One of the top seeds in the PFL’s welterweight playoffs has pulled out of his fight with an injury.
No. 2 seed Joao Zeferino (23-9) announced his injury on social media, and PFL officials confirmed it and announced his replacement. Abubakar Nurmagomedov (15-2) now will meet No. 7 Bojan Velickovic (16-7-1) in the opening round of the 170-pound bracket Saturday night at PFL 10.
PFL 10 takes place Saturday at St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook Watch.
“Unfortunately I wont be fighting this weekend in the @ProFightLeague playoffs due to injury,” Zeferino wrote. “Im upset because I was completely ready to win, but at the same time happy because I had 2 great wins in 6 weeks. I want to thank PFL and all of my fans. I’ll be back even better.”