Check out the latest breaking UFC NEWS
The PFL continues to build toward the promotion’s second season and today announced eight more names that will be part of the 2019 schedule.
At featherweight, Jeremy Kennedy (13-1) and Damon Jackson (16-2-1) join the field. Ronys Torres (37-6) is in the field at lightweight. At welterweight, Chris Curtis (20-5) makes his way to the promotion.
Jorge Gonzalez (15-4) is in the mix at light heavyweight, and Rashid Yusupov (10-1) is back for a second crack with the promotion. And at heavyweight, Francimar Barroso (22-7-1) returns for a second season, and Satoshi Ishii (20-8-1) will go after the $ 1 million.
“We have assembled the best available talent from around the world in what proved to be a challenging, highly competitive selection process,” PFL President Ray Sefo stated. “More than half of our 2019 roster will be making their PFL debut in 2019. … Every fight matters in our season format, so fans can expect to see action packed fights across six divisions.”
The PFL announced the first two rounds of signings for 2019 in March. Included in that mix was Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison in Round 1 of PFL’s 2019 roster reveal, and UFC vet Jordan Johnson in Round 2 of the reveal.
The PFL’s second season kicks off May 9 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The promotion recently struck a deal with ESPN that will see events broadcast stateside on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+, with TSN broadcasting events in Canada.
For more on the PFL’s upcoming schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.
News | MMA Junkie