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PFL Completes Acquisition of Bellator, Readies to Challenge UFC

Nov 20, 2023

The Professional Fighters League’s monthslong pursuit of Bellator finally concluded on Monday.

PFL announced that it had completed its acquisition of Bellator from Paramount, a move that gives PFL a roster of fighters — in size and independent rankings anyway — that is close to UFC’s roster.

“Today, the MMA market changed,” Donn Davis, PFL’s founder and chairman, told Front Office Sports. “PFL is now a global powerhouse in MMA, and as I’ve said before, we started the company with the aim to be a premium No. 2 in MMA. We achieved that today. We set a new goal to become the co-leader at MMA. With the acquisition of Bellator, we now have the fighter assets, and the ability to be the co-leader at MMA.”

FOS reported in September that PFL was in talks to acquire Bellator. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Source: Front Office Sports

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