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PFL officially acquires Bellator – New fighter roster “equal to UFC”!



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  Professional Fighters League acquired Bellator MMA. Photo via PFL (Twitter)

Big changes are going on in the MMA world!

PFL founder Donn Davis officially announced on Monday that the promotion officially closed a deal to acquire Bellator MMA. The sale has been rumored for a long time, and is now finally a done deal.

“Our Fighter Roster Equal To UFC – Both 30% Top 25 World Ranked Fighters

PFL Launch Reimagined Bellator – Bellator International Champions Series

Mega-Event For Fans In 2024 – PFL Champs vs. Bellator Champs,” Davis wrote on X.

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PFL: “This totally changes the MMA landscape overnight”

Talking to The Financial Times, the CEO explained that the deal made the promotion a co-leader on the international MMA scene.

“This totally changes the MMA landscape overnight,” Davis said. “You essentially put two number two companies to create a co-leader. The combined PFL Bellator roster now has 30 percent of its fighters who are ranked top 25 in the world by Fight Matrix. That’s the same as UFC has in their roster.”

According to the PFL, Bellator will continue to operate as “Bellator International Champions Series”. The series will have eight events per year with two title fights on each card.

Fighters currently under contract with Bellator will also be available to compete in the PFL.

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