Brendan Loughnane feels confident he made the right decision.
After getting passed over for a UFC contract due to a late takedown during his “Dana White’s Contender Series” fight, Loughnane inked a deal with PFL in the fall.
Despite being unable to partake in the 2019 tournament season which had already started, Loughnane was booked right away for a showcase fight. At PFL 2019: Playoffs 1 in early October, Loughnane won his promotional debut against Matt Wagy by unanimous decision.
Less than two months later, Loughnane has been rebooked for the PFL 2019 championship card. On New Year’s Eve, Loughnane (28-3 MMA) will take on David Valente at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. The promotion announced the booking Thursday.
“These guys are amazing,” Loughnane told MMA Junkie, about his experience with the PFL. “They promised me seven fights. Five in the tournament and two before the end of the year. I can’t complain. I just fought in Mandalay Bay and now I’m about to fight in Madison Square Garden. PFL is really delivering the goods.