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Cris Cyborg open to lightweight fight with PFL star Kayla Harrison

Last night, new UFC featherweight champ Amanda Nunes stated — apparently jokingly — that she is done with the featherweight division. Nunes followed this announcement by suggesting that Cris Cyborg, …read more

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Cris Cyborg has 'no problem' fighting Kayla Harrison at 155 pounds if she wins PFL

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Apparently it’s no longer too early to talk about a fight between Cris Cyborg and Kayla Harrison.
Late Wednesday night, UFC dual champion Amanda Nunes …read more

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How Sean O'Connell formulated a plan to become an MMA millionaire – and why he walked away the instant he'd succeeded

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By just about any standard, Sean O’Connell had a good life.
The year was 2017 and he was just starting …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Lance Palmer explains why he expected to win the PFL featherweight title

Few fighters entered the inaugural season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) with better name recognition than Lance Palmer.
Palmer, a former Team Alpha Male fighter, has been a champion before. …read more

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With $1 million in hand, Sean O’Connell hopes others follow his PFL path

Now that he’s riding off into the sunset with a check for $1,000,000, Sean O’Connell doesn’t mind if other light heavyweights size him up and think “if that guy can …read more

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Knockout Radio Featuring Louis Taylor and Shannon Ritch

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Knockout Radio Hour Two: Louis Taylor and Shannon Ritch

Check out Knockout Radio’s podcast featuring newly crowned PFL champion Louis Taylor …read more

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Natan Schulte confident against the best lightweights in UFC, Bellator after PFL tournament win

Natan Schulte was an unknown name on the PFL lightweight roster a year ago, but went on to win the million dollar prize in the end of the first season.
“Russo” …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2829 with Ray Sefo, Brad Tavares and Alexander Hernandez

Stream or download Thursday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ray Sefo, Brad Tavares and Alexander Hernandez.
PFL president Sefo co-hosted a portion of the show in our studio, helping the …read more

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PFL’s Kayla Harrison still hoping to fight Cris Cyborg

Rising PFL star Kayla Harrison is often compared to fellow Olympic judoka Ronda Rousey. Yet she says one of the main differences between her and Rousey is that she actually …read more

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Sean O’Connell Retires Following Million-Dollar Payday

Sean O’Connell earned the biggest payday of his career on New Year’s Eve when he defeated Vinny Magalhaes for the 2018 light heavyweight title at PFL 11. Following the fight, …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with PFL millionaires Sean O'Connell, Louis Taylor

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Sean O’Connell and Louis Taylor.
O’Connell and Taylor won $1 million each at PFL’s season-ending championship playoff …read more

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Check out Sean O'Connell's formal retirement announcement after $1 million PFL win

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Sean O’Connell said Monday night in the cage that he was ready to call it quits in the fight …read more

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Japanese heavyweight Satoshi Ishii says he has signed with PFL

On the heels of its first full season, the Professional Fighters League appears to have a new heavyweight for its second year.
Japanese veteran Satoshi Ishii (18-8-1), a judo standout based …read more

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PFL 2018 World Championship results: Magomed Magomedkerimov upsets Ray Cooper III, six champions crowned

Magomed Magomedkerimov put a stop to the Ray Cooper III knockout train to become the inaugural Professional Fighters League welterweight champion.
In the main event of the PFL’s 2018 World Championship …read more

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Magomedkerimov among PFL champs to win $1M

The Professional Fighters League crowned six world champions on Monday, at PFL 11: Championships inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. …read more

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PFL playoff results: Philipe Lins batters durable Josh Copeland for $1 million, heavyweight belt

Josh Copeland proved he’s ridiculously tough, but that wasn’t enough to stop Philipe Lins, who scored a fourth-round TKO to win the PFL heavyweight title and $1 million prize at …read more

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Twitter reacts to PFL's six new $1 million champions crowned at PFL 11

PFL 11 featured the playoff finals in six weight classes. Each winner took home $1 million. The runners-up won $200,000. PFL 11 took place at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square …read more

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PFL playoff results: Magomed Magomedkerimov submits Ray Cooper III for $1 million, welterweight belt

Magomed Magomedkerimov avoided the power of Ray Cooper III and locked in a second-round submission to win the PFL welterweight championship and $1 million prize in the main event of …read more

