NEW YORK –The Skilled Fighters League (PFL), the quickest rising and most progressive sports activities league, as we speak introduced its essential occasion and full card matchups for its 2022 Common Season kickoff, PFL 1, going down on April 20 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, TX. 2021 PFL Light-weight Champion Raush Manfio appears to start his journey to a second world title in opposition to South African Don “Magic Man” Madge within the night’s headlining bout.
Within the co-main occasion, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis, some of the thrilling fighters of all-time and a former world champion, returns to the PFL SmartCage in opposition to Myles “Magic” Worth of Eire, who’s making his PFL debut.
In Mild Heavyweight motion, two Brazilians sq. off when 2021 PFL Champion Antonio Carlos Jr. takes on Delan Monte. Carlos Jr., a submission specialist, will look to take a step in direction of the PFL Playoffs and a second world title in opposition to Monte who will enter the occasion driving a three-fight successful streak.
Rounding out the principle card, hard-charging American and fan-favorite Clay Collard will tackle MMA veteran Jeremy Stephens. “Cassius” Clay Collard and “Lil Heathen” Jeremy Stephens will not be fighters that may look to really feel one another out, as each are knockout artists who will let their fingers go.
“The extremely anticipated 2022 PFL Season kicks off April 20 on ESPN and ESPN+ within the U.S. and can be distributed internationally to over 160 international locations on premium sports activities platforms,” mentioned PFL CEO Peter Murray. “We’re excited to ship followers our next-gen product in addition to the chance to observe the season-long journeys of our returning PFL Champions and top-ranked fighters from around the globe compete in MMA’s most difficult and rewarding format.”
“The PFL has put collectively an action-packed card to kick off the 2022 Common Season,” mentioned PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I’m excited for struggle followers around the globe to look at the elite expertise in our Light-weight and Light-weight Heavyweight divisions on April 20 dwell in primetime on ESPN.”
The 2022 PFL Season will start April 20 on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ in primetime. The remaining Common Season occasions will happen on April 29, Could 6, June 10, June 17, and June 25.
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