PFL 8 Sets Heavy/Featherweight Finalists

Following their first regular season, the Professional Fighters League will return with their first two playoff tournaments on October 5th, as heavyweights and featherweights will square off in New Orleans.

PFL 8 will feature the quarter and semi-final fights for the two aforementioned divisions, with the winners advancing to the December 31st season finale in New York.

“It has been a great year for the Professional Fighters League and we are very excited to bring PFL 8, our first playoff event, to New Orleans,” PFL president Carlos Silva stated in the release.

“With our innovative format the League continues to make MMA history every time we put on an event and this bracket is sure to provide some incredible action in the cage as these guys compete for millions of dollars and a chance to become PFL champion.”

At heavyweight Francimar Barroso vs. Josh Copeland, Jack May vs. Alex Nicholson, Philipe Lins vs. Valdrin Istrefi, and Kelvin Tiller vs. Jared Rosholt make up the quarterfinals, while Steven Siler vs. Nazareno Malegarie, Timur Valiev vs. Alexandre Almeida, Andre Harrison vs. Alexandre Bezerra, and Lance Palmer vs. Max Coga square off at featherweight.

The lightweight and light heavyweight finalists will be decided on October 13th, in Long Beach, California, with the middleweight and welterweight brackets being finalized a week later in Washington at PFL 10.


Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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