- PFL returns in 2021 with a loaded calendar
- Firm chief bares plans of a bubble-like surroundings in Las Vegas
- Claressa Shields will make her MMA debut below PFL later this 12 months
Skilled Fighters League (PFL) goals to offer a brand new and higher expertise for fight sports activities followers.
2021 might be PFL’s largest 12 months with the US-based blended martial arts (MMA) group dedicated to changing into the world’s most progressive sports activities league.
Two years after its official debut in New York, PFL continues to develop and is now engaged on cutting-edge approaches.
The promotion’s growth has been fairly spectacular over time. To date, PFL has already partnered with SmartCage expertise and Socios.com to offer its viewers a deeper and extra interactive viewing expertise.
The corporate has additionally launched its official cellular app, which permits each informal and diehard followers of the game to have entry to its unique content material.
Final 12 months, the pandemic stalled its progress because the league was compelled to postpone its operations. Nevertheless, PFL head honcho Peter Murray is able to transfer up a notch by revealing their partnership with Ceasars Leisure to create a “bubble” surroundings forward of the league’s 2021 season.
“We’re excited,” Murray informed Business Insider final month. “Las Vegas is, for my part, the top of fight occasions and for legacy. And we’re wanting ahead to coming again and having Las Vegas as the house for the 2021 PFL season.”
“We’re in the beginning planning for the worst, and will the panorama change because it pertains to security for fighters, operational employees, and naturally followers, then we’ll open up our occasions in 2021 to followers,” he defined. “However at this level, we’re planning a dwell, made-for-TV and streaming expertise at a single web site in Las Vegas, in partnership with Caesars [Entertainment].”
Aside from innovation and big enterprise tie-ups, PFL is likewise bolstering its roster by sealing offers with world-class skilled athletes.
Additionally slated to occur in 2021, PFL will host the highly-anticipated MMA debut of three-division girls’s boxing champion and multiple-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields.
“I wish to go the place no man or girl has gone and maintain championships in each boxing and MMA on the identical time,” Shields mentioned in a press release on PFL’s official website. “The one-two punch of PFL in MMA and Salita Promotions in boxing will permit me to proceed to indicate that there are not any limits to what a girl can do. I can’t wait to get to work!”