Discover how the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has risen to become the number 2 MMA promotion globally. With top-tier talent, engaging storylines, and thrilling fights, the PFL is capturing the attention of MMA fans worldwide.
For years, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has been making waves in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). With its impressive roster talent, extensive reach, and top-notch distribution, the PFL has solidified its position as the number 2 MMA promotion globally. PFL CEO Peter Murray recently spoke with MMA Junkie, highlighting the league’s accomplishments and asserting their dominance.
According to Murray, the PFL surpasses its competitor, Bellator, in terms of distribution and reach. While Bellator is limited to unrated cable networks and digital platforms, the PFL boasts a broader reach and more quality distribution. The PFL’s fights are broadcasted in numerous countries, and over 30 percent of their fighters are ranked in the top 25 worldwide. Additionally, the PFL has a thriving sponsorship business, further solidifying their position as the number 2 MMA promotion.
But the PFL’s success doesn’t stop there. The league has also made a significant impact on social media, becoming the second-most engaged MMA promotion across various platforms. Forbes.com’s Brian Mazique reports that the PFL has amassed an impressive 7.27 million followers on platforms like Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. This achievement is particularly remarkable considering the PFL’s relatively short existence of just six years, compared to the UFC and Bellator, which have been around for over a decade.
One of the key factors contributing to the PFL’s rise in social media engagement is the signing of heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Ngannou, the former undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, joined the PFL in May as both a fighter and the Chairman of PFL Africa. This signing generated significant buzz and mentions on social media. Another fighter who has garnered attention is Cedric Doumbe, a Cameroonian-French kickboxer who signed with the PFL in May and is set to make his debut later this year.
Aside from high-profile signings, the PFL has captivated fans with its thrilling MMA action and compelling storylines. Each season, the league delivers inspiring stories, must-see moments, and unexpected results, creating a buzz among MMA enthusiasts. Recently, the PFL kicked off its Playoff Round, which has already produced one of the biggest upsets in league history. Jesus Pinedo knocked out fan-favorite Bubba Jenkins, securing his spot in the Featherweight Finals. The excitement doesn’t end there, as the PFL Playoffs will continue with action in the Lightweight, Welterweight, Heavyweight, and Women’s Featherweight divisions.
With the PFL’s track record of delivering unexpected endings and can’t-miss content, MMA fans can anticipate more thrilling moments in the future. The league’s rise to the top of MMA is a testament to its commitment to providing top-tier talent, engaging storylines, and exciting fights.
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