PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE’S TWELVE FINALISTS PREVIEW UPCOMING MATCHUPS AT 2021 PFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESS CONFERENCE
Finalists Throughout Six Divisions and Two-Time Gold Medalist Claressa Shields Reply Questions From Media Forward of PFL World Championships on Wednesday, October 27
The Skilled Fighters League right now hosted the 2021 PFL World Championship press convention from the Seminole Exhausting Rock Lodge & On line casino in Hollywood, FL, the place 12 finalists throughout six divisions previewed their $1 million title fights happening on Wednesday, October 27 throughout ESPN networks and streaming platforms. The world-class opponents have been joined on stage by two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields – who will make her second look within the PFL SmartCage on the occasion – and her opponent Abigail Montes.
The largest night time in MMA, with six world titles and $6 million up for grabs, would be the thrilling conclusion to the tremendously profitable third season for PFL which has seen one hundred pc viewers development.
PFL CEO Peter Murray opened the press convention by congratulating the opponents for his or her outstanding achievements in advancing via the league’s distinctive true-season format to the world championship. He additionally introduced that the league will strengthen its deep expertise pool heading into subsequent yr and has signed former world champion Julia Budd to compete within the 2022 PFL Season. Among the finest fighters across the globe and holding a 15-3 MMA document, she is going to make her debut on the PFL World Championship in a showcase bout.
With the eyes of the MMA world centered on the PFL World Championship, it was introduced that multi-platinum GRAMMY & Golden Globe nominated recording artist and PFL investor, Wiz Khalifa, will carry out dwell from the occasion on October 27.
“PFL has seen unimaginable development in 2021 and continues to guide the MMA world in innovation,” Murray mentioned. “October twenty seventh would be the end result of a season of laborious work and dedication by these elite PFL athletes. This might be an evening to crown champions, showcase new stars, watch a particular efficiency by Wiz Khalifa and set the stage for 2022 which is able to function a brand new Pay-Per-View division and contender sequence.”
“It’s an incredible feat to have a zero within the loss column. I’ve seen the very best of highs and lowest of lows,” ladies’s light-weight finalist Kayla Harrison mentioned. “Being undefeated shouldn’t be the final word aim; it’s to develop personally and professionally. I’m not afraid of a loss, a few of my greatest classes have come after losses. I don’t suppose I’ll lose; however no matter occurs I’ll embrace the journey.”
“I believe I’ll be quite a bit higher than I used to be in my professional debut. I used to be slightly nervous and was searching for thus many issues,” Shields mentioned. “We’re going to proceed to construct off that efficiency and I’ll grow to be a greater fighter total. I need to be on the prime of the match sooner or later.”
“I’m going to do the identical factor I at all times do, [Magomed Magomedkerimov] can say what he desires,” welterweight finalist Ray Cooper III mentioned. “On the finish of the day I’m going to punch him within the face. Lastly I get to pay him again and retain my title.”
Skilled Fighters League has rapidly 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 resembling Anheuser-Busch InBev, GEICO, DraftKings, BetMGM, Higher Deck, CarParts.com and Socios, the PFL continues to speed up its world enlargement.