The PFL’s latest signing has a very familiar name and a family with a rich history of combat sports excellence, and now he’ll look to follow in those footsteps as he embarks on his MMA career.

Biaggio Ali Walsh is the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, and the 24-year-old Chicago-born fighter has signed terms with the PFL, and will make his debut on the biggest PFL night of the year, the 2022 PFL World Championship event in November.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Biaggio Ali Walsh to the Professional Fighters League,” said PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo.

“I look forward to working with Biaggio and his team as he continues to grow in MMA. Biaggio has a world of talent that he will develop right here in the PFL.”

Ali Walsh started out in football, where he was a running back for Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School. He started his university tenure at the University of California before eventually transferring to UNLV in Las Vegas. During that time he kicked off his MMA training at Xtreme Couture.

Ali Walsh has two amateur fights on his record, with one win and one loss. And his signing with the PFL will see him developed under the banner of a major global promotion as he prepares to make the jump from amateur to professional MMA in the future.

“I want to thank Professional Fighters League for their support and confidence in me. I can’t wait to enter the PFL SmartCage,” said Ali Walsh.

“I have a legacy to live up to, a legacy that my grandfather began, that my brother and I continue, I chose to continue that legacy here in the Professional Fighters League. My one and only goal is to one day become a PFL world champion.”

“The Professional Fighters League is committed to growing the league and the sport of MMA, it is incumbent upon us to look for the future stars of our sport, we have found one of those stars in Biaggio,” said Professional Fighters League CEO, Peter Murray.

“We are excited to watch Biaggio’s journey from amateur to professional on the world stage with the PFL.”