After an incredible run in 2021, the Professional Fighters League is gearing for an even better run in 2022. On February 18, the PFL will kick off its challenger series with a group of exciting light heavyweight matches at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. From top Brazilian prospects to American upstarts, the challenger series promises to bring the best prospects from around the world to the cage in hopes of earning a contract and joining the PFL stable.
“The Challenger Series is a first-of-its-kind MMA competition where fighters from all backgrounds and experiences get a shot to prove themselves in front of a panel of combat sports legends and global icons,” PFL President of Fighter Operations Ray Sefo said.
“I’m excited to get to Orlando to evaluate these talented athletes who will put it all on the line to live out their dreams of becoming a world champion.”
The first round of PFL Challenger Series matches will air live on February 18 at 9 p.m. EST on Fubo TV. Check out the full list of fighters below.
- Josh Silveira (7-0)
- Bruce Souto (14-3)
- Simeon Powell (4-0)
- Taylor Johnson (7-3)
- Mohamed Juma (8-2)
- Alexander Poppeck (12-3)
- Joao Paulo Fagundes (7-0)