The extremely anticipated PFL vs. Bellator pay-per-take into yarn fight card indirectly has a date and self-discipline.
After acquiring Bellator at the pause of 2023, PFL founder Donn Davis declared that one of the important first orders of industry for the promotion could possibly well be a “mega tournament” pitting PFL champions against Bellator champions one day early in 2024. Now the tournament is decided as on Tuesday, PFL officials confirmed with MMA Combating that the PFL vs. Bellator sizable-card will take space on Feb. 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ariel Helwani modified into the first to document the news.
Collectively with the date and self-discipline, PFL confirmed a assortment of bouts for the cardboard, including four champion vs. champion fights. In the principle tournament, 2023 PFL heavyweight champion Renan Ferreira will face Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader. In the co-predominant tournament, 2023 PFL gentle heavyweight champion Impa Kasanganay will face Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen in a 185-pound fight.
Moreover on the principle card, 2023 PFL featherweight champion Jesus Pinedo will face Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull, and 2023 PFL welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov will face Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson.
The fight card can even characteristic a assortment of alternative high profile matchups between PFL and Bellator fights, including pale PFL heavyweight champion Bruno Cappelozza vs. Bellator gentle heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov in a heavyweight bout, Clay Collard vs. A.J. McKee at gentle-weight, Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero, Gabriel Braga vs. Aaron Pico, and the pro debut of Biaggio Ali Walsh. Claressa Shields can even be on the cardboard.
PFL vs. Bellator fight card
Predominant card (ESPN+ PPV at 3 p.m. ET):
Renan Ferreira vs. Ryan Bader
Impa Kasanganay vs. Johnny Eblen
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Jason Jackson
Jesus Pinedo vs. Patricio Pitbull
Bruno Cappelozza vs. Vadim Nemkov
Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero
Clay Collard vs. AJ McKee
Prelims (ESPN News/ESPN+ at 12: 30 p.m. ET):
Gabriel Braga vs. Aaron Pico
Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Chris Morris
Claressa Shields vs. Kelsey DeSantis
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Edukondal Rao
Malik Basahel vs. Vinicius Pereira
Damon Martin contributed to this document.