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PFL Playoffs: Matheus Scheffel Steps In To Heavyweight Semifinal

Matheus Scheffel will replace Bruno Cappelozza at PFL Playoffs on August 13.

An injury to Cappelozza, the defending heavyweight champion, forced the change.

Scheffel will meet Denis Goltsov from Cardiff, Wales live on ESPN and ESPN+. The card also features Rory MacDonald in welterweight action.

Scheffel made his PFL debut during the 2022 season and it was a rocky start for the heavyweight slugger. He wound up on the losing end in his debut and was a massive underdog to Cappelozza entering his second regular season bout.

He ignored the oddsmakers and put on the performance of his life. Scheffel battered Cappelozza early and weathered a furious comeback before sealing the biggest win of his career by unanimous decision.

ESPN+ (English and Spanish)

Will Fleury vs. Anthony Salamone
Nate Kelly vs. Ben Ellis
Vojto Barborik vs. Maxim Radu
Moktar Benkaci vs. Francesco Nuzzi

ESPN and ESPN Deportes Card (Simulcast on ESPN+)

Rory MacDonald vs. Magomed Umalatov
Ante Delija vs. Renan Ferreira
Denis Goltsov vs. Matheus Scheffel
Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal

ESPN+ (English and Spanish)

Joshua O’Connor vs. Emran Sakhizada
Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Marcin Wojcik
Chris Mixan vs. Christian Stigenberg
Hatef Moeil vs. Szymon Bajor