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Current Branding: Professional Fighters League
CEO: Peter Murray
Founders: Donn Davis and Mark Leschly
Weight Classes Used: Women’s Lightweight (155 lbs.), Featherweight (145 lbs.), Men’s Lightweight (155 lbs.), Welterweight (170 lbs.), Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.) and Heavyweight (265 lbs.)
First Event: World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole (November 3, 2012)
Professional Fighters League TicketsThough the World Series of Fighting changed its name to the Professional Fighters League in early 2017, it retains the same structure and organization that made it unique among MMA promotions. Unlike most MMA promotions, which simply have fighters fight one another, perform as well as possible and thereby strive to rise up the rankings in their respective weight divisions, the Professional Fighters League is organized in a way similar to that of team sports such as football and basketball. Here, fighters control their own destinies and have a regular season in which they fight others at public matches. The organization has its own playoffs as well, in which the best fighters compete together for a chance at their weight classes’ respective championships. At long last, near the end of a season, if a fighter is good enough, he or she will have the opportunity to fight for a championship title. By presenting this atypical concept to fight fans, the Professional Fighters League provides audiences with an innovative way to experience combat sports entertainment. Buy your Professional Fighters League tickets at StubHub today and start following your favorite fighters up-close and in person.
Who are some of the notable fighters affiliated with the Professional Fighters League?Several outstanding fighters who used to step into the cage and fight under the banner of the Professional Fighters League have since stepped up to further their careers at the UFC. Some of these include Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, Blagoy Ivanov and Andrei Arlovski. More recently, heavyweights Francimar Barroso and Denis Goltsov, light heavyweights Ronny Markes and Rakim Cleveland and women’s lightweights Sarah Kaufman and Moriel Charneski have advanced to fight with the UFC.
What were some of the last events that were organized under the banner of the World Series of Fighting?Before changing its name to the Professional Fighters League, the World Series of Fighting held a number of big-time fighting events that have involved some of the world’s best MMA fighters. For instance, WSOF 35, the promotion’s final event under its old name, took place on March 18, 2017, in Verona, New York. The main event was a fight between Shawn Jordan and current No. 11 ranked UFC heavyweight fighter Blagoy Ivanov. Before that, WSOF 34 took place on December 31, 2016, in New York City and was headlined by a fight between Luiz Firmino and current No. 4 ranked UFC lightweight contender Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje.
What are some of the arenas where the Professional Fighters League have taken place?Over the years, the Professional Fighters League has organized star-studded fight cards and MMA tournaments in many major sporting arenas across the United States and Canada. Some of these include the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Yuengling Center in Tampa, Fla., Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz., Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo., Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. and Madison Square Garden in New York City.
What are some of the recent fights held by the Professional Fighters League?Since the World Series of Fighting has renamed itself the Professional Fighters League, this is the organization fans must look to for recent bouts and events sanctioned by that promotion. Some of these include PFL 2019 #10: Championships, which were held on December 31, 2019, in New York City. The PFL 2019 #9: Playoffs, took place on October 31, 2019, and PFL 2019 #8 Playoffs was held on October 17, 2019. The names of these events indicate the PFL’s unique structure of fight series.
What are some other MMA events which are similar to the Professional Fighters League?As the world’s leading online ticket marketplace, StubHub serves up fight fans a wealth of options to buy tickets to many different combat sports events. Besides the UFC and Bellator MMA, two of the largest global MMA promotions, fans can find tickets to smaller regional promotions like the Legacy Fighting Alliance, the National Fighting Championship, Shogun Fights, Combate Americas and Lion Fight MMA at StubHub.
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