PFL partners with Live Nation to announce debut UK shows

The Professional Fighters League will come to Cardiff and London this August

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The Professional Fighters League and Live Nation today announced its first ever international events, as its Playoffs come to Cardiff and London on 13 and 20 August. PFL Chief Executive Peter Murray announced the deal at a press conference held at Live Nation’s Farringdon office.

PFL is unique in the fighting world as it uses a season format, with players accruing 3 points for a win and bonus points for a knock-out. The top four fighters per each division will then go into the playoffs, which this summer take place in New York, Cardiff and London.

Attending the conference were some of its leading fighters, including the experienced Brendan Loughnane and London’s own up-and-comer Simeon Powell. Also in attendance were: Canada’s Rory MacDonald, who admitted he was proud to be a part of the league that was “Changing the look of MMA”, and two, two-time Olympic gold medallists Claressa shields and Kayla Harrison.

Harrison spoke boldly of post-Olympics depression, and how MMA helped give her life a new direction: “I was lucky and very blessed to get this shiny gold medal, but to not have a goal, something to get up for is a scary thing for someone like that.”

“Judo is my first love”, she continued, “but MMA is my true love”.

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