NEW YORK - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced a partnership with Globo, Brazil’s leading media company, who becomes the exclusive broadcast partner in the country for 2023 including all Regular Season, Challenger Series and PFL Europe event coverage, as well as archival footage and original content.
Globo will once again become the home of PFL in Brazil, with viewers in the country able to watch the PFL’s 2023 events through Combate platforms (pay tv channel, website, app and social networks).
The league’s world-class roster features the country’s best fighters, with five former PFL World Champions, including Women’s Lightweight competitor Larissa Pacheco, Light Heavyweight Antonio Carlos Jr., Heavyweight Bruno Cappelozza, and Lightweight fighters Raush Manfio and Natan Schulte. The 2023 PFL Regular Season will also see the SmartCage debut of Brazilian MMA star Thiago Santos, who will look to become a world champion and earn the $1 million winner’s purse in the Light Heavyweight division.
“As Brazil’s number one media company, Globo is synonymous with premier sports action, and we’re happy to announce that it will be the home of PFL for Brazilian fans in 2023,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “Brazil has a long history of developing some of the world’s greatest MMA fighters, including five PFL World Champions, and we’ll continue to expand our footprint in the country, with plans to stage live events in the near future.”
PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company on a worldwide basis. PFL is the only in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in sports-season “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. The PFL fighter roster is global and world-class, with fighters from over 20 countries and 25% independently ranked in the top 25. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and next-gen viewing experience. PFL is aired primetime live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN+ and in 140 countries via 25 leading broadcast and streaming partners.