PFL NEWS

Kayla Harrison Clinches 3rd Straight PFL Championship Appearance with 1st Round Submission Victory

August 20, 2022

Main event time already!  2x reigning PFL Champion Kayla Harrison (14-0) returns to London where she became the first ever U.S. to win Olympic gold in Judo nearly 10 years ago to the day to take on Martina Jindrova (6-2) in our final PFL Semifinal...

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Brendan Loughnane Puts On a Counter Striking Clinic and Advances to His First PFL Championship

August 20, 2022

In our co-main event of the evening, bitter rivals Chris Wade (22-7) and Brendan Loughnane (23-4) clash in a #1 v. #4 seed semifinal matchup.  The only 4 time Semifinalist in PFL history, Long Island’s Wade looks to finally get over the hump this...

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Larissa Pacheho Clinches PFL Championship Berth with 5th Consecutive 1st Round Knockout

August 20, 2022

In our 1st Womens Lightweight Playoff bout, #1 seed Larissa Pacheco (17-4) looks to keep her dominant run going against #4 seed Olena Kolesnyk (7-4).  Pacheco has not lost a fight since losing the 2019 PFL Championship bout to 2x reigning world ch...

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Bubba Jenkins Makes a Statement with Dominant Submission Victory to Advance to PFL Championship

August 20, 2022

The PFL Featherweight Playoffs are officially underway as #2 seed Ryoji Kudo (11-3-1) takes on 2021 PFL Semifinalist and #3 seed Bubba Jenkins (18-5).  Despite losing his first bout of the season to Brendan Loughnane, Kudo secured the #2 seed with...

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Marcin Held Snaps His Losing Streak with His 15th Career Submission Victory

August 20, 2022

The final bout of PFL’s London tenure will see Marcin Held (27-9) take on Myles Price (11-9) in a Lightweight Showcase.  Two well decorated Europeans who have competed at the highest level all over the world, Held and Price are both seeking their...

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Abraham Bably Clinches PFL Europe Series Roster Spot

August 20, 2022

In the final 2023 PFL Europe Qualifier of the evening, 2 Heavyweights collide as Louie Sutherland (4-0) takes on Abraham Bably (1-0) in a battle of undefeated prospects both fighting out of London in front of their home crowd.  Though Bably may be...

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Magnus Iversen Earns 2023 PFL Europe Roster Spot with a Monstrous KO

August 20, 2022

The PFL Europe Qualifiers roll on as Tayo Odunjo (4-1) steps into the SmartCage with Magnus Iversen (2-0) in a Welterweight bout.  A former boxer, Odunjo has deceptive power and lightning quick hands.  Iversen meanwhile got his start in Muay Thai...

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Ali Taleb Punches His Ticket to 2023 PFL Europe Series

August 20, 2022

Following our main event, the action continues on ESPN+ as Ali Taleb (7-0) meets Darius Mafi (3-0) in a PFL Europe Qualifier bout with the winner securing a spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series.  With 6 of his 7 wins coming by stoppage, Taleb looks...

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Dakota Ditcheva Needs Under 1 Minute to Secure Her Spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series

August 20, 2022

In perhaps our most anticipated non-Playoff bout of the evening, 24 year old super prospect Dakota Ditcheva (5-0) takes on Hassna Jaber (4-1) in a 2023 PFL Europe Qualifier bout with the winner securing their spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series. Th...

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Simeon Powell Chops the Tree and Gets the Win in His Hometown via Leg Kick TKO

August 20, 2022

Kicking off the ESPN card, undefeated London native and 2022 PFL Challenger Series contract winner Simeon Powell (6-0) takes on a fellow undefeated up and comer in Joao Paulo Fagundes (7-0) in what promises to be an exciting affair. With 10 finish...

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Stuart Austin Gets His First PFL Win in Front of His Hometown Crowd

August 20, 2022

A London native, Stuart Austin (15-8) enters this fight looking for redemption following a tough 0-2 start to his PFL tenure. Always the hammer or the nail, Austin has finished all but 3 of his pro wins and has been finished in 7 of 8 losses. Acro...

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Alex Chizov Impresses in Every Facet in a Back and Forth Affair

August 20, 2022

We continue the action in London with a Lightweight Showcase bout between Omar Hussein (9-3) and Alex Chizov (9-1).  Continuing a theme of new nations in the SmartCage tonight, Hussein becomes the first Palestinian fighter to compete under the PFL...

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Zebenzei Ruiz Impresses as the First Spanish Fighter to Grace the SmartCage

August 20, 2022

The PFL Playoffs have landed in London for the Featherweights and Women's Lightweights! But before we get to Playoff action, we open with a Bantamweight Showcase bout between the first Spanish fighter to grace the PFL SmartCage Zebenzei Ruiz (10-3...

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Dilano Taylor Floors Rory MacDonald to Go From the Challenger Series to 2022 PFL Finalist

August 13, 2022

In our final PFL Playoff Semifinal of the evening, #1 seed “The Red King” Rory MacDonald (23-9-1) takes on late notice replacement and #5 seed Dilano Taylor (9-2).  The winner of this bout will face Sadibou Sy for the PFL Championship in November....

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Ante Delija Advances to 2nd Consecutive PFL Championship by Mauling Renan Ferreira

August 13, 2022

In one of our most anticipated bouts of the night, #2 seed and 2021 Finalist Ante Delija (21-5) looks to advance to his 2nd consecutive PFL Championship. Standing in his way is quite the obstacle in 6’8” Renan “La Problema” Ferreira (9-3).  A Mirk...

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Matheus Scheffel Dominates En Route to Clinching PFL Championship Appearance

August 13, 2022

In our first PFL Heavyweight Playoff bout, late replacement and #5 seed Juan Adams (10-4) meets another Playoff alternate in #5 seed Matheus Scheffel (16-8) in a clash of heavy hitters.  After Bruno Cappelozza and Denis Goltsov were both forced to...

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The 4th Time is the Charm for Sadibou Sy as he Clinches a PFL Championship Berth

August 13, 2022

In our first Playoff bout of the afternoon, #2 seed Sadibou Sy (11-6-2) takes on #3 seed Carlos Leal (17-3) to determine who will be competing for 1 million dollars and a PFL Championship!  This is no unfamiliar spot for Sy, a 3x PFL Semifinalist...

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Lee Chadwick Shines in a Heavyweight Brawl

August 13, 2022

Our final bout of the evening features no shortage of experience, as former Cage Warriors Champion Lee Chadwick (27-16-1) takes on Przemyslaw Mysiala (24-11-1). A Showcase bout that features a staggering 82 professional bouts and 43 finishes betwe...

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Will Fleury Impresses and Outstrikes Anthony Salamone by an 8-1 Margin to Qualify for the 2023 PFL Europe Series

August 13, 2022

Our next PFL Europe Qualifier bout features a pair of Middleweights making the jump to 205 in former UAE Warriors Middleweight Champion Will Fleury (10-3) and Anthony Salamone (7-0). Fleury, a teammate of Conor McGregor, fights for the first time...

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Radu Maxim Secures a Spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series

August 13, 2022

As the PFL Europe Qualifiers roll on, Vojto Barborik (13-2) takes on Radu Maxim (9-2) with a spot in the PFL Europe Series on the line! Barborik seeks to return to get back in the win column following a loss in his last bout that snapped an 11 fig...

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