The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced it will participate in Scuffle Fight Week, the largest combat sports event in African history. PFL will award a contract to the winner of the Scuffle Search Documentary, an eight fighter Welterweight elimination tournament. The top two fighters are to compete on November 5.
PFL’s participation in Scuffle Fight Week, which takes place at Cote d'Or National Sports Complex in Port Louis, Mauritius, is the next step in identifying and developing MMA talent across the continent. PFL has partnered with Jason Van Schalkwyk, CEO of Scuffle Media, for the event which will showcase some of the best up-and-coming fighters in Africa.
“The Professional Fighters League is excited to take part in Scuffle Fight Week this coming November,” says PFL CEO Peter Murray. “As a truly global league, we’re committed to further developing the sport and its talent in Africa.”
“This is an exciting time for Scuffle as we partner with the PFL, the biggest league in combat sport,” says Jason Van Schalkwyk. “We look forward to creating a true Pan African combat sports property that will become a platform not only for the athletes but also for global partners to enter the continent and find the future stars of African combat sports.”
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the Regular Season advancing to the win-or-go-home Playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to MMA fans around the world.
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Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
PFL is primetime in the U.S and broadcast and streamed worldwide to 160 countries, with partners including Channel 4, DirecTV, RMC Sport, Eurosport, Sky Sports, and more. The PFL roster is world-class, with 25% of PFL fighters independently ranked in the top 25 in the world. The PFL proprietary SmartCage data and analytics platform powers real-time betting and provides next-gen viewing experience.
PFL has over two-dozen blue-chip brand sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, IBM, GEICO, DraftKings, Bose, Socios.com, Air Force Reserve, US Marine Corps, and more. PFL is backed by major investors including Ares Capital, Luxor Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, Swan Ventures, Knighthead, Legends, and several NBA, MLB, and NHL team owners.