Welterweights Hit Stage For PFL Challenger Series 2
The second episode of the PFL Challenger Series live on Fubo Sports Network will feature fighters in the welterweight division.
Welterweights will shine on PFL Challenger Series on February 25.
The episode will air live on Fubo Sports Network through fuboTV.
The PFL Challenger Series debuts the week prior. The events take place from Universal Studios in Orlando, airing at 9 p.m. ET.
“Welterweight is always one of the most exciting divisions in the league,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of PFL. “I cannot wait to see what these unbelievably talented and hungry fighters bring to the SmartCage, whoever wins the contract out of this deep group will have earned it.”
Top Jordanian prospect Jarrah Al Silawi headlines the talented crop of welterweights poised to square off with a career altering opportunity on the line. Al Silawi (16-3) is the BRAVE CF super welterweight champion. He comes into the league having won 11 out of 12 fights.Mark Martin, a highly decorated collegiate wrestler from Ohio State University, another highly regarded fighter and three time NCAA qualifier, is riding a six fight winning streak heading into the PFL Challenger Series. Grappling fans will know Lucas Barbosa, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will begin his transition to MMA when he steps back into the cage for the first time in almost 10 years. At just 29 years of age, “Hulk” is an intriguing crossover star who is looking to establish himself as a top MMA fighter. Barbosa is 2-1 in his three fights. Another Brazilian, Carlos Leal (14-3), a 17-fight veteran, is the LFA welterweight champion and a legitimate threat to anyone when he steps inside the cage. Americans Dilano Taylor (7-1), Michael Lilly (7-6) and Troy Green (4-1) will be joined by Haiti’s Socrates Pierre (12-6) to round out the welterweight slate.