Daniel Gallemore (7-4) discusses his heavyweight tournament matchup against Francimar Barroso (19-7) for PFL on June 7.
‘Big Kansas’ also talks about having to alter his training camp for the tournament, what he would do if he won the 1 million dollar prize and why he hates outdoor shows.
Interview with Daniel Gallemore below:
Last week the PFL unveiled its formidable roster of 72 fighters from 13 countries and the league’s official 11 event, 126 fight schedule. The first PFL regular season event will be held on June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Gallemore’s fight will be on that card.
The 2018 PFL season will feature 126 fights in seven regular-season events, a bracket-style ”win or go home” playoff, and a $10 million post-season prize pool—the largest tournament prize pool in the history of MMA. The season will begin with 12 athletes in each of six different weight-classes. Eight fighters from each class will earn their way into the playoff round, and one fighter in each division will earn the title of champion.
All competitors will have to win two fights in one evening during the playoff round to advance to the championship event. Six fighters will take home a 2018 PFL championship belt and a $1 million purse.
The 2018 PFL season kicks off June 7th at Madison Square Garden. PFL1-7 events of the regular season, playoff events and the championship event are scheduled as follows:
Thursday, June 21: Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
Thursday, July 5: GWU Smith Center, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, July 19: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 2: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY
Thursday, August 16: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Thursday, August 30: Ocean Resort Casino, Atlantic City, NJ
Friday, October 5: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 13: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Saturday, October 20: Playoff Event (Venue and City TBA)
Monday, December 31: Championship Event (Venue and City TBA)
Tickets for the June 7th PFL1 regular season event at Madison Square Garden in New York go on sale Wednesday, April 18th, at www.PFLmma.com.
Covering MMA since 2008, James Lynch is a freelance MMA journalist for MyMMANews and other notable outlets. He’s also a commentator for Rise Fighting Championships. Follow him on Twitter/Instagram @LynchOnSports