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Lightweights, Light Heavyweights On Tab For PFL Season Debut

The 2022 PFL regular season debut will feature lightweights and light heavyweights live on ESPN.

PFL 1 takes place April 20 from the Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas. The card airs live on ESPN, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes and around the world on premium providers. 

Reigning lightweight champion Raush Manfio meets Don Madge in the headline bout. 

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis seeks a better start to his season when he faces the debuting Myles Price. Also, 2021 PFL light heavyweight champion Antonio Carlos Junior battles Delan Montes. 

Jeremy Stephens, who signed with the PFL this year, will open the main card against Clay Collard. 

“The highly anticipated 2022 PFL Season kicks off April 20 on ESPN and ESPN+ in the U.S. and will be distributed internationally to over 160 countries on premium sports platforms,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “We are excited to deliver fans our next-gen product as well as the opportunity to follow the season-long journeys of our returning PFL Champions and top-ranked fighters from around the world compete in MMA’s most challenging and rewarding format.”

“The PFL has put together an action-packed card to kick off the 2022 Regular Season,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I’m excited for fight fans around the world to watch the elite talent in our Lightweight and Lightweight Heavyweight divisions on April 20 live in primetime on ESPN.”

The 2022 PFL regular season continues on April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17 and June 25. 

PFL 1 Fight Card

ESPN CardRaush Manfio vs. Don MadgeAnthony Pettis vs. Myles PriceAntonio Carlos Jr. vs. Delan MonteClay Collard vs. Jeremy StephensESPN+ CardEmiliano Sordi vs. Joshua SilveiraOlivier Aubin-Mercier vs. TBAMarthin Hamlet vs. Teodoras AukstuolisOmari Akhmedov vs. Viktor PestaRobert Wilkinson vs. Bruce SoutoAlexander Martinez vs. Stevie Ray

Dana Becker

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