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GEA Chairman unveils thrilling plans for upcoming Riyadh Season event

Riyadh, January 17, 2023, The Chairman of the Board of Directors for the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh, has revealed exciting plans for the upcoming "Riyadh Season." On February 24, the Kingdom Arena will play host to a groundbreaking event – the PFL Champions vs Bellator Champions, where elite mixed martial arts (MMA) competitors from the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will face off against Bellator champions.

Al Al-Sheikh expressed his enthusiasm for this unprecedented event, stating, "We are pleased to host this unprecedented event in Riyadh Season, which will witness super thrilling confrontations and open new horizons in martial arts, as the PFL Champions vs Bellator Champions is the world’s largest show of its kind."

The inaugural fight card boasts four co-main fights featuring current PFL Champions against current Bellator Champions. Additionally, two captivating matchups will showcase previous PFL title challengers against former Bellator title challengers. Fans worldwide can catch all the action on the live sports streaming service, DAZN.

Notably, the PFL PPV Super Fight event will showcase seven matchups featuring current and former champions, as well as title challengers from both PFL and Bellator. This exciting event will be available on DAZN and ESPN+PPV, commencing at 11:00 pm Riyadh time. Three main shows are also set to captivate audiences during the preliminary streaming of the main fights, available on ESPN+ and ESPNEWS platforms starting from 8:00 pm Riyadh time.

PFL CEO Peter Murray expressed the federation's pride in bringing world champions to Riyadh Season for the first-ever PFL PPV Super Fight mega-global event. Murray believes that the PFL Champions versus Bellator Champions event is a game-changer for both fighters and fans alike. He extended gratitude to Al Al-Sheikh for providing this incredible opportunity to foster MMA growth in the Kingdom and globally.

DAZN Group CEO Shay Segev expressed delight in partnering once again with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Riyadh Season for the PFL Champions vs Champions event. He highlighted the PFL as one of the most exciting and innovative sports brands, emphasizing that this event will undoubtedly create a night to remember for fans.

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