PFL EUROPE ANNOUNCES PARIS EVENT SELL OUT 

Cedric “The Best” Doumbe headlines against Baissangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov

Abdoul “Lazy King” Abdouraguimov squares off against Jack Grant in co-main event

All PFL Europe events will be streamed live on DAZN

Paris (March 7th, 2024) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, announced tickets for the PFL Europe Paris event this Thursday, March 7 at Accor Arena have sold out. The event will be broadcast live at 5 p.m. CET in France and throughout Europe on DAZN at the global sports streaming platform. To celebrate the launch of the 2024 PFL Europe season, the last five bouts of the event will be available to stream live in the U.S. on PFLmma.com and PFL’s YouTube Channel.

A raucous crowd will be on hand to witness the return of Cedric “The Best” Doumbe (5-0) as he takes on Baissangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov (8-0) in a Welterweight main event. The co-main event features former two-weight ARES FC champion Abdoul “The Lazy King” Abdouraguimov (17-1) facing Jack Grant (19-7).

“PFL is excited to launch the 2024 PFL Europe season this Thursday night in Paris in front of a sold out crowd at Accor Arena,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “The Professional Fighters League provides the best MMA action in the world and we look forward to having fighters from 15 countries across Europe competing in the 2024 PFL Europe Paris card.”

Doumbe returns following a memorable nine-second knockout of Jordan Zebo at the Zenith Arena in Paris on 30th September, a crowd voted number one MMA crowd of 2023. The fight sent shockwaves throughout the world of MMA, as the French superstar put the sport on notice that he was the next global superstar. Now, in front of a sold-out, high-energy crowd at the Accor Arena, Doumbe has the opportunity to further cement his position at the top of the MMA world when he meets Chamsoudinov.

Complete PFL Europe Paris Card – March 7 at Accor Arena – Live on DAZN at 5 pm CET

Welterweight Main Event: Cedric Doumbe (5-0) vs. Baissangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov (8-0)

Welterweight Co-Main Event: Abdoul Abdouraguimov (17-1) vs. Jack Grant (19-7)

Welterweight Season Bout: Ibrahim Mane (13-4) vs. Chequina Noso Pedro (8-3)

Lightweight Season Bout: Yazid Chouchane (10-4) vs. Ignacio Capella (7-1)

Lightweight Season Bout: Jakub Kaszuba (11-0) vs. Kane Mousah (14-5)

Welterweight Season Bout: Yassin Najid (9-4) vs. Daniele Miceli (11-5)

Heavyweight Bout: Mickael Groguhe (3-0) vs. Islem Masraf (2-0)

Lightweight Bout: Patrick Habirora (1-0) vs. Claudio Pacella (3-1)

Welterweight Season Bout: Marian Dimitrov (10-3) vs. Erhan Kartal (11-2)

Lightweight Season Bout: Connor Hughes (8-1) vs. Anatolij Baal (10-3-1)

Lightweight Season Bout: Alex Chizov (10-2) vs. Daniele Scatizzi ()

Welterweight Season Bout: Tomasz Łangowski (6-4) vs. Florim Zendeli (7-1-1)

Lightweight Bout: Mark Ewen (5-0) vs. Andreeas Binder (8-2, 1 NC)

Middleweight Bout: Younes Najid (6-5) vs. Kevin Del (4-7-1)

The 2024 PFL Europe Season begins in Paris this Thursday, before returning to where it all started in Newcastle Upon-Tyne at Utilita Arena on June 8, and moving on to new territory in Glasgow for a huge night of playoff action at OVO Hydro on September 28. The season will conclude with an epic Championship event at a venue to be confirmed.

PFL is the only organization in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year. The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight class, the same percentage as UFC. PFL has an expansive global vision for the sport and is building the “Champions League of MMA” with PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and more international leagues in development. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage, powering fight analytics, real-time betting, AI scoring, and a next-generation viewing experience. PFL is primetime on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S. and is broadcast and streamed in 150 countries with 20 premium media distribution partners.

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