After turning pro in 2016, Alex Chizov won 10 of his first 11 contests, which included seven finishes. He made his PFL debut during the 2022 PFL Playoffs, scoring a second-round submission of Omar Hussein. Chizov competed in the PFL Europe season last year, advancing to the playoffs but missing out on the opportunity after missing weight.


Daniele Scatizzi made his pro debut in 2013 at just 20 years old, competing on the regular circuit, most notably in Italy, before signing with Bellator in 2019. A judo specialist, Scatizzi has trained at the famed SBG Gym in Ireland. After going 4-3 in Bellator, Scatizzi was scheduled to make his PFL debut in December at the PFL Europe Championship event, but his bout was scrapped after his opponent missed weight.


Who will be the first lightweight to score a win in the 2024 PFL Europe regular season?



Round 1


Chizov with a front kick and a right hand to start. Chizov misses with a high kick but lands a low one. Scatizzi lands a low kick of his own. Chizov is trying to come forward. Scatizzi tries for a high kick, but Chizov grabs it and scores a takedown. Scatizzi throws up his guard. Chizov lands a couple of strong legs and starts to move Scatizzi toward the fence. Chizov transitions into half-guard and looks for a D’Arce choke. Scatizzi looks for a sweep and grabs a hold of Chizov’s ankle, looking for a leg lock. Scatizzi, however, maintains his grip in a roll attempt and goes from an outside heel hook into an inside heel hook! And he gets the finish!



Daniele Scatizzi gave a big answer to Chizov’s strong start, and it punched his ticket to the next round!





Daniele Scatizzi def. Alex Chizov via first-round submission (heel hook, 1:59)