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PFL, ESPN Reach Multi-Year Renewal Partnership

The PFL and ESPN have come to agreement on a new multi-year deal that will begin later this year with the regular season.

The PFL will remain on ESPN in 2022 and beyond.

After debuting on the network last year, the promotion has reached a multi-year deal for expanded coverage. It will also include exclusive content on ESPN linear networks and ESPN+.

The 2022 regular season is set to begin on April 20. 

“After two successful years of providing fans with premium MMA content alongside ESPN, PFL is proud to extend and expand our agreement,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “As MMA continues to evolve as a sport and rights property, our differentiated product and unique approach will help shape its path forward and in 2022 fans can expect more events, matchups between the world’s best fighters and innovative content than ever before.”

The PFL roster includes Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper III, Rory MacDonald and Anthony Pettis. Six champions were crowned in 2021. 

Matt Kenny, ESPN Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions, said: “As the home of combat sports, ESPN looks forward to continuing to deliver exciting, live PFL events and powerful storytelling to fans, across all platforms.”

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