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PFL playoff results: Sean O'Connell retires from MMA with $1 million, belt after TKO of Vinny Magalhaes

Sean O’Connell joined the inaugural PFL light heavyweight after retiring from the sport. A few months later, he has officially hung up his gloves, except now he has the organization’s …read more

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Harrison (3-0) stops Charneski in first-round TKO

Lightweight Kayla Harrison (3-0) claimed an easy TKO victory against Moriel Charneski on the main card of PFL 11: Championship on Monday. …read more

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PFL 2018 World Championship results: Kayla Harrison runs through Moriel Charneski to improve to 3-0

Kayla Harrison has lived up to the hype so far.
Booked against an opponent that she was expected to run through, Harrison did just that, making quick work of Moriel Charneski …read more

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PFL 11 results: Olympian Kayla Harrison thrashes Moriel Charneski for first-round TKO

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison improved to 3-0 in MMA competition with a dominant first-round TKO of Moriel Charneski.
The women’s lightweight bout was part of today’s PFL 11 event …read more

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PFL playoff results: Natan Schulte rallies against Rashid Magomedov to win $1 million, lightweight belt

After some early difficult, Natan Schulte rallied with the help of clinch work and takedowns to defeat Rashid Magomedov for the PFL lightweight championship and $1 million prize.
The lightweight playoff …read more

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PFL playoff results: Lance Palmer grinds out Steven Siler in rematch to win $1 million, featherweight belt

Lance Palmer claimed the PFL featherweight championship with a one-sided unanimous decision victory over Steven Siler.
The featherweight playoff final was part of today’s PFL 11 event at Hulu Theatre at …read more

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PFL 11 Highlights: Louis Taylor Ices Abus Magomedov

Louis Taylor is $1 million richer after a stunning 33-second knockout victory. Taylor collided with Abus Magomedov inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City. Early on, Taylor …read more

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PFL 2018 World Championship video: Louis Taylor scores 33-second KO to win first $1M prize

Louis Taylor needed just 33 seconds to make MMA history.
With one punch, Taylor felled opponent Abusupiyan Magomedov in the 2018 PFL World Championship opener, making himself the league’s first middleweight …read more

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PFL playoff results: Louis Taylor KO's Abusupiyan Magomedov in 33 seconds for middleweight title

Louis Taylor needed just 33 seconds to claim the PFL middleweight crown with a one-punch knockout of Abusupiyan Magomedov.
The middleweight playoff final opened today’s PFL 11 event at Hulu Theatre …read more

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PFL 2018 World Championship results

MMA Fighting has PFL 2018 World Championship results for the PFL fight card Monday night at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.
On the main card, six champions …read more

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PFL 2018 Championship live results and discussion

Get live results right here for the inaugural Professional Fighters League championship finale. On this final day of 2018, the Professional Fighters League will be handing out $1 million grand …read more

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Philipe Lins eyes PFL’s million-dollar check, but won’t make it a distraction

Philipe Lins was a rising, unbeaten light heavyweight from Brazil when he signed with Bellator in 2014, but never got things going in the promotion. He was let go after …read more

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PFL 11 Post-Fight Press Conference Live Stream

Be sure not to miss the PFL 11 post-fight press conference once the event concludes. Tonight (Dec. 31), six new champions will be crowned. Those those champions will also receive …read more

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How we got to the PFL heavyweight final: Philipe Lins vs. Josh Copeland video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the heavyweight finalists.
No. 3 seed Philipe …read more

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How we got to the PFL light heavyweight final: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Sean O'Connell video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the light heavyweight finalists.
No. 1 seed …read more

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How we got to the PFL middleweight final: Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Louis Taylor video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the middleweight finalists.
No. 1 seed Abusupiyan …read more

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How we got to the PFL welterweight final: Ray Cooper III vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the welterweight finalists.
No. 1 seed Ray …read more

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How we got to the PFL lightweight final: Natan Schulte vs. Rashid Magomedov video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the lightweight finalists.
No. 2 seed Natan …read more

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How we got to the PFL featherweight final: Steven Siler vs. Lance Palmer video highlights

Ahead of tonight’s PFL season finale, which will crown $1 million playoff winners in six separate divisions, take a look at the highlights from the featherweight finalists.
No. 1 seed Steven …read more

