WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Professional Fighters League (“PFL”) today announced its philanthropic commitment as a league to two main causes: harnessing the power of sports to encourage young people to be active, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals; and supporting active duty military and veterans. As part of its commitment to fight for our communities, the PFL will offer an exclusive thirty percent discount for active duty military and veterans for each of its 2018 season Thursday night events. The “fighters first” league will debut its 2018 regular season live on Thursday, June 7, at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
“At PFL, we are committed to fighting for our communities and working to build a better life for others,” said Pete Murray, CEO of PFL. “As a league, we are honored to give back to our fans by mentoring and empowering children through the power of sports. We are also deeply dedicated to supporting our active duty military and veterans and we are proud to offer ticket discounts to those who have served and continue to serve our country. We will continue to work in our hometowns and in our host cities across the U.S.A. to help others fight for what matters most to them.”
The 2018 PFL season will feature 126 fights on Thursday nights in seven regular-season events, bracket-style “win or go home” playoffs, and a $10 million post-season prize pool—the largest prize pool in the history of MMA. The season will begin with 12 athletes in each of six different weight classes. Eight fighters from each class will earn their way into the playoff rounds, and one fighter in each division will earn the title of champion.
PFL1-7 events of the regular season, playoff events and the championship
event are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 7: Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Thursday, June 21: Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 5: GWU Smith Center, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, July 19: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 2: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 16: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Thursday, August 30: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, October 5: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 13: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 20: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Monday, December 31: Championship Event (Venue and City TBA)
Tickets for the June 7th PFL1, June 21st PFL2, and July 5th PFL3 regular season events are on sale at www.PFLmma.com. Active duty military and veterans can purchase tickets for 30% off regular price using the code VET30.
U.S.-based and international fans will be able to watch all PFL regular season, playoff, and championship fights—over 66 hours of live action—for free. In the United States, all PFL regular season events will air live on Thursday in primetime exclusively on NBCSN, and stream live on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and pflmma.com. Outside the U.S., Facebook will stream up to six hours of free, live coverage for each event. In the U.S., fans can watch the first three hours of coverage of each event on Facebook.
About Professional Fighters League™
The Professional Fighters League presents MMA for the first time in the sport format where individuals compete in a regular season, “win-or-go-home” post-season, and championship. Co-founded by Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey, and Mark Leschly, the Professional Fighters League is backed by an ownership group of sports, media, and business titans. The PFL 2018 Season has 72 fighters in six weight-classes, competing in the regular season on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The top eight in each weight-class face off in single-elimination playoff fights on Saturday nights in October and the PFL season concludes December 31 with six championship bouts back-to-back with a $10 million prize pool. Watch the entire PFL season action beginning June 7 live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Facebook Watch, and PFLmma.com. For more visit www.PFLmma.com.