PFL Upcoming Challenger Series To Feature Celebrity Judge Panel
The Professional Fighters League has found a new streaming home for its upcoming Challenger Series that is scheduled to start from February next year.
The PFL announced on Thursday that the promotion’s new Challenger series will stream on FuboTV after the two parties agreed on a multi-year deal.
The new PFL series will see a rotating panel of judges featuring a mix of celebrities, athletes and former combat sports world champions.
So far, the confirmed panel of judges for the events include the boxing legend, Mike Tyson, the NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis who is also a part of the PFL’s athlete advisory board, and current NFL running back, Todd Gurley.
The upcoming Series starts on Feb. 18 and will run through the month of April. It comprises eight events with each event taking place on consecutive Friday nights. Along with the streaming service, the event will also be aired on the Fubo Sports Network.
This new series will provide the opportunity to the upcoming fighters to earn a spot either in the main PFL season or a developmental deal that will keep the particular fighter under close surveillance of the promotion’s program.
“Winners of the PFL Challenger Series can become a real-world Rocky story, going from an unknown pro to world champion holding a $1 million check in the same year,” said PFL founder Donn Davis.
The Challenger series will also provide the opportunity to the Fans to vote on fights and decide the fighter who gets a contract on the night – only one fighter can get a contract on a single event.
Fubo’s recently launched ‘sportsbook’ will serve as the official gambling partner for the series.