DAZN Reaches Agreement With ESPN to Distribute the 2023 PFL World Championship in the US and Canada
Following arrangements with ESPN around the Jake Paul vs Nate Diaz and KSI vs Tommy Fury fights earlier this year, DAZN has agreed with ESPN to offer the 2023 PFL Championship on pay-per-view on November 24 in the U.S. and Canada.
The 2023 PFL Championship will be live from The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET. DAZN subscribers can purchase the DAZN PPV for $49.99. The live Pre-Show and five Prelims bouts will be available on DAZN beginning at 5 p.m.
New DAZN subscribers can sign up here. DAZN PPV is available on DAZN.com and the DAZN App for mobile, smart TVs and other connected devices.
“We are delighted to collaborate once again with ESPN to deliver yet another combat sport extravaganza.” says Jared Kass, SVP North America. “DAZN is committed to working with all broadcasters, platforms and promotional companies to deliver the best MMA and boxing match ups to our subscribers. Tune in to DAZN and DAZN PPV November 24, for a brilliant and compelling night of fight action.”
The MMA event will feature finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million champion’s purses.
Main Card Highlights:
The Main Card is headlined by the PFL Lightweight Championship, where Olivier Aubin-Mercier tries to secure back-to-back titles against 2021 PFL semifinalist “Cassius” Clay Collard. Collard looks to add the 2022 championship to his impressive resume which includes PFL victories over Anthony Pettis, Jeremy Stephens and Shane Burgos.
The Main Card also features four additional championship fights, as well as two-time PFL Champion and two-time U.S. Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison taking on former UFC veteran Aspen Ladd.
Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will take on Joel Lopez in an amateur bout. Ali Walsh is 4-0 in the PFL with four highlight-reel knockouts for the former Cal and UNLV running back.
The Prelims also feature undefeated Gabriel Braga (12-0 MMA record) taking on Jesus Pinedo at featherweight in the event’s sixth championship contest.
ESPN will also carry the event on ESPN+ PPV.
|Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Clay Collard
|Denis Goltsov vs. Renan Ferreira
|Larissa Pacheco vs. Marina Mokhnatkina
|Sadibou Sy vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov
|Joshua Silveira vs. Impa Kasanganay
|Kayla Harrison vs. Aspen Ladd
|Ray Cooper III vs. Derek Brunson
|Gabriel Braga vs. Jesus Pinedo
|Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Joel Lopez
|Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade
|Khai Wu vs. Phil Caracappa
|Jesse Stirn vs. Josh Blyden