Well, it’s finally here as another year has come and gone.

So—what are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

Please, keep your answers clean. I’ve got family who read my stuff.

For some, New Year’s Eve includes watching bowl games in college football or watching the annual New Year’s marathon of The Twilight Zone episodes on the Syfy Channel.

Others prefer a quiet evening at home as they stay up late to watch the ball drop from New York City on live TV, while still others go out and enjoy a local party in their own community.

Besides the ball drop on Tuesday night, there’ll be an even bigger celebration inside the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in NYC as the PFL holds its second annual championship event, PFL 10.

New Year’s Eve and the PFL have become synonymous in recent years, as this is the third year out of the last four that the PFL has held a New Year’s Eve event, dating back to its penultimate show under the World Series of Fighting umbrella in 2016.

Action will be shown live at 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST on ESPN2 on Tuesday, featuring a seven-fight card.

In total, $6 million in prize money will be awarded to the champions this New Year’s Eve ($1 million to each champion.)

As you are probably aware by now, there’s been one alteration to the championship lineup for this week’s event, as Daniel Pineda had his suspension for a positive drug test extended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Dec. 18.

The ban was subsequently acknowledged by the New York State Athletic Commission, who will oversee the PFL championship show.

Lance Palmer will instead fight playoff alternate Alex Gilpin (14-3) for the PFL Featherweight belt on Tuesday night.

Contender Comparison:

Heading into the new Featherweight title fight, Alex Gilpin is the taller combatant at 5-foot-7, one inch taller than defending champion Lance Palmer’s 5-foot-6 frame.

Champion Palmer has posted a record of 5-0 in his last five fights, clinching his place in Tuesday’s title bout with successive unanimous decision victories in PFL 8 on Oct. 17, defeating playoff alternate Alexandre Almeida in the quarterfinal before upending then-No. 4 seed Gilpin in the semifinal.

Gilpin has gone 3-2 in his last five contests, including a second-round submission (ninja choke) against No. 5 seed Andre Harrison in the Oct. 17 quarterfinal.

The Tale of the Tape:

Tapology shows that Alex Gilpin has a three-inch reach advantage (72 inches to 69 inches) over Lance Palmer heading into this title contest.

Prediction: Lance Palmer by first-round knockout.

Aside from the championship fights (no other alterations have been made to this card as of this writing- Dec. 28, 2019), there’s a Featherweight showcase fight taking place as part of the show.

18-3 Brendan Loughnane will fight 11-4 David Valente in a three-round contest.

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Card: Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST, 4 p.m. PST, ESPN2

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My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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Content Creator at Armchair MMA , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC.
My name is Drew Zuhosky and I’m the MMA writer here at Armchair All-Americans. I’ve been an MMA fan for the better part of the last decade and I always make time to watch the fights. Whether it’s a Saturday night pay-per-view, an online exclusive, or a cable broadcast, there’s one certainty: Somewhere in my house, the TV will be on and I’ll be yelling at it. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy my articles on MMA. I pledge to you that my articles will be knockouts, not judges’ decisions. (Everybody hates judges’ decisions, anyway because there’s a chance for the element of human error involved in the outcome.) In any event, please check back to see what I have for you in terms of MMA material. Let’s get going.
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