The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the first MMA promotion to implement a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format.
The promotion have recently announced the signings of 10 free agents, which include some former UFC fighter, as well as the brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Sherdog reports that the following fighters have been signed for the PFL 2020 season: Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Johnny Case, Clay Collard and Marcin Held at lightweight, Cindy Dandois and Laura Sanchez at women’s lightweight, Mohammed Usman and Justin Willis at heavyweight; Jordan Young at light heavyweight and Bubba Jenkins at featherweight.
PFL CEO Peter Murray gave the following statement at the official press release:
“I’m proud to welcome this diverse and talented group of top-ranked and highly sought-after fighters to the Professional Fighters League. Half of the 2020 season roster will be elevated with next-level new talent, and the other half, comprised of the best fighters from last season,” said Peter Murray. “The PFL’s fighters must earn their way through the toughest test in MMA, fighting five times over the course of the Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship for a shot at the six $1 Million Dollar Belts. I’m excited for our global fanbase to watch our new fighters mix it up this season starting May 21st on ESPN2 and ESPN+.”
Former UFC welterweight title challenger and Bellator MMA welterweight champion Rory MacDonald also recently signed with the PFL. Other notable fighters on the promotion’s roster include Lance Palmer, Kayla Harrison, and Ray Cooper III.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 10th March, 2020.