NEW YORK – The Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced it is partnering with Flagship Solutions Group, an IBM Gold Business Partner, for the 2022 season to utilize cloud-based products and artificial intelligence to reshape the way fans engage with the sport of MMA. Under the agreement, the league will leverage IBM’s cloud and Watson technologies to further develop PFL’s industry leading SmartCage technology and Fighter Performance Rating to maximize the value of its data-centric approach for fight fans, the world-class roster of athletes and its portfolio of blue-chip partners.
Working alongside Flagship, PFL has elevated the standard for measuring fighter performances. The insights gathered from SmartCage technology and Cagenomics data will be enhanced with IBM Watson machine learning to showcase what is taking place inside the cage and deliver accurate matchup outcome predictions for MMA fans around the world.
“The Professional Fighters League is pioneering the future of MMA with proprietary technology that enables showcasing the sport like never before, and we’re thrilled to expand our partnership with Flagship Solutions Group and IBM for the 2022 season,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “Integration of fighter data and fight analytics within our live broadcast and streaming events has created an immersive next-gen experience for MMA fans.”
“Flagship is honored to support PFL’s tremendous growth and success with technology solutions powered by Flagship’s cloud capabilities under our “We Run IT, You Use IT” campaign,” said Mark Wyllie, CEO, Flagship Solutions Group.
The Regular Season has kicked off in thrilling fashion and the third event this Friday, May 6 will feature the world’s greatest MMA fighter and two-time PFL World Champion Kayla Harrison making her 2022 debut, along with the league’s Women’s Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a regular season, playoffs and championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the regular season advance to the win-or-go-home playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster with 25 percent of its fighters independently ranked in the top-25 of the world, including 2021 PFL champions Kayla Harrison and Ray Cooper III. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to the more than 600 million MMA fans globally.
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