The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, is set for the sixth installment of the PFL Challenger Series at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. The PFL Challenger Series airs exclusively on Fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO).
The PFL Challenger Series continues Friday with four heavyweight (265 lb.) bouts headlined by former UFC middleweight Bevon Lewis, who will be squaring off with Brazil’s Marcelo Nunes. Lewis (7-3) previously competed at 185 lbs. but after taking a couple years off to bulk up, he’ll be making his return to MMA as a heavyweight as he takes on the grappling ace Nunes (7-1) with a potential PFL contract on the line.
Brazilian standout Giacamo Lemos brings his perfect record to the PFL Challenger Series where he will face off with exciting brawler Billy Swanson. Lemos (7-0) will be making his North American debut while Swanson (4-2) is looking to open some eyes and the door into the PFL. The Tennessee native Swanson has never gone the distance in any of his six fights, preferring to lay everything on the line when he steps into the cage.
Israel’s Adam Keresh (4-0) will take on American Chad Johnson (7-3) and a pair of former collegiate football players, Daiqwon Buckley (1-0) and Jon Cunningham (1-0), will square off to round out the card.
Bevon Lewis vs. Marcelo Nunes
Giacomo Lemos vs. Billy Swanson
Adam Keresh vs. Chad Johnson
Daiqwon Buckley vs. Jon Cunningham
Beyond the fights, confirmed in-studio panelists for this event include Hall of Famer and PFL analyst Randy Couture, former MMA world champion Vitor Belfort as well as former Olympian Lolo Jones. She was also a standout track athlete at LSU where she garnered 11 All-American honors. Fans will also have their voice heard, with an unprecedented voting feature to highlight who they believe should get that week’s contract.
Viewers watching the PFL Challenger Series can also interact with heavyweight live competitions through fuboTV’s popular predictive, free-to-play games to earn points and compete for a cash prize. During the bouts, fans can answer predictive questions about the action all on one screen using their remote control. Fubo Sportsbook, now live in Iowa and Arizona, is also the exclusive gambling sponsor of the PFL Challenger Series.
Fubo Sports Network is fuboTV’s linear TV network dedicated to featuring sports stories on and off the field. Fans can stream the PFL Challenger Series on Fubo Sports Network for free on LG Channels, Samsung TV Plus, The Roku Channel, Vizio Channels, Sports on Tubi, Plex, Hisense Smart TVs, and XUMO or as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels.
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