The first season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) is set to begin this June and will continue through the finals on December 31. The regular season will run from June to September, while the post-season starts in October, with the finals happening in December.
All events are going to have their main card aired live on the NBC Sports Network, while the preliminary cards will stream live on Facebook.
PFL Executive Chairman Russ Ramsey issued a statement saying that the NBC Sports deal is a huge step forward for the promotion:
“Today is an enormous step forward for the PFL and our mission of re-imagining and growing the sport of MMA. We’re thrilled to offer broad distribution for our first season, with great media partners in NBC Sports Network and Facebook. Pete Murray is an accomplished marketer and builder in sports and media, making him the ideal leader to deliver the innovative experience to MMA fans and build the PFL brand.”
A total of 72 fighters are competing in the six weight classes for the first season, winner from each weight class will share a $10 million post-season prize pool.
No fighters have been officially announced at this time for the six weight classes for the inaugural season.