ESPN & Professional Fighters League Announce Multi-Year Deal
According to the press launch, all ten PFL occasions will air stay throughout ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. Specific particulars about scheduling and encompass programming can be introduced within the coming weeks.
The PFL is the primary group to current MMA by a daily season, playoffs and championship format.
Six, five-hour PFL Regular Season occasions will happen on Thursday nights from May to August. Additionally, three PFL Playoff occasions will happen in October, with protection additionally carried throughout ESPN+, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
PFL Playoff occasions will function the highest eight fighters in every of the competitors’s six weight lessons trying to struggle—and win—twice in the identical evening to advance to the PFL Championship.
The season concludes on New Year’s Eve with the PFL 2019 Championship, that includes world title fights in each weight class stay solely on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Winners of every title bout can be topped PFL World Champion of their weight class and earn $1 million.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 25, 2019
Two months ago, ESPN had yet to air a single live MMA fight in its almost 40 year history. Today, it’s officially the home of the UFC and PFL. What a time to be alive. Who saw this coming? Massive day.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) February 26, 2019