Peter Murray Reveals 2024 PFL Global Championship Not in NYC, Likely International Destination

Las Vegas, NV — After a PFL 2 card that saw all but one fight end in a finish, Peter Murray believes his fighters are “grinding for the points.”

It certainly seemed that way on Friday at The Theater at Virgin Hotels. Lightweights and light heavyweights continued to find the finish, despite the talent pool being arguably deeper than ever.

That’s something PFL CEO Murray addressed after the event with media outlets including Cageside Press.

“The theme this season, the toughest test in MMA just got a lot tougher. With the addition of the Bellator fighters, half of that roster for the global season is made up of Bellator fighters” noted Murray. “When you really look at the caliber of talent within the PFL, the roster is second to none. And all of these fighters, not only are they taking on the top talent, but they’re taking on this format. To get to the championship and be in that fight, four fights in seven months.”

Suggesting that names like Randy Couture and Tyron Woodley, both now serving as analysts for the league, had been talking about the format, “this is grueling. It’s the gauntlet,” Murray added.

Perhaps some of the bigger news on Friday was that the PFL would be hitting some new destinations. Already, the league is headed to Chicago, and a Utah date will soon follow.

“New market for us,” noted Murray, adding “great fans in Salt Lake City, so we’re excited.”

The PFL Championship will also be leaving New York City, where it has been run for years.

“It will likely be a global destination for the first time for the global world championship, which we’re excited about.”

Watch the full PFL 2 press conference with PFL CEO Peter Murray above.