Cameroonian-born French mixed martial artist and kickboxing star joins the stacked PFL Welterweight Division
NEW YORK (MAY 10 2023) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the signing of Cedric ‘Le Meilleur’ Doumbe to the league’s global roster.
The 30-year-old Cameroonian, fighting out of France, Doumbe is a former Glory Welterweight kickboxing world champion, winning 75 fights with 45 by knockout. Since transitioning to MMA, Doumbe is an undefeated mixed martial artist and widely regarded as one of the top Welterweights in the world. The former star of Netflix’s The Circle France, now brings his elite abilities to the PFL SmartCage.
“I am a unique fighter joining a unique organization in the PFL,” said Doumbe. “I look forward to great success in the PFL.”
“Cedric Doumbe is one of the greatest athletes in the world and a tremendous addition to the Professional Fighters League global roster,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations Ray Sefo. “Cedric dominated the sport of kickboxing and is poised to do the same in MMA. He is one of the most talented fighters in the world and will make an immediate impact here in the PFL.”
In signing Cedric Doumbe, the Professional Fighters League continues its commitment to European and African markets and talent. Doumbe is slated to attend the PFL Europe Playoff at Zenith Paris La Villette in Paris on Saturday, September 30. PFL Europe is the PFL’s first international league and showcases the very best MMA athletes across Europe.
PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company on a worldwide basis. PFL is the only MMA promotion with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL fighter roster hails from over 20 countries and 25% of PFL fighters are independently ranked in the top 25 of their weight-class. The Company leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and next-gen viewing experience. PFL airs live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN+ and is broadcast and streamed to 140 countries with 25 leading international media partners.
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Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide on all key metrics and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship. The Company has four global live fight franchises: PFL League Season, PFL Challenger Series, PFL PPV Super Fights, and PFL Europe.
PFL airs in the U.S on ESPN and ESPN+ and is broadcast and streamed to 140 countries with 25 international leading media partners, including DAZN, DirectTV, Viaplay, Sky Sports, and MBC. PFL has dozens of major brand sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, GEICO, Bose, US Marine Corps, and Celsius Energy Drink.
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