PFL Announces Challenger Series Will Air Exclusively On Fubo TV

PFL Challenger Series
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The Professional Fighters League is expanding in 2022.

On Thursday, PFL officials announced in a press release that they have partnered with FuboTV in an exclusive multi-year deal and will bring The PFL Challenger Series to the service. The first event kicks off on February 18, 2022.

From Thursday’s release, “The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced an exclusive multi-year partnership for its new PFL Challenger Series with fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO), the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform.

The PFL Challenger Series debuts live on Friday, February 18, 2022, and will stream on consecutive Friday nights exclusively on fuboTV and its linear network, Fubo Sports Network, in February, March, and April.”

The PFL Challenger Series takes the competition format familiar to MMA fans and makes it more exciting and modern with the innovative, disruptive approach PFL is known for.”

“PFL Challenger Series is not your father’s contender series,” said PFL Founder and Chairman Donn Davis. “The winner of the PFL Challenger Series can become a real-world Rocky story, going from an unknown pro to World Champion holding a $1 million check in the same year.”

Per the press release, the winners of the PFL Challenger Series will earn an opportunity to fight in the 2022 season for a chance to win the $1 Million prize.

There will also be a new aspect to the broadcast. The PFL Challenger Series will have a judging panel of sports champions, significant entertainers, and global influencers.

“Each week will be a must-watch event to see who joins the judging panel, bringing combat sports champions, major celebrities from music and entertainment, and global influencers. Confirmed judges to appear this season of the PFL Challenger Series on Fubo include Mike Tyson, Ray Lewis, and Todd Gurley,” the press release revealed.

There will also be a PFL Challenger Series fan vote that will give MMA fans a seat at the judges’ table.

“Our partnership with the PFL and their new PFL Challenger Series allows fuboTV to further differentiate our sports-first programming with exclusive MMA content, which we know is one of the hottest live sports for consumers,” said David Gandler, co-founder and CEO, fuboTV.

“FuboTV believes the future of sports television will be interactive. This partnership will give our audience unprecedented ways to interact and engage with the PFL. We are looking forward to bringing an interactive sports and entertainment television experience to consumers next year through this very unique partnership.”