By Nat Wilkins | June 21, 2018–The Professional Fighters League featuring 72 MMA fighters from 13 countries, will hold PFL 2—the league’s second regular season event of its 2018 season—on today, Thursday, June 21, at the Chicago Theatre in the Windy City. Tonight’s action will include a fight featuring Kayla Harrison’s MMA debut. Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the only American to ever win a gold medal in Judo. Watch the full video to learn about Harrison’s empowering story of overcoming childhood abuse by her coach, her Fearless Foundation, preparations for the octagon, Ronda Rousey’s influence, and more. If you can’t make it to the fights in Chicago, prelims start at 5:30 eastern time on Facebook, with the main card at 9PM eastern on NBC SN.
New to PFL? Be sure to check out our introduction and interview with league President, Carlos Silva.
About PFL MMA
The Professional Fighters League presents MMA for the first time in a true sport format where individuals compete in a regular season, “win or go home” post-season, and championship. The PFL 2018 Season has 72 fighters in 6 weight-classes, competing in seven regular season events on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The top 8 in each weight class face off in single elimination playoff fights on Saturday nights in October and the PFL season concludes 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.