Professional Fighters League (PFL) is coming to Madison Square Garden.
That’s where the promotion — reassembled from the leftover parts that comprised World Series of Fighting (WSOF) — will kickoff its 2018 season, complete with playoffs, a world championship, and a $10 million prize pool.
That’s a lot of dough for the NBCSN-televised start-up.
“PFL is the new league for the new era of MMA, the fastest-growing sport in the world,” said Peter Murray, CEO of PFL. “We are confident that our innovative win-and-advance format will excite MMA fans and draw new fans to the sport. We are honored to provide these incredibly skilled athletes the opportunity to compete on a major global stage. Fans will be able to follow their favorite fighters on their season-long journey fighting for the championship crown and their share of the $10 million prize pool.”
Check out the complete PFL roster below:
Featherweight (145 lbs.):
Lightweight (155 lbs.):
Welterweight (170 lbs.):
Middleweight (185 lbs.):
Light Heavyweight (205 lbs.):
Heavyweight (265 lbs.):
Here is the 2018 event schedule:
June 7th at Madison Square Garden. PFL1-7 events of the regular season, playoff events and the championship event are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 7: 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)
Here’s the June 7 line up, per MMA Fighting:
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
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
Tickets for the PFL debut in New York go on sale this Wednesday here.