The most inventive and fastest-growing sports league, The Professional Fighters League (PFL) declares an exclusive broadcast partnership with Channel 4, a leading commercial broadcaster for 2022. Under the contract, Channel 4 will become the exclusive PFL broadcast companion in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Channel 4 coverage for PFL Events in 2022
Beginning on February 18, PFL’s inaugural Challenger Series will be shown on Channel 4’s platforms along with the 2022 PFL Regular Season, Playoffs, and PFL World Championship. Additionally, Channel 4 will carry MMA fans only PFL live events plus authentic content created by both PFL Studios and 4Studios.
During the 2021 PGL Season major attention was gained by PFL Featherweight fighter Brendan Loughnane due to his first-round knockout to Sheymon Moraes and the main judgment over Tyler Diamond. Loughnane made it to the 2021 Playoffs and is considered the main competitor for the 2022 PFL Championship with $1M on the line.
Heavyweight Stuart Austin, Lightweight Myles Price from the Republic of Ireland, and Lightweight Stevie Ray from Scotland are other famous fighters in the PFL’s 2022 season. Londoner Simeon Powell will also play his first match in the PFL Challenger series.
PFL CEO Peter Murray on this partnership with Channel 4
“The Professional Fighters League is delighted to declare their media partnership with Channel 4 in the U.K. and Ireland. MMA fans in the UK and Ireland will now have exceptional access to year-round live MMA events starring PFL fighters contesting in a distinctive sports season format. The partnership with Channel 4 shows MMA has grown into a mainstream sport and PFL is the most rapidly growing and most creative league in the world.”
Growth of PFL across the globe
As the devotion of the PFL is growing to the UK market, the league has made the inaugural PFL Scholarship initiative to create more options for talented but underprivileged male and female mixed martial artists. The fund will include the training costs and gym subscriptions for five UK-based athletes for one year. In 2022, the league has partnered with Great Britain Top Team in South London to recognize five individuals with high potential who will have the chance to coach under the tutorship of UK MMA legends Ashleigh Grimshaw and Brad Pickett daily.
In 2021 PFL completed a victorious third season as six fighters acquired world championships and $1 million each in reward at the PFL World Championship, MMA’s greatest night, on October 27. The league has witnessed a 100 percent audience boost in 2021 and added top brands to its sponsorship portfolio, with more world-class talent and events coming to MMA fans across the planet this year.