Germany will be well represented in the Professional Fighters League in 2021. Among the German mixed martial artists joining the PFL’s next season are Joilton “Peregrino” Lutterbach, 27, and Hatef Moeil, 34.
Fighting out of Dusseldorf, Germany, Lutterbach is also of Brazilian descent. He has been competing professionally since 2011 and he fights in the lightweight division.
An MMA veteran, Lutterbach holds a professional record of 34 wins, 8 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest. Before joining the PFL, he competed in Shooto Brazil, German MMA Championship, Misiones Fighting Championship, M-1 Global, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, Elite Fighting Championship, Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) and Haidar Capixaba Combat, among others.
Also fighting out of Dusseldorf, Moeil previously competed in Elite MMA Championship, German MMA Championship and KSW, as well. He stands 6’3″ and is joining the PFL heavyweight division.
On November 30, 2019, Moeil became the heavyweight champion of King of Kings (KOK) by knocking out Wesley “Mosquito” Almeida, 31, of Duque de Caxias, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the King of Kings World Series 2019 in Germany. It improved the German MMA fighter’s professional MMA record to 10 wins and 4 losses.
“PFL is a global brand with distribution to over 160 countries and top talent from around the world are recognizing the unique opportunity PFL provides in terms of competing on the biggest stage against the best competition for an equal shot at a title and life-changing money,” PFL chief executive officer Peter Murray said. “We are committed to consistently elevating our roster and we’re excited about the depth of talent that will be on display in 2021. Through PFL Studios and our wide network of distribution partners, we look forward to telling their stories and documenting each individual’s journey to the top of the sport.”
The 2021 PFL season will begin in April 2020. Events will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in the U.S. and premium sports networks in 160 countries around the world.