The PFL (Professional Fighters League) kicks off its new season on Friday, April 23rd. The 2021 season features six weight classes, including the first-ever women’s lightweight division.


The PFL has gone from strength to strength each year and this season's lineup of fighters from Olympians to former UFC champions is sure to provide some world-class MMA action.


Here are 5 PFL fighters to watch out for this year:


#5 Clarissa Shields

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Three-division world boxing champion Clarissa Shields is bringing her combat skillset to the PFL cage. The two-time Olympic gold medalist is fighting in the 155-pound lightweight division.


'T-Rex' has been training at the famous Jackson-Wink MMA gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico with former UFC champions Holly Holm and Jon Jones. The 26-year-old is widely considered as the pound-for-pound greatest female fighter in the world.