Major MMA star agrees to multi-year deal with The Professional Fighters League (PFL)
Aspen Ladd to compete in the 2023 PFL Regular Season
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NEW YORK (OCTOBER 4, 2022) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced former UFC standout, Aspen Ladd, has signed a multi-year agreement with the league.
After a stellar amateur career, the Pioneer, CA native Ladd, who trains out of MMAGold, signed with Invicta FC before making her UFC debut in 2017. She went on to secure back-to-back bonuses against Tonya Evinger and Sijara Eubanks. Ladd will enter the 2023 PFL Regular Season with a 9-3 professional record.
“The Professional Fighters League continues to grow its global talent roster by seeking the best talent from around the globe,” said President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “We are excited to welcome Aspen to the PFL’s women's division. Aspen will continue the PFL mission of bringing women's MMA to the forefront of our sport."
“I want to thank the Professional Fighters League for giving me the opportunity to continue my career in the PFL SmartCage,” said Ladd. “I am excited about the PFL’s sport season format where you win and advance based on talent and merit. I look forward to testing myself against the best women in the world.”
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the Regular Season advance to the win-or-go-home Playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to MMA fans around the world.
About Professional Fighters League
Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
PFL is primetime in the U.S on ESPN and ESPN+ and broadcast and streamed worldwide to 160 countries, with partners including Channel 4, DirecTV, RMC Sport, Eurosport, Sky Sports, and more. The PFL roster is world-class, with 25% of PFL fighters independently ranked in the top 25 in the world. The PFL proprietary SmartCage data and analytics platform powers real-time betting and provides next-gen viewing experience.
PFL has over two-dozen blue-chip brand sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, IBM, GEICO, DraftKings, Bose, Socios.com, Air Force Reserve, US Marine Corps, and more. PFL is backed by major investors including Ares Capital, Luxor Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, Swan Ventures, Knighthead, Legends, and several NBA, MLB, and NHL team owners.
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