PFL Announces Brazilian Broadcast Deal, All Shows to Air on Combate

Larissa Pacheco PFL 4 2019
Larissa Pacheco Photo Credit: Ryan Loco/PFL

The Professional Fighters League is the latest promotion to sign on with Globo’s Combate platform in Brazil.

On Friday, PFL officials announced via press release that all of the league’s 2023 events would air on the network, the former home of UFC events in Brazil.

Bellator MMA also made Combate their official home in Brazil this week.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but it does include all regular season, Challenger Series, and PFL Europe cards. The league’s content will be carried on the Combate pay TV channel, website, app and social networks.

The league features numerous Brazilian talents, including last year’s women’s lightweight champion, Larissa Pacheco, former heavyweight champ Bruno Cappelozza, former light heavyweight champ Antonio Carlos Junior, and others.

This year, former UFC title challenger Thiago “Marreta” Santos will join the league.

“As Brazil’s number one media company, Globo is synonymous with premier sports action, and we’re happy to announce that it will be the home of PFL for Brazilian fans in 2023,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray, in Friday’s press release. “Brazil has a long history of developing some of the world’s greatest MMA fighters, including five PFL World Champions, and we’ll continue to expand our footprint in the country, with plans to stage live events in the near future.”