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PFL $100,000 Perfect Bracket Challenge launched


The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has launched the PFL $100,000 Perfect Bracket Challenge presented by ahead of the league’s upcoming playoffs. The free-to-play competition challenges fans across the country to predict the winner of each semifinal and championship bout on an interactive web app available at with every event aired live and in primetime across ESPN networks and streaming platforms. 

“We look forward to kicking off the $100,000 Perfect Bracket Challenge as an engaging way to get fans involved ahead of the 2021 PFL Playoffs,” chief marketing officer Houman Akhavan stated. “The PFL’s popularity continues to grow and this is an exciting way to encourage more fan interaction.”

The contest is like those of other sports tournament bracket competitions but unprecedented for MMA as the PFL is the first and only league to present the sport in a true-season format. The $100,000 Perfect Bracket Challenge is only available in the U.S. and users must be 18 years or older to participate.  

Peter Murray (©PFL)
Peter Murray (©PFL)

“As we lead the reimagination of the sport, Professional Fighters League is excited to unveil a game-changing bracket-style challenge, presented by, for MMA fans across the country to get closer to the playoff and championship action,” PFL chief executive officer Peter Murray stated. “Nothing is guaranteed in the Playoffs but PFL and wants to see if you can select the perfect bracket.”

Aired live on ESPN networks and streaming platforms, three PFL playoff events will be held on August 13, 2021, on August 19, 2021 and on August 27, 2021 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, USA. The final four fighters from across six divisions are set to take the next step towards earning a world title and $1 million purse that comes with it as just 12 finalists will go on to compete in the 2021 PFL Championship later this year.

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