By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn Fights | July 13, 2018–The Professional Fighters League fourth regular season event is set to take place at NYCB, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. This exciting fight card is scheduled to take place on July 19 and will feature hometown favorite, Long Island’s own Andre “The Bull” Harrison.
Harrison, of Valley Stream, NY holds a perfect mixed-martial arts record of (18-0, 3 KOs, 2 Subs). The former Ring of Combat (ROC), Titan Fighting, and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) featherweight champion continues to dominate each and every time he steps into the cage.
In PFL’S playoff system there are six weight-classes. Fighters compete in a regular season and “win or go home” post-season. The PFL season concludes on 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.
When discussing his thoughts on this newly designed fighting format, Harrison shared:
“I don’t focus on the point system. I understand the extra incentive to win by knockout or submission, but I don’t pay attention to that. My job is to go out there and win. My job is to become champion.”
“The thrill of winning and becoming featherweight champion of the PFL is what drives my fighting spirit. Winning is my motivation. I’m a competitor and I love to win. Everything that I do, I want to be the best at it. I want to win all the time.”
Harrison possesses a vast amount of skills. Along with his wrestling, he’s a highly skilled fighter trained in various styles and techniques of mix martial arts. In speaking with Harrison, he explained what goes into his training and preparation in leading up to a fight.
“I can’t’ narrow it down,” Harrison said, “I’m crafty, I have speed, and I can land clean combinations.”
“I wrestled throughout high school and college. I’m also trained in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Jiu Jitsu. I spar, do cardio and practice striking five to six times per week. I train differently each day. I love all disciplines of fighting.”
“I train hard because I want to dominate my opponents. I’m not fighting weak opponents; I’m fighting tough, world-class fighters. I don’t want anyone questioning my victories. I don’t want to leave any doubts after my fights.”
Harrison understands the great opportunity he has in becoming the face of mix martial arts and building his legacy in combat sports.
“When I was fighting in Triton Fights, I saw organizations that were paying more. I looked at fighting in the UFC and WSOF and decided to go where I had the best opportunity to provide for my family. Once the merger between PFL and WSOF took place, my career bloomed.”
“People have to understand: this is my job. It’s a hard job. Nothing about fighting is easy. I’m here to hit people and to win. I’m want to conquer as much as possible. I want to leave my mark in this sport, win titles, and become a legend. With each fight, each win, I’m one step closer to achieving my goal.”
With his next fight nearing on July 19, Harrison will be ready to put on another dominating performance in front of his hometown fans and supporters.
“I expect the arena to be sold out on fight night. I’m definitely going to perform well in front of the fans and other notables who will be there to support me.”
“For my family, friends, my coaches and my teammates (Bellmore Kickboxing Academy and Joe Scarola Jiu Jitsu) they’re going to see some great stuff come from me in this fight.”
For continued support, you can follow Harrison at:
- Instagram: drethebull
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Drethebull
- Facebook: drethebull
Andre Harrison 18 – 0 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) Vs. Nazareno Malegarie 29 – 4 – 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)
WHO: Andre Harrison (undefeated 18-0 featherweight from Long Island, NY) will take on Nazareno Malegarie (two-time BJJ World Champion and two-time Argentine Judo Champion); both are returning to the cage after exciting wins during PFL1.
WHAT: The Professional Fighters League will host PFL4—the league’s fourth regular-season event of its inaugural 2018 season. Twenty world-class fighters will come together to vie for a spot in the playoffs. Emerging stars from PFL1 will fight to maintain their rankings; those who lost their first match must prevail to keep their $1 million dreams alive.
WHEN: PFL4 THURSDAY FIGHT NIGHT — FOURTH REGULAR SEASON EVENT OF PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE — ON THURSDAY, JULY 19 AT 7 P.M. ET
WHERE: NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, located at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
PRESS CONFERENCE WITH LEAGUE PRESIDENTS CARLOS SILVA AND RAY SEFO AND PFL4 WINNERS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF THE NIGHT
For additional questions, please contact:
- Greg Savage