2024 PFL Playoffs, available live across ESPN platforms in the U.S. and via
DAZN in Canada, Europe and additional premium sports platforms

Tickets for all three must-see events available now via Ticketmaster


(July 9, 2024) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL) today announced the finalized main cards for the 2024 PFL Global Season Playoffs, which will be available live in the U.S. across ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes. Additionally the PFL Playoffs can be seen live on DAZN throughout Canada and Europe, with premium sports platforms hosting the events across the world.

On Friday, August 2 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, TN, the Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight divisions will take center stage, with Denis Goltsov (34-8) meeting Tim Johnson (18-9) in the main event, while undefeated Dakota Ditcheva (12-0) will take on Jena Bishop (7-1) in the co-main event. Rounding out main card action, Oleg Popov (18-1) goes toe-to-toe with Linton Vassell (25-9), who replaces Valentin Moldavsky due to injury, and current Bellator Flyweight World Champion Liz Carmouche (22-7) battles Taila Santos (21-3) in the main card opener.

Two weeks later on August 16, the Light Heavyweight and Lightweight Playoffs emanate from Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. The card’s headline bout will see Impa Kasanganay (17-4) face Josh Silveira (13-3), while Rob Wilkinson(19-2) and Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (23-7-1) will serve as the co-main event. The Lightweights will open the main card, when Gadzhi Rabadanov(22-4-1) meets Michael Dufort (13-5) and Brent Primus (14-3) goes one-on-one with Clay Collard (25-13).

The Playoffs will conclude on August 23 at The Anthem in Washington D.C. with the Welterweight and Featherweight divisions. The pride of Manchester Brendan Loughnane (29-5) fights Kai Kamaka (14-5-1) in the main event, while Magomed Umalatov (16-0) battles Don Madge (11-5-1) in the evenings co-main event. The second 145-pound Playoff bout will see Gabriel Braga (14-1) taking on Timur Khizriev (16-0), while the second 170-pound tilt features an immediate rematch between Shamil Musaev (18-0-1) against Murad Ramazanov (12-1). 

PFL Regular Season features a true sports-season format, where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, with each winner of the six weight divisions receiving a $1 million purse. Additional preliminary bouts for all three Playoff events will be announced shortly.

PFL Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight Playoffs Main Card:
ESPN | ESPN+ (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada & Europe)
Friday, August 2 - 9:00 pm EST

Heavyweight Playoffs Main Event: Denis Goltsov (34-8) vs. Tim Johnson (18-9) 
Women’s Flyweight Playoffs Co-Main Event: Dakota Ditcheva (12-0) vs. Jena Bishop (7-1)
Heavyweight Playoffs Main Card Bout: Oleg Popov (18-1) vs. Linton Vassell(25-9) 
Women’s Flyweight Playoffs Main Card Bout: Liz Carmouche (22-7) vs. Taila Santos (21-3) 

PFL Light Heavyweight and Lightweight Playoffs Main Card:
ESPN | ESPN+ (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada & Europe)
Friday, August 16 - 9:00 pm EST

Light Heavyweight Playoffs Main Event: Impa Kasanganay (17-4) vs. Josh Silveira (13-3) 
Light Heavyweight Playoffs Co-Main Event: Rob Wilkinson (19-2) vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (23-7-1)
Lightweight Playoffs Main Card Bout: Gadzhi Rabadanov (22-4-1) vs. Michael Dufort (13-5) 
Lightweight Playoffs Main Card Bout:Brent Primus (14-3) vs. Clay Collard(25-13) 

PFL Welterweight and Featherweight Playoffs Main Card:
ESPN | ESPN+ (U.S.) | DAZN (Canada & Europe)
Friday, August 23 - 9:00 pm EST

Featherweight Playoffs Main Event: Brendan Loughnane (29-5) vs. Kai Kamaka (14-5-1) 
Welterweight Playoffs Co-Main Event: Magomed Umalatov (16-0) vs. Don Madge (11-5-1) 
Featherweight Playoffs Main Card Bout: Gabriel Braga (14-1) vs. Timur Khizriev (16-0) 
Welterweight Playoffs Main Card Bout: Shamil Musaev (18-0-1) vs. Murad Ramazanov (12-1)

PFL is the only organization in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship each year. The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight-class. PFL has an expansive global vision for the sport and is building the “Champions League of MMA” with PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and more international leagues in development. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage, powering fight analytics, real-time betting, AI scoring, and a next-generation viewing experience. PFL is available on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S. and is broadcast and streamed in 150 countries with 20 premium media distribution partners.

Professional Fighters League (PFL) is a global powerhouse in MMA and the fastest-growing sports league world-wide. PFL has five live fight franchises, offering year-round content: PFL League Season, PFL PPV Super Fights, PFL Challenger Series, PFL International Leagues, and Bellator. Founded in 2018, PFL is backed by major blue-chip investors including SRJ, Ares, Knighthead, Luxor Capital, Waverley Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and numerous NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS team owners. MMA is the growth sport business of this decade, with 650 million fans worldwide, the youngest audience demographic, and true global revenue streams.

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