The Professional Fighters League (PFLmma.com), featuring 72 elite MMA fighters from 13 countries, will hold PFL 2—the league’s second regular season event of its 2018 season—on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, Chicago, at 5 p.m. CT.
Fighters stepping into the cage at PFL 2 include Chicago-native Will Brooks and Brazilian Luiz Firmino. PFL 2 will also feature Kayla Harrison’s MMA debut as she takes on Brittney Elkin. Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the only American to ever win a gold medal in Judo.
The Professional Fighters League presents MMA for the first time in a true sport format where individuals compete in a regular season, “win or go home” post-season, and championship. The PFL 2018 Season has 72 fighters in six weight-classes, competing in seven regular season events on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The top eight in each weight class face off in single elimination playoff fights on Saturday nights in October and the PFL season concludes December 31 with six championship fights where winners will be crowned 2018 PFL Champion in their division and will go home with a $1 million purse. During the PFL post-season, $10 million will be awarded—the largest prize pool in MMA history.
(NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET)
Luiz Firmino vs. Will Brooks
Brian Foster vs. Ramsey Nijem
Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin
Jason High vs. Efrain Escudero
Ronny Markes vs. Sean O’Connell
(Facebook, 6:15 p.m. ET)
Brandon Halsey vs. Smealinho Rama
Yuki Kawana vs. Islam Mamedov
Jamie Abdallah vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Rakim Cleveland vs. Rashid Yusupov
Jason Butcher vs. Maxim Grishin
Thiago Tavares vs. Robert Watley
Natan Schulte vs. Chris Wade
Bazigit Ataev vs. Dan Spohn