The PFL has six weight classes, each with 10 fighters competing twice apiece during the regular season. The top four point earners in each division -- heavyweight, light heavyweight, welterweight, lightweight, men's featherweight and women's featherweight -- reach the playoffs.
Winning two playoff fights will earn one fighter in each of those six divisions the season's PFL championship -- and a $1 million payday.
The 2023 regular season ended on June 23, with the playoffs set to begin Aug. 4.
Here's how fighters earn their way to the playoffs: A win is worth 3 points, a draw is worth 1 and a loss is worth zero. Fighters also can earn bonus points for a stoppage (knockout, submission, disqualification), based on the round. A first-round stoppage is worth 3 bonus points, a second-round stoppage 2 and a third-round stoppage 1. In the case of a tie in the standings, the fighter with faster finishes places higher.
A walkover is the result of a fighter's opponent missing weight; the fighter who made weight still has the option to fight and earn bonus points, but is guaranteed at least 3 points for an automatic win. The fighter who misses weight will have 1 point deducted from the season total.
Note: A plus sign (+) indicates that a fighter has advanced to the playoffs (name also in bold). A hashtag (#) indicates that a fighter has lost a point for missing weight. An asterisk (*) indicates that a fighter has been disqualified from the season because of a drug-test failure or other suspension (name also in italics).
Here are the final 2023 standings: