Harrison to Face Ladd at 150LB Catchweight 

Aspen Ladd Replaces Julia Budd at 2023 PFL World Championship

2023 PFL World Championship Friday, November 24 at The Anthem Washington D.C. Live on ESPN+ PPV

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced a card change to the 2023 PFL World Championship. Two-time PFL Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison who was scheduled to face Julia Budd, will now take on Aspen Ladd at a catchweight of 150lbs. The change was made after Budd refused to fulfill her contractual obligation. Aspen Ladd, who has been in training as an alternate, will take to the PFL Smart Cage on November 24 at the 2023 PFL World Championship from The Anthem in Washington D.C. The main event will be live on ESPN+ Pay Per View preceded by prelims on ESPN+.

Tickets for the 2023 PFL World Championship, presented by CELSIUS® Essential Energy, are on sale now for the event featuring 12 finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million dollar championship purses.


2023 PFL World Championship Card


PFL Lightweight Championship

  • #2 Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. #1 Clay Collard

PFL Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Denis Goltsov vs. #2 Renan Ferreira

PFL Women’s Featherweight Championship

  • #1 Larissa Pacheco vs. # Marina Mokhnatkina

Showcase – Women’s Catchweight

PFL Welterweight Championship

  • #3 Sadibou Sy vs. #1 Magomed Magomedkerimov

PFL Featherweight Championship

  • #2 Gabriel Braga vs. #4 Jesus Pinedo

PFL Light Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Joshua Silveira vs. #3 Impa Kasanganay

ESPN+ Prelims

Showcase – Middleweight

  • Ray Cooper III vs. Derek Brunson


Lightweight Amateur

  • Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Joel Lopez

Showcase – Featherweight

  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade

Showcase – Bantamweight

  • Khai Wu vs. Phil Caracappa

Showcase – Featherweight

  • Jesse Stirn vs. Josh Blyden

PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company worldwide. PFL is the only league in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in regular season, playoffs, and championships each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL’s fighter roster hails from over 20 countries and 25% of PFL fighters are independently ranked in the top 25 of their weight-class. The company leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and a next-gen viewing experience.