The PFL Announces First Three Events Of 2019

The new Professional Fighters League (PFL) season is set to get underway this Thursday. And ahead of the start of their second season, the PFL has announced the revised full line up for the first three events.

PFL 1 – May 9

* Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard

Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka

Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier

Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud

Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic

Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel

Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca

Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis

 * Moriel Charneski vs. Roberta Samad

* Since this article was written, Svetlana Khautova has withdrawn from her main event with Kayla Harrison. As a result, Larissa Pacheco has replaced Khautova. And Moriel Charneski has replaced Pacheco against Roberta Samad.

PFL 2 – May 23

Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin

Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews

Andre Harrison vs. TBD

Ramsey Nijem vs. Ronys Torres

Akhmed Aliev vs. Carlao Silva

Alexandre Almeida vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino

Islam Mamedov vs. Ylies Djiroun

Rashid Magomedov vs. Loik Radzhabov

Natan Schulte vs. Bao Yincang

Alexandre Bezerra vs. Jeremy Kennedy

Damon Jackson vs. Movlid Khaybulaev

Steven Siler vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov

PFL 3 – June 6

Philipe Lins vs. Satoshi Ishii

Kelvin Tiller vs. Muhammed Dereese

Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson

Valdrin Istrefi vs. Ali Isaev

Rakim Cleveland vs. Viktor Nemkov

Ronny Markes vs. Sigi Pesaleli

Rashid Yusupov vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin

Alex Nicholson vs. Francimar Barroso

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Emiliano Sordi

Dan Spohn vs. Bozigit Ataev

Jared Rosholt vs. Denis Goltsov

Ben Edwards vs. Ante Delija


All three events will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island, New York.

The PFL has a completely unique format. Competitors gain points for wins and can earn bonus points for early finishes. The fighters with the most points at the end of the season move on to the playoffs.

The playoffs will begin on October 11th and the PFL Championship finals will go down on New Year’s Eve. The winner of each tournament will win $1 million.

Ahead of the second season getting underway, Randy Couture previewed the new season, whilst on The Ariel Helwani Show.


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