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PFL’s First Challenger Series Begins On February 18

The first season of the PFL Challenger Series will feature light heavyweight fighters and begin airing on February 18.

The PFL’s first Challenger Series has a start date.

The program will begin with light heavyweights on February 18. All of the episodes will air on fuboTV’s linear network, Fubo Sports Network.

The PFL Challenger Series is a platform in which MMA fighters can earn their way into the League and a chance at PFL gold plus the $1 million that comes along with it. The sport’s most innovative company has expanded the opportunity for fighters of all experience levels to gain entry into the PFL where they will compete with a global roster of top-tier fighters in hopes of becoming the next million-dollar champion.

“The Challenger Series is a first-of-its-kind MMA competition where fighters from all backgrounds and experiences get a shot to prove themselves in front of a panel of combat sports legends and global icons,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of PFL. “I’m excited to get to Orlando to evaluate these talented athletes who will put it all on the line to live out their dreams of becoming a world champion.”

Fighters from around the world will compete each week for a PFL contract that will either put them in the 2022 regular season or set them on a development path with the league in hopes of joining a future season. 

The inaugural PFL Challenger Series event will feature the 205-pound light heavyweight division and will include LFA double champion Josh Silveira, one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the sport.

Silveira (7-0), is the son of MMA pioneer and American Top Team co-founder Conan Silveira and was coveted by every major MMA organization in the world. He chose the Challenger Series to showcase his abilities and to have the opportunity to fight in the 2022 PFL Season.

Others include Alexander Poppeck, Mohamed Juma, Taylor Johnson, Simeon Powell, Joao Paulo Fagundes and Bruce Souto.

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