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Fighting a teammate in PFL tournament final boosts Natan Schulte’s confidence

Natan Schulte and Rashid Magomedov have a unique perspective on their opponents for the upcoming PFL lightweight tournament final.
Schulte and Magomedov are teammates at American Top Team, and both earned …read more

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PFL 11 Results Tonight (Dec. 31) At 7 p.m. ET

PFL 11 is set to go down tonight (Dec. 31). PFL is ending 2018 with a bang as 12 fighters will be fighting for all the marbles. The tournament finals …read more

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PFL’s Lance Palmer on the verge of making his MMA odyssey pay off

From Lance Palmer’s perspective, there are a number of ways to look at Monday night’s PFL Finals and his chance at a million bucks. On the one hand, he’s 30 …read more

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PFL set to award $1 million to each champion

Six champions will be crowned in the Professional Fighters League on Monday night, each bringing home $1 million. But getting to this point was anything but easy. …read more

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PFL 2018 Championship fight card preview

PFL’s inaugural venture comes to a close with all of their titles on the line, along with Judo icon Kayla Harrison in a showcase bout. 2018 was an interesting year …read more

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PFL playoff weigh-in results: Six $1 million finals set

Check out the results from the official PFL 11 fighter weigh-ins for Monday’s playoff finals.
The weigh-ins are in the books for the Professional Fighters League’s inaugural season playoff finals, and …read more

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PFL playoff finals staff predictions: Who takes home $1 million each?

Copeland
vs.
Lins
Magalhaes
vs.
O’Connell
A. Magomedov
vs.
Taylor
Cooper
vs.
Magomedkerimov
R. Magomedov
vs.
Schulte
Palmer
vs.
Siler
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2018: 170-118

Copeland
(69%)

magalhaes2018
(76%)

A. Magomedov
(62%)

Cooper
(68%)

R. Magomedov
(80%)

Palmer
(84%)
Ken Hathaway@kenshathaway2018: 187-96

Lins

Magalhaes

A. Magomedov

Magomedkerimov

R. Magomedov

Palmer
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2018: 180-108

Copeland

Magalhaes

Taylor

Cooper

R. Magomedov

Palmer
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2018: 179-1092016 Champion

Copeland

O’Connell

A. Magomedov

Magomedkerimov

R. Magomedov

Palmer
Simon Samano@SJSamano2018: 176-112

Copeland

Magalhaes

A. Magomedov

Cooper

R. Magomedov

Palmer
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2018: 176-112

Lins

Magalhaes

A. Magomedov

Cooper

R. Magomedov

Palmer
John Morgan@MMAjunkieJohn2018: 175-113

Copeland

Magalhaes

Taylor

Cooper

R. …read more

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PFL 11 Weigh-in Results Today (Dec. 30)

The PFL 11 weigh-ins are set to go down today (Dec. 30). MMA News is on the scene for the PFL 11 weigh-ins. All fighters will tip the scales before …read more

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PFL 11: $6 million reasons to watch inaugural season's six playoff finals

The PFL’s inaugural season comes to a close on New Year’s Eve in the same venue where it began. At the start of the season, 72 fighters in six weight …read more

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PFL 11’s Kayla Harrison: ‘I’m The New Generation, I’m The New Era’

Kayla Harrison wants to put the women’s 155-pound division on her back and prove it’s viable in mixed martial arts. On New Year’s eve, Harrison will meet Moriel Charneski in …read more

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PFL 2018 Championships Vivi: Can Ray Cooper III complete his improbable run?

Zane Simon & Victor Rodriguez break down the upcoming NYE finals of the 2018 season for the Professional Fighters League. With pick and analysis for all 6 title fights on …read more

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Ray Sefo: There’s No Comparison Between PFL & WSOF

Professional Fighters League (PFL) President of Fighter Operations Ray Sefo explains how PFL has separated itself from World Series of Fighting (WSOF). PFL 11 will be taking place on New …read more

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How a mindset readjustment took PFL finalist Vinny Magalhes from a skid to a first-round finish streak

“Stellar” is a strong word, but it’s hard to think of another descriptor for Vinny Magalhaes’ year in the cage.
Magalhaes (18-9) started off his MMA year in June, when PFL …read more

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Kayla Harrison Wants To Break Women’s 155-Pound Ceiling In Style

