Professional Fighters League Announces Full Card For PFL 2: Heavyweights And Women’s Featherweights

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Professional Fighters League Announces Full Card For PFL 2: Heavyweights And Women’s Featherweights

April 7 Live Across ESPN Platforms

2022 PFL Heavyweight Champion Ante Delija and Yorgan De Castro headline

2022 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion Larissa Pacheco, Julia Budd, Bruno Cappelozza, Matheus Scheffel featured on PFL 2 main card

PFL 2 live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ on Friday, Apr. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET, Live From The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

The Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the card for the second 2023 PFL Regular Season event, taking place on Friday, Apr. 7, at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton. PFL 2 begins at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with the action continuing at 10 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.

The 2023 PFL Season debuts April 1 with PFL 1 at 6 p.m. on ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with the action continuing at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes, live from The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

2022 PFL Heavyweight World Champion Ante Delija headlines PFL 2 against Yorgan De Castro, as Delija looks to take a step towards a third PFL World Championship appearance.

In the co-main event, 2022 PFL Women’s Lightweight World Champion Larissa Pacheco returns to the PFL SmartCage in a matchup against Julia Budd, who is seeking her first victory in the PFL.

Further action will see the return of 2021 PFL Heavyweight World Champion, Bruno Cappelozza, set to take on 2022 PFL Heavyweight Runner-Up Matheus Scheffel.

Renan Ferreira and Rizvan Kuniev will round out the main card, with Kuniev set to make his PFL Regular Season debut against the hard-hitting Ferreira.

“The Professional Fighters League will continue the 2023 Regular Season at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas on Friday, Apr. 7, featuring our Heavyweight and Women’s Featherweight divisions,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I look forward to an action-packed card, with fighters seeking to make a push towards the PFL World Championship.”

PFL 2 Full card:

ESPN Card:

  • Ante Delija vs. Yorgan De Castro
  • Larissa Pacheco vs. Julia Budd
  • Bruno Cappelozza vs. Matheus Scheffel
  • Renan Ferreira vs. Rizvan Kuniev

ESPN+ Card:

  • Denis Goltsov vs. Michal Andryszak
  • Martina Jindrova vs. Amber Leibrock
  • Olena Kolesnyk vs. Aspen Ladd
  • Marcelo Nunes vs. TBA
  • Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Yoko Higashi
  • Amanda Leve vs. Karolina Sobek
  • Biaggio Ali-Walsh vs. TBA

PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company on a worldwide basis. PFL is the only in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in a regular season, playoffs, and championship each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL 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 next-gen viewing experience. PFL airs live in the U.S. on ESPN and ESPN+ and is broadcast and streamed to 140 countries with 25 leading international media partners.

Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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