BOCA RATON, FLA. – Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) is joining forces with ESPN, Dr Pepper and Manscaped to bring the high-octane action of professional pillow fighting to ESPN’s annual Ocho event as PFC: Pillow Fight Championship Presented by Dr Pepper takes over ESPN8: The Ocho airwaves Aug. 4, LIVE at 10 PM EST on ESPN2.
PFC: Pillow Fight Championship Presented by Dr Pepper headlines the second night of 43 total hours of seldom-seen sports stepping into the spotlight on ESPN8: The Ocho. The annual event, inspired by the 2004 film Dodgeball, takes pride in showcasing innovative new sports and PFC fits in perfectly. PFC’s partnership with ESPN, Dr Pepper, and Manscaped represents a shared vision of bringing exceptional sports, competition and entertainment to viewers by embracing the unexpected.
“PFC is incredibly excited to join forces with Dr Pepper and Manscaped to present this special event on ESPN’s The Ocho,” said PFC CEO Steve WIlliams. “By partnering with Dr Pepper and Manscaped to bring PFC to ESPN8: The Ocho, we’re presenting the world with real, intense fights without the blood or broken bones for the The Ocho championship belts and a grand prize of $5,000.”
“PFC fights combine super intense fighter athleticism, spirited competition, and of course, our specialized, patent-pending PFC Combat Pillow that make a distinctive bang when it hits,” Williams continued. “Get ready to witness a remarkable display of skill, strategy, and adrenaline-pumping action for the title and the cash. The PFC fights will be combat unlike anything ever seen on ESPN.”
During PFC: Pillow Fight Championship Presented by Dr Pepper, viewers can expect to see top-rated professional PFC pillow fighters – each accomplished MMA fighters in their own right – demonstrating their agility, coordination, and endurance as they engage in fast-paced battles with the goal of being crowned The Ocho Champion as well as the Men’s PFC Champion. Competing in the men’s division is gifted Summerville, South Carolina native and Cane Bay High School’s own Brayden Helms. Brayden’s natural talent will pit him in a true David vs. Goliath battle that will showcase professional pillow fighting’s intense yet safe style of combat.
Other fighters include; Hauley Tillman, Reggie Newsome, Markus Perez, Jacob Diaz, Parker Appel, Jeffrey Simon, Leandro Apollo, Danilo Gurgel, Leo Carvalho, Terrell “TJ” Jenkins, and Turbo Turabi.
Finally, a new PFC US Women’s Champion will be crowned as seasoned PFC veteran Kendahl Voelker battles MMA World Champion “The German Tank” Julia Dorny.
Additional sponsors include BioLabs, Xcoin, and StingBox.
Mark your calendars for 10 PM EST Aug. 4 as PFC Pillow Fight Championship Presented by Dr Pepper takes over ESPN’s “The Ocho” for an unforgettable showcase of the unique sport. Check FightPFC.com and follow PFC on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter @FightPFC for up to date news on “The Ocho” festivities.
About Pillow Fight Championship
Pillow Fighting Championship (PFC) (www.fightpfc.com) is the world’s first professional international pillow fighting sports league. The fastest growing combat sport in the world, PFC’s trailblazing approach, innovative programming and strategic partnerships delivered over 2 billion video views in just our first six weeks. As the appeal of professional pillow fighting continues to reach new audiences, the sport has formed PFC-sponsored leagues in Brazil and Ghana. We leverage the powerful connection consumers have with sports, entertainment and technology with tactical programming that is turnkey for sponsor activation, fan engagement and unmatched reach among our Gen-Z & Millennial audience.
ACCRA, GHANA – The prestigious Ghana Pillow Fight Championship (PFC) Belt made its inaugural public appearance at the Accra Girls Senior High School during their Inter Houses Competition last Saturday. This significant event marked the first time the championship was unveiled in a public setting, underscoring the global reach and growing importance of PFC.
Mr. Emmanuel Olla William, President of the Ghana Pillow Fight Championship and CEO of One On One Foundation, in conjunction with Dreamland Sports Plus, expressed the significance of providing the public with an opportunity to witness the coveted belt firsthand. The display served to inspire and motivate participants, encouraging them to strive for victory.
To further raise awareness, a captivating float featuring the championship belt is scheduled to tour several regional capitals. This promotional campaign aims to generate excitement and anticipation leading up to the national competition, which will follow the regional events. In addition, Mr. William promised substantial rewards for the eventual winners, heightening the stakes and adding to the appeal of the championship.
Recognizing the vital role of Ghana’s youth, Mr. William stressed the importance of creating an enjoyable and thrilling competition. He affirmed that schools would be among the primary beneficiaries of this initiative, ensuring that they have ample opportunities to engage in the sport of Pillow Fighting.
“Our primary target is the youth, and we are committed to providing them with a fantastic competition filled with thrills and excitement,” stated Mr. William. “We guarantee that after the schools, communities will also have the chance to participate, allowing everyone to revel in the sport of Pillow Fighting.”
The Pillow Fight Championship continues to gain prominence not only within Ghana but also on an international scale. As the sport continues to captivate audiences worldwide, Ghana’s competition serves as a platform for young talent to shine and contributes to the overall development of the nation’s sporting landscape.