The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced its main event and full card matchups for PFL 2 taking place on April 28 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, TX. 2021 PFL Heavyweight Champion Bruno Cappelozza begins his journey to a second world title against England’s Stuart “He-Man” Austin in the evening’s headlining bout. Tickets for the event are now available.
In the co-main event, Featherweight Brendan Loughnane, one of the top fighters in the United Kingdom with a 21-4 professional record, returns to the PFL SmartCage against heavy-handed Japanese prospect Ryoji Kudo, winner of seven of his last eight fights.
In further Heavyweight action, Croatian Ante “Walking Trouble” Delija, the 2021 PFL Heavyweight Runner-Up and protege of MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop, brings his 14 professional stoppages back to the SmartCage where he will take on Brazilian Matheus Scheffel.
Rounding out the main card, 6’ 8” Brazilian giant Renan “Problema” Ferreira and American Jamelle “The Beast” Jones will both be on the lookout for their next knockout victories. Ferreira has earned six of his eight wins by KO or TKO, while Jones vies for his 13th professional win.
“With three current or former Professional Fighters League World Champions on the PFL 2 card on April 28, fans around the world are in for a major night of action,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “We look forward to continuing to disrupt the sport with the best action in MMA as the Heavyweight and Featherweight fighters begin their seasons with the PFL World Championship and the $1 million purse in their sights.”
“On April 28, MMA fans can expect an action-packed night of fights,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I cannot wait to see the former world champions on this card battle it out against a group of elite fighters looking to make their mark in the sport.”
The 2022 PFL Season will begin April 20 on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in primetime. The remaining Regular Season events will take place on April 28, May 6, June 17, June 24, and July 1.
PFL is the first and only MMA league with a true sports-season format where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship. The four competitors in each division who earn the most points in the Regular Season advance to the win-or-go-home Playoffs, followed by the biggest night in MMA – the PFL World Championship – with each winner going home with the $1 million prize.
Professional Fighters League is the No. 2 MMA company globally and features an elite talent roster with 25 percent of its fighters independently ranked in the top-25 of the world, including 2021 PFL champions Kayla Harrison and Ray Cooper III. PFL has live event coverage in 160 countries on leading distribution platforms and delivers a unique, innovative product to the more than 600 million MMA fans globally.
Bruno Cappelozza vs. Stuart Austin
Brendan Loughnane vs. Ryoji Kudo
Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel
Renan Ferreira vs. Jamelle Jones
Lance Palmer vs. Chris Wade
Bubba Jenkins vs. Jo Sungbin
Denis Goltsov vs. Sam Kei
Ali Isaev vs. Klidson Abreu
Sheymon Moraes vs. Boston Salmon
Alejandro Flores vs. Saba Bolaghi (PR)