The Professional Fighters League (PFL) finished their third of three playoff events leading up to the 2018 Championship with a 12-bout card at Washington, D.C.’s brand new Entertainment and Sports Arena.
The main event of Bellator 208 had Fedor Emelianenko, whom many longtime MMA fans regard as one of the greatest heavyweights in the sport face Chael Sonnen for the last semi-final match for Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix.
See the live PFL 8 weigh-ins here from the Louisiana Ballroom at the Loews Hotel in New Orleans and be sure to watch the fights tomorrow night on the PFL Facebook page and on NBCSN starting at 7:15 pm EST.
Bellator 206 will mark a new era for the promotion. Not only for the event being the one that kicks off the welterweight grand prix on DAZN, but also for kicking off a tournament that has title implications and a million dollar grand prize.
Last June DAZN announced their partnership with Bellator MMA and Matchroom Boxing. CEO James Rushton said they would be,” a must-have for fight fans in the U.S.” Keeping with that idea, today it was announced that Combate Americas would also be partnering with DAZN beginning with tomorrow night’s Levy Marroquin vs. Jose "Pochito" Alday Championship bout live from Phoenix, Arizona.
PFL 6 in Atlantic City, New Jersey was a chance for the welterweight and middleweights in the league format to clinch a spot in the playoffs for a chance to win win $1-million dollars for their weight divisions.
The Professional Fighters League stay in Long Island continues this Thursday on Facebook Live and NBCSN Thursday night with Facebook prelims beginning at 6:30 pm EST. See the weigh-ins live here.The Professional Fighters League stay in Long Island continues this Thursday on Facebook Live and NBCSN Thursday night with Facebook prelims beginning at 6:30 pm EST. See the weigh-ins live here.
While Joao Zeferino (22-9) leads the welterweight standings in the current season for the Professional Fighters League (PFL), Ray Cooper III (14-4) picked up a very meaningful win at PFL 3 in Washington D.C. last week.