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Complete Fight Card For PFL’s 2023 Debut Event Set

The fight card for PFL 1 is now complete, as the 2023 season kicks off in April.

On April 1 from the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Brendan Loughnane will take on Marlon Moraes and Rob Wilkinson battles Thiago Santos.

Both Loughnane and Wilkinson are defending champions at featherweight and light heavyweight.

The card will air live on ESPN and ESPN Networks.

“The Professional Fighters League is set to kick off the 2023 Regular Season at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1 with an action-packed card live on ESPN and ESPN+ in the U.S., with international distribution to 160 countries globally,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “We look forward to delivering fans access to our unprecedented MMA season and follow the season-long journeys of world-class fighters competing for one step closer to the $1 million prize.”

Along with those two bouts, Movlid Khaybulaev battles Ryoji Kudo, Chris Wade takes on Bubba Jenkins and Omari Akhmedov meets Will Fleury.

“The 2023 PFL Regular Season is shaping up for our best season yet, and I’m excited to watch our Featherweight and Light Heavyweight divisions compete on April 1,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “From returning PFL World Champions, to league debuts from MMA stars, fight fans across the world are in for a treat starting with PFL 1 in Las Vegas.”

PFL 1

ESPN Card

Brendan Loughnane vs. Marlon Moraes

Robert Wilkinson vs. Thiago Santos

Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Ryoji Kudo

Chris Wade vs. Bubba Jenkins

Omari Akhmedov vs. Will Fleury

ESPN+ Card

Krzystof Jotko vs. TBA

Marthin Hamlet vs. Mohammed Fakhreddine

Joshua Silveria vs. Sam Kei

Alejandro Flores vs. Daniel Torres

Jo Sungbin vs. TBA

TBA Showcase vs. TBA Showcase

Dana Becker

The world of MMA is one of the few sports that brings together people from all walks of life. I try my best to tell those stories and also present breaking news to the masses.

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