The Professional Fighters League (PFL), stepping into the ring as the fastest-growing and most innovative force in combat sports, has landed a big punch with the signing of Super Middleweight boxing world champion Savannah Marshall. Recognized as one of the hardest hitters and most accomplished women’s combat sports athletes, Marshall has dazzled more than two million fans, with her bout against Claressa Shields in October 2022 setting the record as the most-watched women’s professional boxing event ever.

Marshall is now lacing up her gloves to begin her MMA career inside the PFL SmartCage, where she’ll trade jabs with the world’s most formidable female fighters. This roster includes two-time Olympic gold medalists Kayla Harrison and Claressa Shields, PFL World Champion Larissa Pacheco, and Amanda Serrano. T

Extending a hearty welcome to two-time boxing world champion Savannah Marshall, PFL CEO Peter Murray declared, “It’s an exciting time for PFL as we officially launch PFLW, and the addition of Savannah Marshall strengthens the best global roster of women in combat sports. PFLW is committed to the empowerment and equality of all female athletes and provides a dedicated platform for women to become PFL MMA champions.”

“I am thrilled to begin my journey in MMA with The Professional Fighters League,” said Savannah Marshall. “I am proud to join the most talented female combat sports athletes in the world and continue to raise the profile of women in sports through PFLW.” Paraphrased: Savannah Marshall stated, “Starting my MMA journey with The Professional Fighters League is exhilarating. I take great pride in aligning myself with the world’s most skilled female combat sports athletes, and I’m eager to contribute to elevating the status of women in sports via PFLW.”

With the creation of PFLW, the Professional Fighters League has renewed its vow to fight for empowerment and equality for women in combat sports, promising a level playing field both inside and outside the PFL SmartCage.

The action doesn’t stop there, with the 2023 PFL Playoffs continuing live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday, August 23, airing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.

The PFL’s standing as the #1 fastest-growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company globally is a testament to its commitment to the sport. With a unique sports-season format that includes a regular season, playoffs, and championship, the PFL follows a “win and advance” meritocracy akin to major sports leagues. Drawing fighters from over 20 countries, 25% of PFL athletes rank in the top 25 of their weight class.