NEW YORK CITY SET TO HOST 2022 PFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 ON ESPN+ PPV LIVE FROM HULU THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
By FCF Staff
NEW YORK CITY SET TO HOST 2022 PFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 ON ESPN+ PPV LIVE FROM HULU THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Event features world’s best fighters with six title fights, six belts and $6 million on the line
Undefeated superstar Kayla Harrison in main event vs. knockout artist Larissa Pacheco and
UK’s best featherweight, Brendan Loughnane, vs. All-American wrestler, Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins in co-main
Stacked PPV card also includes major showcase fight between PFL’s new star signing “Hurricane” Shane Burgos making league debut vs. Marlon Moraes
Undercard Streams Exclusively on ESPN+
ESPN+ Available on ESPN.com and ESPN App for Mobile and Connected TV Devices
NEW YORK (SEPTEMBER 28, 2022) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the 2022 PFL World Championship will take place on Friday, November 25 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The biggest night in MMA will feature finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million champion’s purses. Tickets for the 2022 PFL World Championship are available now.
ESPN+ PPV will stream the PPV card live at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT and ESPN+ will exclusively stream the undercard at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. Pre-fight show coverage will start at 5:30pm ET on ESPN+.
The evening’s main event will see MMA superstar Kayla Harrison face off against knockout artist Larissa Pacheco for the PFL Women’s Lightweight World Championship. With a win, Harrison will become the first person to win three PFL titles and further bolster her claim as the best female fighter in the world. It won’t come easy as Pacheco enters the matchup on the best run of her career, with her last five wins coming by way of first round knockout. These two last met in the 2019 PFL Finals, with Harrison earning her first World Championship via unanimous decision after five rounds.
British Featherweight Brendan Loughnane put on the performance of a lifetime in a one-sided drubbing of top-seeded Chris Wade in the semifinals, clinching his first appearance in the PFL World Championship. He’ll face another wrestling standout in American Bubba Jenkins, a former Division 1 NCAA champion, with a life-changing opportunity on the line.
One of the most significant signings in PFL history, Shane Burgos will make his highly anticipated debut in his hometown when he steps into the SmartCage on November 25. A rising star in the featherweight division, Burgos will face Marlon Moraes as he looks to build momentum heading into his first Regular Season in 2023.
“I am excited to announce the 2022 PFL World Championship is set for Friday, November 25 and the stage doesn’t get any bigger than ESPN+ PPV in primetime staged live from New York City at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “This special pay-per-view holiday event is stacked with star talent and championship drama as PFL will deliver fans six world title fights with six belts and $6 million on the line headlined by undefeated superstar Kayla Harrison in the biggest fight of her career against Larissa Pacheco, who has five consecutive first round knockouts coming into this epic season finale. The PPV card will also feature “Hurricane” Shane Burgos and Marlon Moraes facing each other in their PFL debuts.”
Tickets for the biggest night in MMA are available here with prices ranging from $70 – $195 with VIP tickets available for $600.