Professional Fighters League Announces Newcastle And Dublin Dates

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, has announced the cities, venues and dates for the inaugural PFL Europe season.

The 2023 season will be shown live on DAZN, the ultimate sports entertainment destination and global home of combat sports.

“PFL Europe’s inaugural season schedule is set, and MMA fans in 2023 will experience Europe’s best MMA fighters competing in the PFL’s true sport format live on DAZN,” said Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray.

Murray continued saying: “PFL Europe Regular Season events will be staged in Newcastle, UK in March, and Berlin, Germany in July. Semifinalists will then compete in a single elimination Playoff event in Paris, France, in September with the winners advancing to the PFL Europe Championship in Dublin, Ireland in December.”

The PFL’S first international regional league, PFL Europe, will showcase the continent’s top emerging talent throughout 2023 at Vertu Motors Arena in Newcastle, UK, on March 25, Verti Music Hall in Berlin, Germany, on July 8, Zenith Paris, France, on September 30, and 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, on December 8.

With an event taking place every quarter throughout 2023, the groundbreaking concept will feature 32 fighters competing in four weight classes to eventually be crowned PFL’s European Champion and receive $100,000 purse.

The PFL Europe league will follow a win and advance format, with fighters competing twice during the regular season, before the four fighters with the most wins in their respective divisions advance to the playoffs and then Final.

Shay Segev, DAZN Group CEO, said “DAZN’s partnership with the PFL is as exciting as it is innovative. It delivers yet more great content on our platform as we continue to develop our reputation as the global home of combat sports and the ultimate destination for sports fans.

“Working with rights holders, like the PFL, we can help them grow and develop their sports by reaching new and global fan-bases as well as developing a rich, immersive and digital experience the new generation of sports entertainment demands.

“The PFL understands this, and we look forward to bringing what promise to be an enthralling series to millions of our subscribers and engaging with many more.”

PFL Europe 2023 schedule

  • Saturday, March 25 – Newcastle, UK – Vertu Motors Arena (Regular Season)
  • Saturday, July 8 – Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall (Regular Season)
  • Saturday, September 30 – Paris, France – Zenith Paris La Villette (Playoffs)
  • Friday, December 8 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena (Final)

All four events will air during local prime hours live on DAZN, a founding partner of PFL Europe.

PFL is one of the fastest growing companies in MMA and is the only in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in sports-season ‘win and advance’ meritocracy like all other major sports.

The PFL fighter roster is global and world-class, with fighters from over 20 countries and 25 percent independently ranked in the top 25.

PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and next-gen viewing experience.