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* Since this article was written, Svetlana Khautova has withdrawn from her main event with Kayla Harrison.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.