The Professional Fighting League has revealed the price tag for its first ever pay-per-view event.
The PFL World Championship hits the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 25. The main card will stream on ESPN+ pay-per-view for $49.99, the promotion announced on Tuesday.
The main event includes undefeated two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison who will face Larissa Pacheco for the women’s featherweight title.
Harrison has two wins over Pachecho – both by unanimous decision.
The co-main event features Brendan Loughnane who is fighting Bubba Jenkins for the men’s featherweight season title.
Former UFC fighter Aspen Ladd will also make her promotional debut against seasoned fighter Julia Budd.
Despite the championship bouts and Ladd’s debut, the pay-per-view price has received much backlash from fans on social media.
They really think we’re gonna pay $50 for that PFL PPV… pic.twitter.com/l20VUlUvJa
— TevTalksMMA (@TevTalksMMA) November 15, 2022
RIP PFL. This will be the move that sinks them for good. No one will buy the PPV, and those who even care to watch the event will do so on a free site. https://t.co/YccnMbnAP5
— RUSH HOUR MMA (@MMARushHour) November 15, 2022
I like PFL but they will be very, very disappointed in their PPV buys at a $50 price. Not many people are gonna pay for that
— Val Dewar (Ragnarok edition) (@the3els) November 15, 2022
For comparison, UFC pay-per-views usually cost $69.99 while other major MMA promotions tend to stay away from such. KSW has an upcoming PPV that’s $9.99 while RIZIN recently streamed an event for American viewers for about $31.58. BKFC now has a monthly subscription for $4.99.
Bellator had two pay-per-views in the past. The first was for Bellator 120 in 2014, which cost $39.99. The second was for Bellator 175 in 2017 for $49.95.
⌛️10 Days Out
🏆 2022 PFL World Championship is almost here!
— PFL (@PFLMMA) November 15, 2022
Here’s the full card for the PFL World Championships:
- Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco – women’s featherweight championship
- Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins – featherweight championship
- Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel – heavyweight championship
- Stevie Ray vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier – lightweight championship
- Dilano Taylor vs. Sadibou Sy – welterweight championship
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Rob Wilkinson – light heavyweight championship
- Aspen Ladd vs. Julia Budd