WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) announced the line-up for PFL4, the 12-bout fourth regular season event, that will be held at NYCB LIVE in Long Island, NY, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Thursday, July 19th. PFL’s “true sport” format continues to own Thursday nights for MMA fans this summer. At the highly-anticipated fight night event, heavyweight and featherweight fighters will step into the ring again for make-or-break bouts that will determine who advances to the bracket-style playoffs. PFL4 tickets are on sale now and fans across the world can watch all fights live and for free on NBCSN, Facebook Watch and pflmma.com
The heavyweight and featherweight fighters competed for the first time at PFL1 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. MMA fans are eagerly awaiting the return to the cage of Long Island-native and featherweight Andre Harrison and featherweight fighter Lance Palmer. In the heavyweight division, Francimar Barroso, Jack May and Kelvin Tiller lead the playoff race, having taken down their opponents in the first round at PFL1. Alex Nicholson is only one point behind his cohorts after his flying knee knockout of Jake Heun at PFL1.
“At PFL4, we expect the fights to get even more intense, because fighters know this is their last chance to get points on the board to make it to the playoffs and their chance at the $10 million post-season prize pool,” said Ray Sefo, PFL’s President, Fighting Operations. “MMA fans should buckle up because PFL’s regular season and playoff format is going to lead to some incredible action in the cage.”
At the end of PFL4, the eight fighters in each of the heavyweight and featherweight division will qualify for the win-or-go-home playoffs, all leading up to the December 31 championship event, where the winner in each weight class will win the title and a $1 million prize.
The 2018 PFL season features 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 began with 12 athletes in each of six different weight-classes. Eight fighters from each class will earn their way into the playoff round, and one fighter in each division will earn the title of champion.
Lance Palmer (13-3) vs. Juma Tuerxun (20-7-1)
Andre Harrison (18-0) vs. Nazareno Malegarie (29-4)
Francimar Barroso (20-7) vs. Jack May (10-3)
Alexandre Almeida (19-7) vs. Steven Siler (30-17)
Alex Nicholson (12-5) vs. Philipe Lins (10-3)
Jared Rosholt (16-4) vs. Kelvin Tiller (9-1)
Bekbulat Magomedov (19-2) vs Magomed Idrisov (8-2)
Max Coga (19-5) vs. Marcos Galvao (18-10-1)
Timur Valiev (13-2) vs. Lee Coville (4-2)
Shawn Jordan (19-8) vs. Josh Copeland (16-5)
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 of the 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.