There's a new mixed martial arts organization set to start this summer, and it's called The Professional Fighters League (PFL).
The PFL will follow a "true sport" format with individual fighters, which means it's not another promotion offering one-off events. The fighters will compete in a regular season, playoff and season-ending championship event for all six of the league's weight classes on New Year's Eve. There will be a total of 11 events with 126 fights scheduled.
Perhaps what's most appealing to fans is the fact that all of the action will be free to watch.
The season begins on June 7th from the Madison Square Garden Theater and it will be broadcast by NBCSN and Facebook Live. In fact, the entire regular season will air on NBCSN on Thursdays. The weekly event will be called "MMA Night in America," as the league stakes claim to a day of the week that is currently uninhabited by any other MMA organization.