KEY POINTS

  • PFL prepares for an exciting playoffs with several fighters looking to make history
  • 2021 PFL Playoffs is slated to kick off on August 13
  • Kayla Harrison, Natan Schulte and Ray Cooper III lead PFL playoff cast

The 2021 regular season of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) has been nothing short of incredible, with a handful of stellar debuts, stunning moments, and scintillating mixed martial arts (MMA) action.

Now, PFL heads into the next--and arguably even more exciting--part of the season: the playoffs.

The regular season set the stage for this year’s postseason, which features some new faces as well as some former champions looking to repeat history.

When the 2021 PFL Playoffs begin on August 13th at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, there will be even more eyes on the league as it recently revealed that the coming events will be simulcasted on ESPN’s linear broadcast, as well as via ESPN+.

This move stemmed from the undeniable success of the recently-concluded PFL 2021 regular season, which in turn generated even more demand for the promotion's content.

As a result, ESPN decided to double down on providing fans avenues to watch PFL.

August will be PFL’s most exciting month, as an already-eventful 2021 season kicks into an even higher gear, with three "Win-or-Go Home" events lined up to highlight the 2021 PFL Playoffs.

The playoffs will take place on August 13th, 19th, and 27th. All three cards will air live on ESPN networks and streaming platforms.

This year’s postseason features four of the best fighters from each of the league’s six weight divisions, fighting for a spot in the finale and a chance to compete for the right to be called 2021 PFL World Champion, as well as a million-dollar grand prize.

PFL Playoffs 2021 The PFL gears up for the 2021 Playoffs with several fighters looking to make history. Photo: PFL photo release

Former champions such a women’s lightweight star Kayla Harrison, two-time lightweight king Natan Schulte, and welterweight standout Ray Cooper III, as well as newcomers such as Rory MacDonald, Clay Collard, Cezar Ferreira and Antonio Carlos Junior make up what’s sure to be an exciting playoff cast.

At the end of the season, only six fighters will be left standing tall, hoisting a shiny new PFL world championship and a million-dollar purse.