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Claressa Shields will fight in MMA and boxing 'concurrently', says PFL CEO Peter Murray

July 12, 2021

Claressa Shields' new MMA career will not stall her big fights inside the boxing ring, says Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray.   Shields is among the top female boxers in the world as a two-division undisputed champion bu...

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Champion fighter Kayla Harrison of ATT and PFL helping people in Miami condo tragedy

July 12, 2021

With the PFL MMA Playoffs in South Florida in August, PFL Champ Kayla Harrison of American Top Team encouraged PFL to get involved in the Surfside cause.   PFL CEO Peter Murray said: “Professional Fighters League is saddened by and g...

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MMA deserves global stage at Olympic Games, says Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray

July 12, 2021

Martial arts were part of the ancient Olympics and will feature prominently in Tokyo. But is it time for mixed martial arts to become an Olympic Sport?   CEO of the Professional Fighters League, Peter Murray, is unequivocal: "Absolut...

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2021 PFL playoffs: A rematch, a coin flip and two women on a collision course

July 5, 2021

More than 60 fighters competed during the 2021 Professional Fighters League regular season, but by the end of the night at PFL 6, that number had been cut down to just 24. Four fighters each, in six divisions, will compete for one of six $1 millio...

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A heavyweight wrecking machine scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event

July 5, 2021

A heavyweight wrecking machine called Bruno Cappelozza scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event Friday.   The sixth event of the PFL's 2021 season took place behind-closed-doors at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlanti...

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PFL 6: Anthony Pettis warns he’ll be ‘different fighter’ vs Raush Manfio, ‘thinking of nothing else’ but title

July 5, 2021

Anthony Pettis is hell-bent on adding another world title to his collection, and there will be little margin for error when he faces Brazil’s Raush Manfio at PFL 6 on Friday night.   There aren’t many fighters who know more about bel...

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New Zealand MMA star Genah Fabian keeps million-dollar dream alive in Las Vegas

July 5, 2021

New Zealand’s Genah Fabian has scored a punishing second-round knockout to maintain her hopes of a million-dollar prize.   Fabian defeated Julijah Pajic of Montenegro in Las Vegas on Saturday (NZ time) to collect her second victory i...

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Harrison clinches Playoffs spot — but not as No. 1 seed

June 26, 2021

The PFL 6, 2021 main event brought the return of undefeated juggernaut Kayla Harrison, who took on UFC, Invicta FC, and Bellator veteran Cindy Dandois.  The 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist in...

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Jones smashes Abreu, earns six points with first-round finish

June 25, 2021

The final push to the PFL Playoffs kicked off Friday evening at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., with a Heavyweight banger between Klidson Abreu and Jamelle Jones at PFL 6, 2021.  With both fighters making their PFL debuts,...

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Morais survives early trouble, cranks volume for victory over Young

June 25, 2021

Women’s Lightweights took center stage for the first time Friday evening at PFL 6, 2021 when Kaitlyn Young took on Marina Morais.  Young entered the bout fresh off a decision victory, giving her three points in the PFL Playoffs standi...

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Guardado earns three points with grappling-heavy victory over Sanchez

June 25, 2021

The PFL 6, 2021 fight card rolled on Friday evening with a Women’s Lightweight showdown between Taylor Guardado and Laura Sanchez.  Guardado entered the fight fresh off a unanimous-decision victory over Olena Kolesnyk at PFL 3, 2021,...

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Ferreira dominates Seumanutaf — but still misses Playoffs

June 25, 2021

After back-to-back scraps in the Women’s Lightweight division, PFL 6, 2021 turned back to the big boys with a Heavyweight throwdown between Renan Ferreira and Carl Seumanutafa.  Ferreira most recently defeated Fabricio Werdum at PFL 3...

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Fabian secures Playoffs spot with second-round finish of Pajic

June 25, 2021

Despite defeating Laura Sanchez via unanimous decision back at PFL 3, 2021 in May, Genah Fabian felt she still had something to prove against Julija Pajic at PFL 6, 2021.  A 7-2 pro kickboxer and former track star, Fabian is an elite...

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Delija weathers early storm, stops Cole late in Round 1 for six points

June 25, 2021

Need points? Ante Delija and Chandler Cole certainly did, making their PFL 6, 2021 showdown on ESPN+ a can’t-miss affair.  Delija lost his opening-round matchup to Bruno Cappelozza, while Cole made his PFL debut Friday evening, meanin...

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Pacheco turns tables, knocks out Kolesnyk for another six points

June 25, 2021

Fresh off a first-round TKO in the opening round of her 2021 season, 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight runner-up Larissa Pacheco returned to action Friday evening at PFL 6, 2021 to take on Olena Kolesnyk.  While Pacheco entered the bout wi...

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Cappelozza blitzes Dereese for six points and Playoffs spot

June 25, 2021

For Bruno Cappelozza, the situation was simple against Muhammed Dereese at PFL 6, 2021: Win and advance to the PFL Playoffs.  The Brazilian Cappelozza knocked out Ante Delija at PFL 3, 2021 back in May, earning six points in the proce...

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Goltsov finishes strong vs. Sayles, earns No. 2 seed in Playoffs

June 25, 2021

High-profile PFL heavyweights Denis Goltsov and Brandon Sayles kicked off the PFL 6, 2021 main card on ESPN2 in style.  Entering the bout with six and five points, respectively, Goltsov and Sayles each impressed in their first-round m...

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Khaybulaev punches ticket to Playoffs, knocks off two-time champ Palmer

June 25, 2021

Lance Palmer entered his PFL 6, 2021 bout Friday evening against Movlid Khaybulaev as the underdog.  Yeah, read that again.  Palmer, the two-time PFL Featherweight champion, felt some serious pressure against Khaybulaev,...

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Manfio rocks Pettis late, snatches split-decision victory

June 25, 2021

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis came into the 2021 PFL Lightweight tournament a heavy favorite … and then he lost his opening-round matchup against Clay Collard at PFL 1, 2021.  This put Pettis in desperation mode Friday evening, a...

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PFL 6, 2021: Weigh-in Results

June 24, 2021

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) held the weigh-ins for its sixth and final regular-season event of the 2021 season Thursday, June 24. The official pre-fight check took place at Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.PFL 6, 2021 feat...

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