Live on ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET with the action continuing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET
2023 PFL Featherweight Semifinalists Bubba Jenkins and Jesus Pinedo headline first 2023 PFL Playoff event
NEW YORK (August 3, 2023) – The Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, kicks off the 2023 Playoffs this Friday, August 4 on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The first PFL Playoff event of 2023 will be live from Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, featuring four playoff bouts across the Featherweight and Light Heavyweight divisions.
The event will air on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with the action continuing on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET.
The main event of the night will feature a Featherweight Semifinal showdown, as 2022 PFL Featherweight Runner-Up Bubba Jenkins will face off against Jesus Pinedo, who enters the bout riding an impressive victory against 2022 PFL Featherweight Champion, Brendan Loughnane. Further Featherweight Semifinal action will see the return of Chris Wade, a former Featherweight Semifinalist and Runner-Up, as he takes on Gabriel Braga.
In the co-main event, Joshua Silveira squares off against Ty Flores in a Light Heavyweight Semifinal fight. Opening the 2023 PFL Playoff action, Light Heavyweight’s Marthin Hamlet and Impa Kasanganay will take to the PFL SmartCage and look to advance to the 2023 PFL World Championship.
2023 PFL Playoffs San Antonio: Featherweights and Light Heavyweights (All times ET)
|9:00 p.m. ET||Featherweight Semifinal||#1 Bubba Jenkins vs. #4 Jesus Pinedo||ESPN, ESPN Deportes (ESPN+ Simulcast)|
|Light Heavyweight Semifinal||#1 Joshua Silveira vs. #4 Ty Flores|
|Featherweight Semifinal||#2 Gabriel Braga vs. #5 Chris Wade|
|Light Heavyweight Semifinal||#2 Marthin Hamlet vs. #3 Impa Kasanganay|
|Lightweight Showcase||Elvin Espinoza vs. Keoni Diggs|
|6:30 p.m. ET||Welterweight Showcase||Thad Jean vs. Ali Omar||ESPN+|
|Women’s Flyweight Showcase||Desiree Yanez vs. Lisa Mauldin|
|Welterweight Showcase||Anthony Ivy vs. Carson Hardman|
|Women’s Flyweight Showcase||Chelsea Hackett vs. Ky Bennett|
|Light Heavyweight Showcase||Billy Elekana vs. Chuck Campbell|
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Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the fastest growing and most innovative sports league. PFL is the #2 MMA company worldwide on all key metrics and the only with the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championship. The Company has four global live fight franchises: PFL League Season, PFL Challenger Series, PFL PPV Super Fights, and PFL Europe.
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