PFL ‘Adjusting Plan’ for 2020 Season Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 31, 2020

Like every professional sports organization,Professional Fighters League is in a state of flux as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The promotion was supposed to begin its 2020 season in May, and while no events have been canceled as of yet, the PFL is monitoring the situation and will update its schedule as needed.

“The Professional Fighters League is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 global crisis closely and assessing its impact on the PFL 2020 season,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a release. “The health and safety of our fighters, fans, partners, and league personnel remain our top priority.

“In light of this unprecedented pandemic, we are adjusting our plan for the rest of this year and look forward to starting our next season as soon as it is feasible. We are committed to continuing to evolve and grow the sport of MMA.”

PFL has completed two seasons since rebranding from World Series of Fighting. For the upcoming campaign, playoff rounds for the six weight classes would take place in October and finalists would vie for a $1 million prize in each division on New Year’s Eve.

The opening event for the third season was scheduled for May 21 and included a clash between two-time featherweight champion Lance Palmer and Jason Soares.


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