NEW YORK, January 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced that the PFL Challenger Series will continue from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to Friday February 25 at 9 p.m. ET with welterweight action. The PFL Challenger Series streams live exclusively for fuboTV subscribers on Fubo Sports Network, the live television network of leading live sports television streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO).

The PFL Challenger Series is a platform where MMA fighters can earn a PFL contract and an opportunity to compete in the PFL regular season. The PFL continues to innovate the sport of MMA by expanding opportunities for exceptional fighters from around the world.

“Welterweight is still one of the most exciting divisions in the league,” said Ray Sefo, President of PFL Fighter Operations. “I can’t wait to see what these incredibly talented and hungry fighters bring to the SmartCage, whoever wins this deep group contract will have earned it.”

The second installment of the Challenger Series will feature welterweight fighters seeking a spot in the PFL’s talent-rich 170-pound division, which includes the two-time world champion Ray Cooper III and MMA icon Rory MacDonald.

Jordan’s top prospect Jarrah Al Silawi headlines the talented generation of welterweights about to face off with a career-changing opportunity. Al Silawi (16-3) is the BRAVE CF super welterweight champion. He enters the league having won 11 out of 12 fights.

Mark Martin, a highly decorated collegiate wrestler from Ohio State University, another highly rated and three-time NCAA qualifier, is riding a six-fight winning streak heading into the PFL Challenger Series.

Grappling fans will know Lucas Barbosa, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will begin his transition to MMA when he returns to the cage for the first time in nearly 10 years. At just 29 years old, “Hulk” is an intriguing crossover star looking to establish himself as one of the best fighters in MMA. Barbosa is 2-1 in his three fights.

Another Brazilian, carlos leal (14-3), a 17-fight veteran, is the LFA welterweight champion and a legitimate threat to anyone when he steps into the cage. Americans Dilano Taylor (7-1), Michael Lilly (7-6) and Green Troy (4-1) will be joined by Haiti Socrates Pierre (12-6) to complete the welterweight slate.

Viewers watching the PFL Challenger series can also interact with the competition live through fuboTV’s popular free predictive games. During fights, fans can answer predictive questions about the action on a single screen using their remote. Fubo Sportsbook, now lives in Iowa and Arizona, is also the exclusive gaming sponsor of the PFL Challenger Series.

Fubo Sports Network is fuboTV’s linear television network dedicated to delivering sports stories on and off the field. Fans can stream live sports, original programs and partner content on Fubo Sports Network as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages to over 100 sports, news and entertainment channels.


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SOURCE Professional Fighters League (PFL)