PFL Challenger Series: Bruno Miranda Earns Contract

The fifth edition of the PFL Challenger Series went down Friday night, as Bruno Miranda secured a contract.

Week five of the PFL Challenger Series belonged to Bruno Miranda.

Miranda earned a victory and future PFL contract with his performance.

The event aired live on fuboTV from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

In front of judges Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort and Lolo Jones, Miranda was given the vote. The fans’ vote went to Damir Ferhatbegovic.

Miranda defeated Carson Frei by technical knockout, notching the ninth knockout victory of his career in his U.S. MMA debut. Miranda punished Frei with hard, clean shots throughout the fight, eventually leading to a third-round finish. The Brazilian now has a career record of 14-3. 

In the co-main event, Ferhatbegovic wasted little time, knocking out BJ Bland in the first round. “The Bosnian Barn Cat” dedicates each one of his fights to his parents, who escaped war-torn Bosnia when Damir was only 7 years old. Ferhatbegovic is now 6-2-1 overall and notched his second consecutive victory by knockout. 

“The Professional Fighters League Challenger Series continues to provide fans the best action in MMA,” said Peter Murray, PFL CEO. “Nothing in professional sports can compare to an athlete fighting for their dream. Tonight, Bruno your dream comes true, welcome to the PFL.” 

Bruno Miranda def. Carson Frei by 3rd round TKO (1:20) 

Damir Ferhatbegovic def. BJ Bland by 1st round KO (2:19) 

Michael Dufort def. Arut Pogosjan by 2nd round submission (4:02) 

Yanal Ashmouz def. Dennis Hughes by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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