PFL coming to ESPN this year.
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is coming to ESPN's family of networks, including ESPN+, as part of a newly announced multi-year deal.
According to the press release, all ten PFL events will air live across ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. Specific details about scheduling and surround programming will be announced in the coming weeks.
The PFL is the first organization to present MMA through a regular season, playoffs and championship format.
Six, five-hour PFL Regular Season events will take place on Thursday nights from May to August. Additionally, three PFL Playoff events will take place in October, with coverage also carried across ESPN+, ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.
PFL Playoff events will feature the top eight fighters in each of the competition’s six weight classes attempting to fight—and win—twice in the same night to advance to the PFL Championship.
The season concludes on New Year's Eve with the PFL 2019 Championship, featuring world title fights in every weight class live exclusively on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. Winners of each title bout will be crowned PFL World Champion in their weight class and earn $1 million.