NEW YORK (AUGUST 16, 2022) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league in the world, today announced the signing of one of the most sought-after and recruited athletes in MMA, Shane Burgos.
Many see the Bronx, NY native as the future of Featherweight MMA, Burgos who comes to the PFL with a professional record of 15-3, is currently ranked among the best Featherweights in the world. “Hurricane”, who turned professional in 2016, has amassed a loyal following and scored wins over some of the best 145-pound fighters in the world including Cub Swanson, Charles Jourdain and Billy Quarantillo. Burgos enters the PFL SmartCage on a two-fight win streak.
“The PFL is the land of opportunity, and I could not be happier to join the organization,” said Burgos. “I chose the PFL because I share their values and vision for the sport. I am coming to prove I am the best and look forward to fighting in the 2023 PFL season competing within the most talented Featherweight division in the world”
“We are excited to have Shane Burgos join the PFL’s 2023 Season roster as he is a top ranked, exciting and confident fighter in the prime of his career who recognizes the PFL provides top fighters an opportunity to compete on a major stage against the world’s best talent and there is a clear path for fighters to earn their way to becoming champion.” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “The Professional Fighters League takes great pride in bringing the best in MMA to the 600 million MMA fans around the world.”
“Hurricane” Shane Burgos will compete in the 2023 PFL Regular Season as part of the PFL’s growing global roster.
The 2022 PFL Playoffs continue this Saturday August 20 at Copperbox Arena in London. Fighters across the Women’s Lightweight and Men’s Featherweight divisions will be aim to book their place at the biggest night in MMA, the 2022 PFL World Championship, where they will earn a chance at a 2022 PFL championship and $1 million prize.
Tickets for the 2022 PFL Playoffs are available here.
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the Regular Season advancing to the win-or-go-home Playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to MMA fans around the world.
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Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship.
PFL is primetime in the U.S on ESPN and ESPN+ and broadcast and streamed worldwide to 160 countries, with partners including Channel 4, DirecTV, RMC Sport, Eurosport, Sky Sports, and more. The PFL roster is world-class, with 25% of PFL fighters independently ranked in the top 25 in the world. The PFL proprietary SmartCage data and analytics platform powers real-time betting and provides next-gen viewing experience.
PFL has over two-dozen blue-chip brand sponsors such as Anheuser-Busch, IBM, GEICO, DraftKings, Bose, Socios.com, Air Force Reserve, US Marine Corps, and more. PFL is backed by major investors including Ares Capital, Luxor Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, Swan Ventures, Knighthead, Legends, and several NBA, MLB, and NHL team owners.
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