2023 PFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRESS CONFERENCE, WEIGH-IN VIDEO & BETTING ODDS

8 p.m. ET: ESPN+ PPV Main Event | 5 p.m.: ESPN+ Prelims

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Washington, DC (November 23rd, 2023)– ESPN’s 2023 Professional Fighters League coverage culminates with the PFL Championship, live from The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV for $49.99. The live Pre-Show and five Prelim bouts will be available on ESPN+, beginning at 5 p.m.

ESPN will also be showcasing a full schedule of special programming this week on ESPNEWS for fans to enjoy leading up to the championship, including Road to the 2023 PFL Championship, PFL Championship Journey, PFL Battle Lines with Dan Hardy and PFL 2023 Top Finishes. Visit ESPN.com for the full schedule.

The anticipated MMA event will feature finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million champion’s purses

Main Card Highlights:

The Main Card is headlined by the PFL Lightweight Championship, where Olivier Aubin-Mercier tries to secure back-to-back titles against 2021 PFL semifinalist “Cassius” Clay Collard. Collard looks to add the 2022 champion to his impressive resume which includes PFL victories over Anthony Pettis, Jeremy Stephens and Shane Burgos.

The Main Card also features four additional championship fights, as well as two-time PFL Champion and two-time U.S. Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison taking on former UFC veteran Aspen Ladd.

Prelims Highlights:

Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will take on Joel Lopez in an amateur bout. Ali Walsh is 4-0 in the PFL with four highlight-reel knockouts for the former Cal and UNLV running back.

The Prelims also feature undefeated Gabriel Braga (12-0 MMA record) taking on Jesus Pinedo at featherweight in the event’s sixth championship contest.

Main Card: 

  • Lightweight Championship: Olivier Aubin-Mercier(154.2) vs. Clay Collard (154.8)
  • Heavyweight Championship: Denis Goltsov (244.6) vs. Renan Ferreira (261.2)
  • Women’s Featherweight Championship: Larissa Pacheco (145) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina (144.4)
  • Welterweight Championship: Sadibou Sy (169.8) vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (170)
  • Light Heavyweight Championship: Josh Silveira (202.6) vs. Impa Kasanganay (203.4)
  • Catchweight (150lbs): Kayla Harrison (150.4) vs. Aspen Ladd (150)
  • Middleweight: Ray Cooper III (186.8)** vs. Derek Brunson (185.8)

    Preliminary Card:

    • Featherweight Championship: Gabriel Braga (144.6) vs. Jesus Pinedo (145)
    • Lightweight: Biaggio Ali-Walsh (155.8) vs. Joel Galarza Lopez (154.2)
    • Featherweight: Bubba Jenkins (145.2) vs. Chris Wade (148.4)*
    • Bantamweight: Khai Wu (135.4) vs. Phil Caracappa (135.6)
    • Featherweight: Jesse Stirn (145.6) vs. Josh Blyden (146.8)***

    *Chris Wade missed the featherweight limit by 2.4 pounds.

    **Ray Cooper III missed the middleweight limit by 0.8 pounds.

    ***Josh Blyden missed the featherweight limit by 0.8 pounds.



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