PFL Reveals Rules, Roster & Schedule For Season One, Debut Show Card Reported

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The Professional Fighters League is set to begin their first season on June 7, which is just under two months away.

72 fighters in 6 different weight classes are set to compete for a $1 million prize and the following competitors are announced for the inaugural season:

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Featherweight

Alexandre Almeida
Max Coga
Lee Coville
Marcos Galvao
Andre Harrison
Magomed Idrisov
Bekbulat Magomedov
Nazareno Malegarie
Lance Palmer
Steven Siler
Jumabieke Tuerxun
Timur Valiev

Lightweight

Will Brooks
Luiz Firmino
Brian Foster
Jason High
Yuki Kawana
Islam Mamedov
Rashid Magomedov
Ramsey Nijem
Natan Schulte
Thiago Tavares
Chris Wade
Robert Watley

Welterweight

Paul Bradley
Ray Cooper III
Pavel Kusch
Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Jake Shields
Rick Story
Herman Terrado
Bojan Velickovic
Yuri Villefort
Jonatan Westin
David Zawada
Joao Zeferino

Middleweight

Shamil Gamzatov
Anderson Goncalves
Eddie Gordon
Rex Harris
John Howard
Andre Lobato
Abus Magomedov
Bruno Santos
Sadibou Sy
Louis Taylor
Gasan Umalatov
Danillo Villefort

Light Heavyweight

Jamie Abdallah
Bazigit Ataev
Jason Butcher
Rakim Cleveland
Maxim Grishin
Brandon Halsey
Vinny Magalhaes
Ronny Markes
Sean O’Connell
Smealinho Rama
Dan Spohn
Rashid Yusupov

Heavyweight

Caio Alencar
Francimar Barroso
Josh Copeland
Daniel Gallemore
Denis Goltsov
Jake Heun
Valdrin Istrefi
Shawn Jordan
Mike Kyle
Jack May
Jared Rosholt
Nick Rossborough

Season one of the PFL will consist of eleven events, which have also been announced:

June 7: New York, New York - The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden

June 21: Chicago, Ill. - Chicago Theater

July 5: Washington, DC. - GWU Smith Center

July 19: Long Island, N.Y. - Nassau Coliseum

August 2: Long Island, N.Y. - Nassau Coliseum

August 16: Atlantic City, N.J. - Ocean Resort Casino

August 30: Atlantic City, N.J. - Ocean Resort Casino

October 5: Playoff Event - Venue and city to be determined

October 13: Playoff Event - Venue and city to be determined

October 20: Playoff Event - Venue and city to be determined

December 31: Championship Event - Venue and city to be determined

MMA Fighting has also reported the following fight card for the first event of season one for the PFL:

Featherweights

Andre Harrison vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
Lance Palmer vs. Bekbulat Magomedov
Alexandre Almeida vs. Lee Coville
Magomed Idrisov vs. Steven Siler
Marcos Galvao vs. Nazareno Malegarie
Timur Valiev vs. Max Coga

Heavyweights

Mike Kyle vs. Shawn Jordan
Denis Goltsov vs. Nick Rossborough
Jared Rosholt vs. Valdrin Istrefi
Caio Alencar vs. Jake Heun
Josh Copeland vs. Jack May
Francimar Barroso vs. Daniel Gallemore

A points system is going to used to determine who from each division makes the playoffs, with 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss. Bonus points will also get rewarded for a first round finish (3 points), second round finish (2 points) and a third round finish (1 points).

MMA Junkie is also reporting that the top eight fighters from each division will compete in a single elimination tournament. The winner of the tournament gets $1,000,000, while the runner up gets $200,000, with the semi-finalists getting $100,000 each and the quarter-finalists getting $50,000 each.

Once the season begins on June 7, a portion of the fights will air on NBC Sports Network and the other fights will air live on Facebook. There will also be a post-fight show airing live after each event on Facebook.

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