The Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the card for the third 2023 PFL Regular Season event, taking place on Friday, April 14 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton. PFL 3 begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN2and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with the action continuing at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
2022 PFL Lightweight World Champion Olivier Aubin-Mercier returns to the PFL SmartCage and will headline PFL 3 against Shane Burgos, who will make his highly anticipated PFL debut against the reigning division Champion.
In the co-main event, 2022 PFL Welterweight World Champion Sadibou Sy is set to face off with Jordanian native, Jarrah Al-Silawi, for an intriguing matchup with both fighters seeking to take a step towards the PFL Playoffs.
Further action will see the return of two-time PFL Lightweight World Champion, Natan Schulte, who will take on 2022 PFL Lightweight Runner-Up, Stevie Ray.
2021 PFL Lightweight Champion Raush Manfio will match up with two-time PFL Lightweight Semifinalist Alexander Martinez, with both fighters seeking to make a return to the PFL Playoffs.
“The Professional Fighters League is pleased to unveil the full card matchups for the third 2023 Regular Season event at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, April 14 featuring our Lightweight and Welterweight divisions,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I am eager to watch our world class fighters leave it all on the line for MMA fans around the world and look forward to each of our three events coming to Las Vegas this April.”