Kayla Harrison believes the women’s 155-pound division will prove to have longevity. On New Year’s eve, Harrison will compete on the PFL 11 card. She’ll be going one-on-one with Moriel …read more

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PFL’s Kayla Harrison: ‘The baddest woman on the planet is sitting right here’

Kayla Harrison certainly isn’t lacking in confidence.
It’s hard to blame the 28-year-old fighter who has already reached incredible heights in her combat sports career. As a judoka, Harrison became the …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2825 with Randy Couture, Curtis Millender, Gerald Harris

Stream or download Thursday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Randy Couture, Curtis Millender and Gerald Harris.
UFC Hall of Famer Couture called in to help preview PFL 11, which takes …read more

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PFL 11 press conference video

The 12 PFL finalists, Kayla Harrison, PFL president Carlos Silva and Ray Sefo will answer questions from the media Friday morning at the PFL 11 press conference. The video is …read more

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Simply put, PFL welterweight finalist Ray Cooper III is 'coming to take your head off'

Ray Cooper III closed out 2017 with a unanimous-decision loss to Handesson Ferreira on the regional scene in his native Hawaii. Four fights and nearly a full year later, Cooper …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: Which big man takes home $1 million – Josh Copeland or Philipe Lins?

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for PFL's playoff finals in New York

We want your predictions for Monday’s PFL 11 event in New York.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, …read more

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Get to know Natan Schulte ahead of PFL 11 lightweight playoff final for $1 million

Natan Schulte has a life-changing opportunity in front of him next week.
On Dec. 31 at PFL 11, Schulte (14-3-1) will look to bank $1 million when he meets Rashid Magomedov …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: Vinny Magalhaes, Sean O'Connell throw down for $1 million

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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Four wins, two KOs in one night, and a chance at a million — Ray Cooper III has emerged as the face of PFL

Heading into 2018, Ray Cooper III was a relative unknown for anybody outside of Hawaii. He was coming off a split decision loss against Handesson Ferreira in a Mid-Pacific Championships …read more

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PFL finalist Louis Taylor likes that people haven't figured him out yet

Louis Taylor thinks he’s probably the underdog against Abusupiyan Magomedov next week, and he’s fine with that.
Taylor (17-4-1) meets Magomedov (22-3-1) in the $1 million middleweight final of the PFL’s …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: Abusupiyan Magomedov, Louis Taylor square off for $1 million

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: Will Ray Cooper III complete his $1 million run vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov?

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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Ahead of its six $1 million playoff finals, PFL teams up with DraftKings

The culmination of the Professional Fighters League’s first season is just around the corner, and the promotion has a new partner to make things interesting.
PFL has teamed up with MMA …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: With battle-tested Natan Schulte, Rashid Magomedov, who takes $1 million?

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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PFL Championship breakdown: Will scrappy Steven Siler or aggressive Lance Palmer net $1 million?

PFL 11 takes place Dec. 31 at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York and airs on NBCSN. The culmination of the PFL’s inaugural season features six championship …read more

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Ahead of $1 million PFL heavyweight playoff final, get to know Philipe Lins

1 2 …3The $1 million playoff finals at the end of PFL’s first season are just around the corner.
On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, …read more

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PFL championship preview: Philipe Lins, Josh Copeland battle for $1 million at heavyweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each.
Today, courtesy …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2819 with Kayla Harrison, Derek Brunson

Stream or download Tuesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Kayla Harrison and Derek Brunson.
PFL women’s lightweight Harrison is set to face Moriel Charneski at PFL 11, which takes place …read more

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Sean O'Connell wants MMA fans to pay attention to PFL, see what they're missing

Over a plate of the house special at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, Sean O’Connell came to the realization that he was in the final of the inaugural PFL …read more

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PFL championship preview: Vinny Magalhaes, Sean O'Connell battle for $1 million at light heavyweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each.
Today, courtesy …read more

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PFL championship preview: Abusupiyan Magomedov, Louis Taylor battle for $1 million at welterweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each.
Today, courtesy …read more

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PFL championship preview: Ray Cooper III, Magomed Magomedkerimov battle for $1 million at welterweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each.
Today, courtesy …read more

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PFL championship preview: Natan Schulte, Rashid Magomedov battle for $1 million at lightweight

On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each.
Today, courtesy …read more

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