The PFL has strengthened its executive roster with the addition of one of the most respected fighting figures from the UK, with Dan Hardy joining the organization as their first Head of Fighter Operations for PFL Europe.

Hardy joins the organization as they get set to launch their new European league, and “The Outlaw,” who was the first UK fighter to challenge for a major global MMA title, will oversee the wellbeing and development of fighters competing under the PFL Europe banner. He will also dovetail his work with the PFL’s global President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo, who he will assist in the matchmaking process.

In addition, Hardy will join the PFL Europe broadcast team, providing expert analysis and bout predictions.

“I’m excited to be taking on the role as Head of Fighter Operations for PFL Europe,” said Hardy, via press release.

“This will allow me to bring together the best MMA prospects from around the region, and give each of them an opportunity to establish themselves as world class talent.

“PFL Europe will bring stability to the opportunities available to European MMA athletes, and I’m honoured to be able to play a role in that process.”

“I’m thrilled to welcome Dan Hardy to the Professional Fighters League as the Head of Fighter Operations for PFL Europe ahead of start of our historic inaugural season on March 25 in Newcastle,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.

“PFL Europe is the first of many regional leagues we are creating to identify and develop the next generation of MMA stars as well as grow the sport around the world.

“Dan’s expertise gathered from his accomplished career and his eye for talent will be invaluable as we begin this exciting chapter in our company’s history.”