The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced that its 2023 Regular Season will begin on Saturday, April 1 in the “Fight Capital of the World” at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The PFL Regular Season features a true sports-season format, where elite fighters from around the world compete in a Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship, with each winner of the six weight divisions receiving a $1 million prize.
Pre-sale for PFL Regular Season tickets is now open (code: “PFL”) and will be available to the public for purchase on February 7 via AXS.com.
The first of three consecutive Regular Season events hosted at the venue will feature some of the world’s best Featherweight and Light Heavyweight fighters, headlined by 2022 PFL World Champions Brendan Loughnane and Rob Wilkinson facing off against Marlon Moraes and Thiago Santos, respectively.
The second event of the PFL Regular Season will take place on April 7 and showcase some of the world’s top Heavyweight and Women’s Featherweight MMA fighters. Croatian Ante Delija, who rose to the top of the division last year to claim the PFL World Championship, will take on Yorgan De Castro, while Larissa Pacheco, who defeated MMA superstar Kayla Harrison to claim the 2022 PFL World Championship, makes her season debut against Julia Budd.
The third event from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on April 14 will feature the league’s world-class roster of Lightweight and Welterweight stars. The show’s main card will feature Olivier Aubin-Mercier, the 2022 PFL Lightweight World Champion, taking on Shane Burgos in his highly-anticipated PFL debut. In the co-main, last season’s Welterweight winner Sadibou Sy will face off in the SmartCage across from Jarrah Al-Silawi.
PFL 1 – April 1, 2023 (ESPN)
Main: Brendan Loughnane vs. Marlon Moraes (FW)
Co-Main: Robert Wilkinson vs. Thiago Santos (LHW)
PFL 2 – April 7, 2023 (ESPN2)
Main: Ante Delija vs. Yorgan De Castro (HW)
Co-Main: Larissa Pacheco vs. Julia Budd (WFW)
PFL 3 – April 14, 2023 (ESPN2)
Main: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Shane Burgos (LW)
Co-Main: Sadibou Sy vs. Jarrah Al-Silawi (WW)