Fabricio Werdum, Kayla Harrison Highlight PFL 3 On May 6
Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is set to make his debut with the Professional Fighters League in May.
Werdum will face Renan Ferreira in the main event of PFL 3 live on ESPN2. The bout is part of the heavyweight regular season that will culminate with the winner earning $1 million.
Along with Werdum vs. Ferreira, Kayla Harrison returns to the PFL cage. Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who is unbeaten in her MMA career, faces Mariana Morais in the lightweight regular season.
“PFL 3 is setting itself up to be a spectacular event for fans and fighters,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “The matchups showcase superior talent, and we can’t wait to watch it all unfold come May 6 on ESPN and ESPN+. We look forward to providing our fans with world-class MMA content, a revolutionary experience, and nonstop action all season long.”
Ali Isaev, the defending heavyweight champion, meets Hatef Moeil in another featured bout along with Genah Fabian taking on Laura Sanchez.
“As a league that takes enormous pride in its matchups and high-caliber talent, we can’t wait for PFL 3 on May 6,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “The heavyweights and women’s lightweights are sure to put on a show and we cannot wait to watch these matchups live in action.”
The 2021 PFL season begins on April 23 and continues through June.
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ESPN 2 Card
Fabricio Werdum vs. Renan Ferreira
Kayla Harrison vs. Mariana Morais
Ali Isaev vs. Hatef Moeil
Genah Fabian vs. Laura Sanchez
Mohammed Usman vs Brandon Sayles
Denis Goltsov vs. Justin Willis
Larissa Pacheco vs. Julija Pajic
Ante Delija vs. Bruno Cappelozza
Cindy Dandois vs. Kaitlin Young
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Taylor Guardado