Multi-year deal kicked off at Bellator Champions Series Paris

Takedown to create official Bellator fight kits specially designed for all Bellator
Champions Series Athletes

Official Bellator merchandise available now at Takedown Shop


NEW YORK (May 28, 2024) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced an expanded multi-year deal with Takedown, the global apparel brand authentic to the combat sports world, the official fighter performance apparel partner of Bellator.

Under the expanded deal, Takedown will create official Bellator fight kits for all Bellator Champions Series fighters specially designed for the PFL franchise.

“The Professional Fighters League is pleased to announce our elevated partnership with Takedown, the leader in combat sports apparel, to our world-class Bellator Champions Series fighters and ensure they are well-equipped with exceptional quality and design,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.

"Takedown is thrilled to partner with Bellator to elevate the look and feel of fighters in the cage and fans across the world,” said Dustin Kawa, Takedown Founder and CEO. “I've spent my entire life as an athlete, coach and entrepreneur dedicated to growing the combat space. Using Takedown's industry expertise and Bellator’s elite global platform this partnership will create a movement that will change the way the MMA world looks forever.”

PFL is the only organization in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship each year. The combined roster of PFL and Bellator boasts 30% of its fighters independently world-ranked in the top 25 of their respective weight-class. PFL has an expansive global vision for the sport and is building the “Champions League of MMA” with PFL Europe, PFL MENA, and more international leagues in development. PFL leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage, powering fight analytics, real-time betting, AI scoring, and a next-generation viewing experience. PFL is available on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S., DAZN in Canada and Europe and broadcast and streamed in 160 countries with 20 premium media distribution partners.

Professional Fighters League (PFL) is a global powerhouse in MMA and the fastest-growing sports league world-wide. PFL has five live fight franchises, offering year-round content: PFL League Season, PFL PPV Super Fights, PFL Challenger Series, PFL International Leagues, and Bellator. Founded in 2018, PFL is backed by major blue-chip investors including SRJ, Ares, Knighthead, Luxor Capital, Waverley Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and numerous NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS team owners. MMA is the growth sport business of this decade, with 650 million fans worldwide, the youngest audience demographic, and true global revenue streams.; Instagram (@PFLmma); Twitter (@PFLMMA); Facebook (/PFLmma)

Founded in 2006 in a wrestling gym, Takedown is a global apparel brand authentic and disruptive to the combat sports world. Featuring innovative and signature product designed with and favored by the world's top fighters, Takedown is a pioneer in the global combat apparel market with the world's #1 fight short.

The Takedown brand encompasses boldness, confidence, quality, unwavering drive and a winning mindset to fuel their commitment of providing exceptional performance apparel for fighters and fight fans alike. Instagram (@takedownshop)