The Professional Fighters League has appointed Health Rover as its official new coronavirus (COVID-19) testing partner. Based in New York, United States, the latter is a healthcare company specializing in on-site, rapid, point-of-care lab testing.
As the PFL regular season kicks off on April 23, 2021 inside its bubble environment in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA, the league will work with Health Rover to provide PFL fighters and personnel with COVID-19 testing ensuring proper protocols and procedures are followed. The healthcare company makes use of both Rapid Antigen and Rapid Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing technologies for screenings.
“Health Rover’s core belief from inception is that point-of-care, rapid testing will improve and help curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” Health Rover co-founder Brian Murphy said. “Our point-of-care model is a great fit for the PFL. Rapid test results will ensure that all the athletes and their corners can continue their training regimens safely. We’re honored to be the official testing partner of the PFL and it has been a pleasure to work hand in hand with the PFL team to make this happen.”
The 2021 PFL Season will begin April 23, 2021 on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in primetime. The remaining regular season events will take place on April 29, 2021, on May 6, 2021, on June 10, 2021, on June 17, 2021 and on June 25, 2021.
“The health and safety of our fighters and personnel is of the utmost importance,” PFL chief executive officer Peter Murray said. “Our partners at Health Rover will provide testing within the PFL bubble to ensure all necessary protocols are adhered to.”
The PFL has quickly established itself as the number two mixed martial arts company in the world. With the addition of world-class talent from elite fighters to established business executives and partnering with industry-leading brands such as Anheuser-Busch InBev, GEICO, CarParts.com and Socios, the league continues to accelerate its global expansion. Sports fans across more than 160 countries around the world will be able to tune in to the league’s highly anticipated return on April 23, 2021 in Atlantic City.