NEW YORK (August 19, 2021) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced a partnership with VersusGame, a mobile platform where users can profit off pop culture predictions and events through interactive, user-generated games, to deliver a new category in the gaming economy to MMA fans. The partnership’s games are now live and will be available for the two-remaining 2021 PFL semifinal events on August 19 and 27 airing live in primetime across ESPN networks and streaming platforms.
PFL has launched new channels on the platform with regular live games featured around PFL events and content that will allow fans to capitalize on their knowledge of the league and the sport of MMA. Users will be able to challenge PFL fighters and commentators – including Hall of Famer and legendary fighter Randy Couture and popular MMA personality Kenny Florian – on the app, which can be accessed in the iOS App Store and at VersusGame.com. Games will include opportunities to predict outcomes such as “Who will make it to the championship?” between Kayla Harrison and Genah Fabian.
“As PFL continues its thrilling playoff slate with two more win-or-go-home events, we’re excited to partner with an innovative company like VersusGame who shares our commitment to deliver unique fan engagement experiences,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “Fans can take advantage of the new products immediately with our women’s lightweight and heavyweight semifinal event tonight, live in primetime on ESPN and the network’s streaming platforms.”
“At VersusGame, we partner with companies and organizations that prioritize their community, and as one of the fastest growing sports leagues, the PFL has proven their commitment to doing just that, says John Vitti, CEO of VersusGame. An innovative leader in the sports and MMA world, the PFL is the perfect partner for us at VersusGame, as we continue to strive towards being the most innovative and impactful product on the market for consumers. With PFL bringing high quality exclusive content to users on our platform, we are so excited for fans to experience, play along and monetize on PFL fights and initiatives! We couldn’t be more excited about this new collaboration!”.
PFL kicked off its 2021 Playoffs last week with the final four fighters from across both the welterweight and lightweight divisions putting on a thrilling showcase at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The action continues tonight at 6 pm ET on ESPN and streaming platforms as Harrison, the 2019 PFL Champion, begins her postseason journey against Fabian as the women’s lightweight and heavyweight action is set to hit the PFL SmartCage. The final PFL Playoff will feature the top-four fighters across the featherweight and light heavyweight divisions, airing live on ESPN2 on Friday, August 27.
Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA 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 Anheuser-Busch InBev, Geico, DraftKings, Bose, CarParts.com, BetMGM, Air Force Reserve, US Marines, Acronis, Upper Deck and others, the PFL continues to accelerate its global expansion.