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PFL makes Paul Hughes signing official

After an early announcement from the promotion’s president Friday, the PFL has made a marquee free agent signing official.

The promotion has signed high light-weight prospect Paul Hughes (11-1), a 27-year-old who has been a standout for Cage Warriors. PFL president Ray Sefo let leak a tidbit of the information after the promotion’s Friday card in Chicago, and Sunday the corporate made it official.

“I’m completely ecstatic to signal with the PFL,” Hughes mentioned in a information launch. “The common season format, in my eyes, is the final word type of MMA competitors and is for the final word prize of $1 million. I’m able to show that I’m one of the best light-weight on the planet.”

Hughes, born in Australia, fights out of Northern Eire. Of his 11 wins, eight have been stoppages, together with 5 knockouts. Eaerlier this month, he completed Fabiano Silva at Cage Warriors 170 for his fifth straight win.

“Skilled Fighters League is at all times going to be within the combine relating to the free company market, and this was definitely the case with Paul Hughes – somebody now we have had our eye on for fairly a while,” PFL CEO Peter Murray mentioned within the launch. “I’m wanting ahead to seeing Paul proceed his journey with PFL in large fights that proceed to check his abilities.”

Hughes was Cage Warriors’ featherweight champion, however vacated the belt and moved to light-weight in 2023, the place he has gone 2-0. Following his TKO win at Cage Warriors 170, Hughes introduced his free company and intention to signal with a serious promotion.

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