Friday, November 25, 2022



NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Professional Fighters League, the fastest-growing and most innovative sports league in the world, wraps up a historic 2022 season with MMA’s Richest Night, the 2022 PFL World Championship, which takes place at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City tomorrow, November 25. The card features six championship bouts, as well as highly-anticipated debuts from the fastest-rising stars in mixed martial arts. The main event will feature undefeated American Kayla Harrison facing Brazilian knockout artist Larissa Pacheco for the PFL Women’s Lightweight Championship.

Harrison, who weighed in at 154.4-pounds, is gunning for her third-straight reign as PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion. A win on Friday will make her the league’s first and only three-time champion and cement her place as the best fighter in women’s MMA today. 

Looking to end Harrison’s unbeaten streak will be Pacheco, who weighed in at 154.2-pounds. Pacheco has won her last five fights by knockout and is looking to claim her first PFL World Championship when she squares off with Harrison again.

In the co-main event, England’s Brendan Loughnane meets Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins of the United States for the PFL Featherweight Championship.

Loughnane, who weighed in at 144.8-pounds, will compete for the first PFL championship of his career. The Manchester native ran through some of the league’s best 145-pounders to reach the finals and earn a shot at PFL gold and the million-dollar purse.

Jenkins, who weighed in at 145-pounds attempts to add another championship to his already impressive list of accolades. The former NCAA Division I wrestling champion will try to grapple his way to a PFL title and a million-dollar check.

Croatia’s Ante Delija (241.8 lbs.) and Brazil’s Matheus Scheffel (256.4 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Heavyweight Championship bout.

Canada’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier (154.6 lbs.) and Scotland’s Stevie Ray (154.6 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Lightweight Championship bout.

Sweden’s Sadibou Sy (169.6 lbs.) and PFL Challenger Series contract winner, Jamaica’s Dilano Taylor (169.4 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Welterweight Championship bout.

New Zealand’s Robert Wilkinson (204.6 lbs.) and Omari Akhmedov (202.8 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Light Heavyweight Championship bout.



ESPN+ PPV Championship Card


PFL Women’s Lightweight Championship:

Kayla Harrison (154.4 lbs.) vs. Larissa Pacheco (154.2 lbs)


PFL Featherweight Championship:

Brendan Loughnane (144.8 lbs.) vs. Bubba Jenkins (145 lbs)


PFL Heavyweight Championship:

Ante Delija (241.8 lbs.) vs. Matheus Scheffel (256.4 lbs.)


Women’s Featherweight Showcase: 

Aspen Ladd (145.4 lbs.) vs. Julia Budd (146 lbs.)


PFL Lightweight Championship:

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (154.6 lbs.) vs. Stevie Ray (154.6 lbs.)


PFL Welterweight Championship:

Sadibou Sy (169.6 lbs.) vs. Dilano Taylor (169.4 lbs.)


PFL Light Heavyweight Championship: 

Robert Wilkinson (204.6 lbs.) vs. Omari Akhmedov (202.8 lbs.)

ESPN+ Early Card


Featherweight Showcase:

Marlon Moraes (146 lbs.) vs. Sheymon Moraes (145.8 lbs.)


Lightweight Showcase:

Natan Schulte (155.4 lbs.)  vs. Jeremy Stephens (155.8 lbs.)


Catchweight Showcase:

Magomed Magomedkerimov (175.8 lbs.) vs. Gleison Tibau (174.6 lbs.)


Women’s Flyweight Showcase:

Dakota Ditcheva (125.6 lbs.) vs. Katherine Corogenes (124.2 lbs.)


Lightweight Amateur Bout:

Biaggio Ali Walsh (154.8 lbs.) vs. Tom Graesser (154.8 lbs.)

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