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PFL announces multi-year partnership with fuboTV

Deal starts with PFL Challenger Series on Feb. 18

The PFL has improved its streaming game, courtesy of a multi-partnership deal with digital platform giant fuboTV.

The deal, announced on Friday, starts with the show The PFL Challenger Series, which will air on Feb. 18 and stream on Friday nights exclusively on fuboTV in February, March, and April of 2022.

The PFL Challenger Series is a show that tweaks The Ultimate Fighter and adds judges, who will consist of combat sport champions, global influencers, and celebrities. Mike Tyson, Ray Lewis, and Todd Gurley have been confirmed to appear on the show.

“FuboTV provides sports fans an innovative viewing experience and PFL could not be more excited to launch our new PFL Challenger Series exclusively on their platform,ā€ PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a press release. “The PFL Challenger Series will be the most unique live fight show showcasing the MMA stars of tomorrow and Iā€™m confident it quickly will become buzzworthy viewing.”

“Our partnership with the PFL and their new PFL Challenger Series allows fuboTV to further differentiate our sports-first programming with exclusive MMA content, which we know is one of the hottest live sports for consumers,ā€ added co-founder and CEO of fuboTV David Gandler.

Fans will also get a chance to vote on the show and play along via free-to-play interactive games.

Fubo Sportsbook will also be the exclusive gambling sponsor of the show.

Financial terms were not released.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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