Pro Fighters League Announces Partnership with American Forces Network
Professional Fighters League announces partnership with American forces network
Professional Fighters League and nbcsn will broadcast 2017 events to troops, starting with daytona event this friday, June 30
(Thur, June 28, 2017)– The Professional Fighters League, the world’s only mixed-martial arts league set to officially debut in January 2018, announced a new partnership today with the American Forces Network (AFN). The AFN broadcasts television and radio programs across U.S. military bases and installations. The network benefits all servicemen and women, as well as civilians and their families serving the United States overseas. The partnership will cover all of the Professional Fighters League’s events in 2017 leading up to the premier season and begins with the League’s inaugural event, Professional Fighters League: Daytona this Friday, June 30 at 10:30pm ET, being held as part of the Daytona International Speedway’s Coke Zero 400 Weekend.
“We are proud that our servicemen and women can experience the excitement of the Professional Fighters League through the AFN,” said Carlos Silva, President of Event Production and Business Operations, Professional Fighters League. “We remain grateful for the incredible service and fierce commitment of our military, and everything they do on a daily basis to protect our country. The Professional Fighters League is honored to play a small role in helping to provide them an escape through our 2017 live competitions.”
The partnership begins a new era to make Professional Fighters League’s the most accessible fighting entertainment available to fans everywhere. In that same vein, the League will livestream a preview event this Friday at 5:30pm ET featuring League leadership and athletes, as well as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers on the Official Professional Fighters League website.
“We are looking forward to bringing the Professional Fighters League to our half of a million viewers around the world,” said a spokesperson for the American Forces Network. “Mixed martial arts athletes demonstrate the kind of discipline and passion that resonates with our audience, and we look forward to working with the Professional Fighters League into the future as they begin an exciting new chapter.”
Professional Fighters League: Daytona, the first event to be broadcast to troops overseas through this new partnership, will feature three 3-round bouts and one highly-anticipated 5-round main event that pits Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster for the number one seed when league play begins in January. The fights will begin at approximately 10:30pm ET immediately following the Coke Zero Firecracker 250 race starting at 7:30pm ET.
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