Professional Fighters League (PFL) has revealed its roster for Season 2.
Professional Fighters League (PFL) is returning for Season 2 and it has already revealed the first of many fighters competing this year.
On March 5, the promotion took to Twitter and announced the names of nine fighters, five current champions and four semifinalists from Season 1, who will make their return to the PFL cage.
The champions returning are: Philipe Lins at heavyweight, Louis Taylor at middleweight, Magomed Magomedkerimov at welterweight, Natan Schulte at lightweight and Lance Palmer at featherweight.
It should be noted that there will be no middleweight division during this season, meaning Taylor will move down in weight and fight at 170 pounds. If Taylor wins the welterweight title, he becomes the first double champion in the history of the promotion.
The semifinalists returning are: Vinny Magalhaes at light heavyweight, Ray Cooper III at welterweight, Rashid Magomedov at lightweight and Steven Siler at featherweight.
Magalhaes is competing for the now vacated light heavyweight title, which was won by Sean O’Connell in 2018.
Also, instead of middleweight, PFL has opted to put on a women’s lightweight tournament, headed by breakout star and judo world champion, Kayla Harrison. Harrison last competed at PFL11, where she defeated Moriel Charneski by first-round TKO and extended her undefeated record to 3-0. At this time, the names of the other women participating in the tournament has yet to be revealed.
As usual, PFL will host ten events over the course of four months. Sixteen fighters from each weight class will compete in several fights, trying to accumulate points during the regular season. The 8 fighters with the most points will advance to the playoffs and attempt to make their way to the finals. The winners of each tournament win a grand prize of $1 million and a PFL championship.
Season 2 of PFL begins on Thursday, May 9, 2019 and can be seen on ESPN+, ESPN 2 and ESPN Deportes. For more information regarding PFL, stay tuned to FanSided MMA for updates and breaking news.