PFL have announced the weight classes, dates, venues and some of the athletes that are set to appear on the 2024 PFL Regular season.

The 2024 Season will span over six weight divisions and will not only feature PFL athletes but some familiar faces stepping across from the Bellator banner to try and work their way to the $1 million pay day.

The Regular season will kick off in San Antonio, Texas on Thursday April 4th, with the Heavyweights and Female Flyweights taking centre stage. In the heavyweight bracket, PFL 2022 champion Ante Delija returns to the Smart Cage in his pursuit of his second PFL title whilst Bellator Heavyweight Valentine Moldavvsky joins the mix of athletes looking to get their hands on the belt. One of PFL Europe’s biggest stars of 2023, Dakota Ditcheva, will now enter the main tournament and alongside her, will be former Bellator Flyweight Champion Liz Carmouche.

The next stop for the Regular Season will be just over a week later when Light Heavyweights and Lightweights descend on The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas on April 12th. 2023 PFL Light Heavyweight Champion Impa Kasanganay will try and claim back-to-back championships as he prepares for the 2024 Season. PFL Europe 2023 Champion Jakub Nedoh will step up into the regular season and former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis will compete under the PFL banner for the first time, in the tournament. Clay Collard only added to his ever-growing fanbase during his exciting contests in both the 2022 and 2023 Regular Season- ‘Cassius’ will be looking to continue this trend as he joins his third consecutive season. One of the most notable new names to be joining the PFL Season is the Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Patricky Pitbull.

The Wintrust Arena in Chicago will be the last destination for Regular Season on April 19th, when Welterweights and Featherweights looking to start their campaign with a bang. The unbeaten Magomed Umalatov will make his 6th walk to the Smart Cage in what will be a very interesting Weltweight bracket, not least with the addition of former Bellator Welterweight World Champion Andrey Koreshkov to the Regular Season. 2023 Champion Jesus Pinedo will renter the Regular Season following his withdrawal from the PFL vs Bellator: CHAMPS card as he looks to prove he is one of the best in the world at 145lbs, once more. Timur Khizriev will be hoping his 14 fight unbeaten streak continues as he becomes yet another athlete to pull on the PFL gloves instead of the Bellator ones, heading into 2024. 

Previewing the upcoming Regular Season, PFL CEO Peter Murray expressed his excitement. He said:

“The toughest test in MMA, The PFL Regular Season, just got tougher with the addition of stars from Bellator.”

“The PFL is excited to kick off the 2024 Regular Season in front of our great fans in San Antonio, Las Vegas and Chicago. This promises to be the biggest Regular Season in history, with the PFL heading to ten top markets around the country and distribution to 160 countries around the world.”

After the Regular Season wraps up, the four athletes who’ve accumulated the most points will then move onto the Playoffs, then the Championship final, with 6 mixed martial artists being crowned the 2024 PFL Champion and earn a cool $1 million in the process. The full roster, Playoff and Championship dates and locations will be released soon.