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PFL Continues Global Expansion With New Broadcast Partners

The Professional Fighters League returns Friday night live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ here in the United States, but they will be broadcast to all reaches of the globe, as well.

PFL announced a distribution partnership with Bild in Germany and RMC Sports in France to add to the 160 countries set to receive the action from Atlantic City. 

PFL 1 features Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Collard in the lightweight regular season. The card also includes Lance Palmer vs. Bubba Jenkins, Movild Khaibulaev vs. Lazar Stojadinovic and Natan Schulte vs. Marcin Held.

As part of the agreement, Bild and RMC Sport will be the exclusive providers in Germany and France respectively, for all PFL programming and content for all platforms including television, digital and mobile domestically. The networks will also feature classic fights from PFL’s vault and provide fans with the opportunity to purchase official PFL gear.

“Our distribution partnerships with Bild in Germany and RMC in France represent the growing demand around the world for the PFL’s 2021 season live events and content,” said Peter Murray, CEO of the Professional Fighters League (PFL). “Come this Friday April 23, MMA fans

in Europe and throughout 160 countries will experience MMA 2.0, as the PFL is the future of the sport with star athletes, a win and advance season format and our new SmartCage experience.”

The PFL roster includes French Olympian Cynthia Vescan, French fighters Anthony Dizy and Jason Ponet, and Germany superstar Hatef Moeil.

“We are thrilled to partner with such an innovative company like the Professional Fighters League,” said Matthias Brügelmann, editor in chief sports of BILD. “Starting this year, we want to establish a successful TV channel in addition to our digital and print business, where we are planning to implement some exciting live sports events as well!”

 

 

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