The Skilled Fighters League (PFL), the quickest rising and most progressive sports activities league, has set the cardboard for its first Playoff occasion Friday, August 13 on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Fighters throughout the light-weight and welterweight divisions will look to make it out of the ultimate 4 and transfer one step nearer to turning into a PFL champion and capturing $1 million in prize cash.
“The joy of the Skilled Fighters League’s last 4 is unmatched in sports activities. The stakes for the fighters couldn’t be increased as they compete for spots within the $1 million world championship bouts,” stated PFL CEO Peter Murray. “Not solely will 550 million MMA followers all over the world witness win-or-go-home Playoff motion, however they may see among the greatest fighters the PFL has to supply showcased.”
Fighters from the primary two of six divisional last 4 brackets will compete on the first playoff occasion on Aug. 13, broadcast reside throughout ESPN2 and ESPN+, with former world champions Ray Cooper III and Rory MacDonald dealing with off within the extremely anticipated fundamental occasion. Magomed Magomedkerimov will look to comply with up on his 2018 PFL welterweight championship when he takes on Joao Zeferino within the semifinals to spherical out the welterweight division bracket.
The light-weight division will see boxing crossover sensation Clay Collard tackle Raush Manfio, whereas 2019 PFL light-weight runner-up Loik Radzhabov will begin his postseason marketing campaign towards newcomer Alexander Martinez who’s making his PFL Playoff debut.
Rounding out an already stellar card former two-time PFL light-weight champion Natan Schulte returns to the SmartCage towards well-regarded MMA veteran Oliver Aubin-Mercier. Additionally, Gleison Tibau will tackle Sadibou Sy in a welterweight bout.
Within the playoffs, fighters compete to advance to the 2021 PFL World Championship, the largest evening in MMA – with six title fights in a single evening, the winner of every will earn $1 million.
Skilled Fighters League has shortly established itself because the No. 2 MMA firm on this planet. With the addition of world-class expertise – from elite fighters to established enterprise executives – and partnering with industry-leading manufacturers equivalent to Anheuser-Busch InBev, GEICO, DraftKings, BetMGM, Higher Deck, CarParts.com and Socios, the PFL continues to speed up its world enlargement.
PFL Playoffs 1 Card:
Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez
Natan Schulte vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercier
Sadibou Sy vs. Gleison Tibau
Nikolai Aleksakhin vs. Brett Cooper
Darrell Horcher vs. TBA
Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo