The Professional Fighters League, a Washington DC-based mixed martial arts league, raised $28m in Series B funding.
Backers included Elysian Park Ventures, SWaN Ventures, Mark Leschly, Debra Cafaro, Kevin Hart, Mark Burnett, Tony Robbins, Ted Leonsis, and Brandon Beck.
Co-founded by Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey, and Mark Leschly, and led by Pete Murray, CEO, The Professional Fighters League brings sports calendar format to mixed martial arts (MMA), where individual fighters compete in a regular season, single-elimination playoff, and season-ending championship.
PFL 2018 Season has 72 Elite MMA fighters in 6 weight-classes. Each fighter competes in two fights in the PFL Regular Season on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The top 8 fighters in each weight-class based on results advance to the single-elimination PFL Playoffs in October.
The PFL Championship is New Year’s Eve, with six back-to-back title bouts and a $10m total prize pool.
The PFL 2018 Season is broadcast live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and streamed live worldwide on Facebook Watch.