegas

July 2, 2019

" The PFL's high-stakes postseason is coming to Sin City.Professional Fighters League will hold its playoffs in Las Vegas over three weeks in October, the promotion announced Tuesday. The PFL championship finals competitors in...

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NEWS | Sarah Kaufman: Kayla Harrison ‘absolutely’ gets preferential treatment but ‘I don’t care’

July 2, 2019

" Sarah Kaufman knew from the day she signed with Professional Fighters League that she was stepping into a division tailor made for two-time Olympic champion Kayla Harrison.The judo gold medalist joined the PFL after transitio...

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NEWS | Lilian Garcia talks new PFL venture, changes in WWE, Evolution PPV, podcasting and more

July 1, 2019

" This August will mark Lilian Garcia’s 20-year anniversary with WWE, and in that time, she’s become one of the most memorable and beloved on-air personalities the company has ever had.The decorated ring announcer was last seen...

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NEWS | KO Countdown: The Top 5 MMA Knockouts from June

July 1, 2019

" I'm a sucker for a good mercy stoppage.Not every cool knockout need be of the flying-double-spinning-head-crushing variety. I mean, yes, most of them are like that, but at PFL 2019 3 on June 6, Emiliano Sordi didn't need such...

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NEWS | PFL stats that surprise, including Viktor Nemkov's 30 mph punch

July 1, 2019

" We're closing in on the second set of regular-season fights in the Professional Fighters League, and over the first three fight cards, there have been a handful of standout performances that have elevated certain fighters into the spotli...

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NEWS | Top 10 fastest strikes from 2019 regular season

June 24, 2019

" After its inaugural season took place last year, the Professional Fighters League has returned for its second season in 2019 and three events have taken place thus far, all of which have produced entertaining fights and electrifying fini...

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NEWS | SN Q&A: Lilian Garcia on differences announcing for WWE and PFL, Michael Buffer, WrestleMania 35, podcast 'Chasing Glory'

June 20, 2019

" Lilian Garcia's voice resonates with every wrestling fan as the longtime ring announcer of the WWE. So, it might take some time for the WWE Universe to get used to seeing her in the mixed martial arts cage and announcing combatants for t...

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NEWS | What to watch for in the PFL's second round of fights

June 20, 2019

" The next three Professional Fighters League cards, which all take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, represent a key opportunity for everyone in each of the six PFL divisions who's hoping to contend for $1 million. Desperate competitors...

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