The PFL and ESPN have extended their partnership, announcing a new multi-year deal that will make the worldwide leader in sport the continue broadcast home of the promotion.
The deal was officially announced by the PFL via a press release, but the financial details of the agreement were not revealed. PFL CEO Peter Murray said the following about the new deal and what fans can expect from the organization in 2022. The PFL's new season kicks off April 20, with their new Challenger Series debuting on February 18 as well.
“After two successful years of providing fans with premium MMA content alongside ESPN, PFL is proud to extend and expand our agreement,” PFL CEO Peter Murray stated (h/t MMA Junkie). “As MMA continues to evolve as a sport and rights property, our differentiated product and unique approach will help shape its path forward, and in 2022, fans can expect more events, matchups between the world’s best fighters and innovative content than ever before.”
Murray also addressed the current status of the promotion's ongoing negotiations with undefeated PFL women's lightweight champion, two-time Olympic gold medalist, and free agent, Kayla Harrison. He remains confident she will return to the PFL in 2022.
“She is the most dominant fighter in our sport, in our view,” Murray said (h/t AP). “She’s got so much more to take on in this sport and we’re excited about her future. We’re excited about the PFL’s future with Kayla.