Bellator has been formally acquired by the PFL. Donn Davis of the PFL announced that Bellator was now owned by a brand new company. This puts an end months of uncertainty for Bellator fans.
In a post on November 20
Although the UFC hasn’t had a particularly poor year by any means in 2023, its competition has garnered more attention in the past 12 months than it has in a while. The PFL has announced that they have acquired Bellator. This is an exciting time for the mixed-martial arts scene.
DealStreetAsia recently reported that ONE Championship, a key sponsor of the promotion, has asked the Qatar Investment Authority for further cash.
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Bellator Once Seen As The Closest Competitor Of UFC Now Merges With PFL
Bellator has been formally acquired by the PFL. Donn Davis, the founder of PFL, has announced that Bellator now belongs to a new company. This puts an end months of uncertainty for Bellator fans.
In a Facebook post on November 20th, Davis confirmed this information.
Davis, who has not revealed much at this point, made reference to an upcoming promotional “mega event” in 2024 where PFL champions would face Bellator champions.
This means, as with Strikeforce and the UFC’s fighters, Bellator will be included within the PFL’s rankings.
After PFL 10, on Friday, November 24th, when six new PFL champs will be crowned at the 2023 finals in Las Vegas, matchups among champions will have to be determined.
The PFL is known for its weightless “superfight” category. Francis Ngannou, Jake Paul and other well-known fighters are the most prominent figures in this division.
The PFL is quickly assembling a strong team and, with its amazing group of up and coming talent, unlimited cash, and growing popularity, it is well positioned to make a big impact by 2024.