Chelsea Hackett made her name in the world of Muay Thai, holding a 16-4-3 record and capturing world championships in that discipline, before transitioning to MMA full time in 2019. The 24-year-old has won four of her last five fights, though she had a near three-year layoff between MMA bouts. After visa issues kept her from competing in the 2023 PFL Challenger Series, Hackett made her PFL debut in a showcase bout during the playoffs, submitting Ky Bennett.


Jena Bishop, meanwhile, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, holding a third-degree black belt in the discipline. Bishop, in fact, won an IBJJF No-Gi world championship in 2017. She is currently 6-0 in professional MMA since making her debut in 2021, with three of her victories coming by submission. Bishop, who trains alongside the likes of Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Angela Hill, competed in Bellator in her two most recent fights, defeating Elina Kallionidou at Bellator 291 and Ilara Joanne at Bellator 300.


This fight will mark the first official fight in the PFL’s regular-season bouts – and it marks the first regular-season women’s flyweight bout in PFL history! Who will get the win here?



Round 1


Hackett moving around on the outside. Hackett fires off a small combination, while Bishop throws a left hand. Bishop appears to be looking for a takedown. Bishop fires off a combination and gets a hold of Hackett, climbing onto her back. Bishop fires off a few left-hand combinations to the head of Hackett. After some more combinations, Bishop manages to get Hackett to the ground. Bishop is looking for a choke, but Hackett is fighting off the hands and protecting her neck.


Bishop has a body triangle locked in and lands several ground strikes, trying to get the neck open. Bishop landing upstairs with both hands now, trying to soften Hackett up as she stays on Hackett’s back. Hackett gets out of Bishop’s grasp and turns over, getting into Bishop’s guard. Bishop tries to isolate an arm. Hackett picks Bishop up and goes for a slam – but that was the wrong move! Bishop manages to lock up the arm and score the armbar submission!



A HUGE start to the women’s flyweight season for Jena Bishop!





Jena Bishop defeats Chelsea Hackett by 1st round submission (armbar, 4:15), earning 6 points in the Women’s Flyweight Division.