The Professional Fighters League made its debut in 2018 with a format intended to feel familiar for sports fans as a way to bring a new audience to combat sports. There is a regular season with standings, then playoffs, and to cap it all off, the biggest hook of all: a $1 million payout to the champion of each weight division.


The PFL came into existence after a group of investors bought the World Series of Fighting promotion and rebranded it.


After two years of crowning champions, the 2020 PFL season was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 23, the PFL returns to action with six divisions and a slightly altered regular season format.


Ahead of the PFL's return to ESPN2 and ESPN+, here are some of the key things you'll need to know going into Season 3.