Major shifts are anticipated in the MMA world as the PFL has officially acquired Bellator. PFL founder Donn Davis announced the completion of the purchase, marking a potential game-changing moment for the entire MMA industry. However, this announcement has brought about new questions while laying some old ones to rest.
Later on Monday, Davis shed more light on the deal and what it entails during an interview with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. Here are seven major aspects of the PFL’s acquisition, as explained by Davis.
Origins of the PFL-Bellator deal
Cost of PFL’s acquisition of Bellator
PFL’s acquisition of Bellator raises questions about the latter’s worth. UFC CEO Dana White had questioned the value of acquiring Bellator in recent weeks. Interestingly, money was not the primary driver behind this acquisition, stated Davis.
Future of the Bellator brand
Bellator’s broadcasting future and PFL’s renewal with ESPN
Possible cuts from the Bellator roster
Possibility of Cris Cyborg vs. Kayla Harrison match
Potential for Bellator International Series uniforms similar to PFL
Bellator’s appearance is expected to undergo some changes, with Davis assuring enhancement in production quality and presentation. However, unlike PFL, there won’t be enforced uniforms.
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