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Ocean Resort Casino to Host Professional Fighters League

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – JULY 11, 2018 — Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City’s iconic beachfront destination, announced today the Professional Fighters League (PFL) will host the first two events held at Ovation Hall when the game-changing MMA league visits Atlantic City on Thursday, August 16, 2018 and again on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Tickets for these final two matches of the Professional Fighters League regular season will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 13 and can be purchased via or by calling 800-745-3000.

The Professional Fighters League presents a format that is a first for world-class MMA, where 72 individuals athletes in six weight classes compete in a regular season, then a “win-or-go-home” post-season, and culminating with six championship bouts featuring a $10 million prize pool.

“As the first ever events to be hosted at the newly opened Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, MMA fans will experience the intense action and excitement PFL fighters bring to every competition first-hand, said Carlos Silva, League President of PFL. “With the playoff spots up for grabs at PFL6 and PFL7 the competition will be fierce.”

“Ocean Resort Casino is proud to host the PFL as they close out their exciting regular season with two dates featuring an intense brand of action,” said AC Ocean Walk, LLC Chairman Bruce Deifik. “We strive to provide a wide range of sports and entertainment options at Ocean Resort Casino and we have no doubt the PFL will deliver a first-class event for MMA fans.”

“Atlantic City is thrilled to host the Professional Fighter’s League on August 16th and August 30th at the new Ocean Resort Casino,” said Atlantic City Mayor Frank M. Gilliam, Jr. “Come to Ocean Resort Casino’s first event featuring the Professional Fighters League, take a walk on the newly opened section of the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk, and enjoy all that a summer in Atlantic City has to offer.”

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The Professional Fighters League presents MMA for the first time in the sport format where individuals compete in a regular season, “win-or-go-home” post-season, and championship. Co-founded by Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey, and Mark Leschly, the Professional Fighters League is backed by an ownership group of sports, media, and business titans. The PFL 2018 Season has 72 fighters in six weight-classes, competing in the regular season on Thursday nights in June, July, and August. The top eight in each weight-class face off in single-elimination playoff fights on Saturday nights in October and the PFL season concludes December 31 with six championship bouts back-to-back with a $10 million prize pool. Watch the entire PFL season action beginning June 7 live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN), Facebook Watch, and For more visit


The iconic Ocean Resort Casino sits on the New Jersey Boardwalk and is the tallest building in Atlantic City, offering unparalleled ocean views from each of its 1,399 guest rooms and suites. Situated on 20 acres, Ocean Resort Casino is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt Portfolio and features a 32,000 square foot on-site Exhale spa, a 140,000 square foot gaming floor, a state-of-the-art sports book in partnership with William Hill, six swimming pools, expansive meeting and convention space, and distinctive dining and entertainment options. Additionally, Ocean Resort Casino offers an industry-leading loyalty program, Ocean Premier, that provides guests at all tiers with valuable incentives and benefits. Ocean Resort Casino is owned and operated by AC Ocean Walk, LLC.


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Michael Preston

Executive Director of Public Relations | office: 609.783.8774