The Skilled Fighters League is all set to develop into the most recent MMA property to dip into the high-end occasion market. Again in 2019 the US-based promotion signed on with UFC broadcast associate ESPN, to air PFL combat playing cards on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+. A number of years later they’re all set to attempt their first PPV card on ESPN’s streaming platform.
Ever because the first UFC hit the airwaves in 1993, blended martial arts has gone hand-in-hand with pay-per-view broadcasting. In that point, nonetheless, few firms outdoors the Endeavor-owned promotion have discovered a lot in the way in which of monetary achieve from making an attempt to interrupt into that unique broadcast market.
In 2014 Bellator made their first (and solely) PPV occasion, that includes a light-weight heavyweight contest between ‘Rampage’ Jackson and ‘King Mo’ Lawal in the primary occasion—bringing in a mere estimated 100,000 buys within the course of. Well-known promotional catastrophe Affliction, didn’t do a lot better, garnering 175,000 buys of their second (of two) PPV, headlined by a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski.
Can PFL succeed the place others have failed? Alongside their six one-million-dollar event title fights, the promotion seems to be banking closely on a foremost occasion between multiple-time event winner and former Judo gold-medalist Kayla Harrison in opposition to two-time previous foe and former UFC expertise Larissa Pacheco. The cardboard was additionally set to host a featherweight bout between Shane Burgos and Marlon Moraes, nonetheless an harm to Burgos has resulted in fellow former UFC fighter Sheymon Moraes stepping up in his stead.
Followers who wish to witness the motion dwell will discover themselves dealing with a $49.99 price ticket for the privilege, as introduced by the PFL on Tuesday, November fifteenth.
PFL 10 – 2022 Season takes place on November twenty fifth on ESPN+. Right here’s a have a look at the cardboard because it stands now:
ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco
Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins
Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel
Stevie Ray vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Dilano Taylor vs. Sadibou Sy
Omari Akhmedov vs. Rob Wilkinson
Aspen Ladd vs. Julia Budd
ESPN PLUS PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Marlon Moraes vs. Sheymon Moraes
Jeremy Stephens vs. Natan Schulte
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Gleison Tibau
Dakota Ditcheva vs. Katherine Corogenes
Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Tom Graesser