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.
While Will Brooks won his main event, Robert Watley leads the way in the lightweight rankings in the PFL, earning five points with his second round finish of Thiago Tavares. If just goes to add to the urgency of finishing in the PFL if the72 fighters on the roster look to make their way to prize money for their weight class at the end of the 2018 season.
Carlos Silva and Ray Sefo were on the MMA Hour yesterday talking about the format of the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) and this week will be their first event at Madison Square Garden. In their interview they explained how the fighters fight to earn points to be in what will be considered “play-offs” for the tournament format so they can be in the semi-finals and finals.