Professional Fighters’ League (PFL) has revealed plans to expand its operations into the Middle East for upcoming events. The Professional Fighters League (PFL) was formerly the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). The organization has revealed that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are potential venues for their international qualifier series.
PFL aims to form a league system in MMA to cover over 160 countries with a network of 450 million fans across the world. While fighters in the PFL come from 25 different countries. The leadership at PFL revealed that talks are underway in the Middle East to broadcast live events from the 2021 schedule as well as archive and original programming.
PFL aims to stand out in the MMA world with its exclusive regular-season tournament-style league format, as well as their revolutionary use of technology to enhance fan and viewer experience with the use of their proprietary SmartCage technology.
In 2021, the organization is moving towards its third season. With global expansion among its key agendas, the organization is expected to give more opportunities for fighters from the region as it expands.
The organization lacks representation of quality talent from the Arab world and this will be crucial in their next step of expansion. This will also poise to be the greatest opportunity for fighters from the region to explore a promotion that promises a new trend in the MMA world.
Hari Bhagirath is the former Chief Creative Officer at BRAVE Combat Federation. Currently, he heads Strategic Relations and Financial Communication for a major Fortune 100 organization. He is also the co-founder of Totem Capital, a private wealth management initiative.