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MMASucka staff picks are locked in for the incredible fight card ahead as the Professional Fighters League reaches its yearly finale.

PFL 10 2022 takes place tonight, November 25th from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Six fights will be settled to determine six winners from different weight classes of this year’s PFL World Championship tournament with each victor receiving a cash prize of one million dollars (USD).

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The preliminary card will begin at 5:30pm ET (2:30pm PT) live on ESPN+ with the main card at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) on pay-per-view available for purchase through ESPN+.  Tonight’s event marks PFL’s first-ever PPV in promotional history.

Live results from the entire 2022 PFL World Championship fight card will be available here at MMASucka.

The Fights

After a hard year of training, planning, securing points, and winning, six million dollars of cash lays on the line tonight for winners of six divisional main card matchups. In the night’s featured main event, a trilogy bout will feature Kayla Harrison and Larissa Pacheco for the lightweight tournament championship.

Two-time tournament winner Harrison is undefeated through 15 professional fights having two unanimous decision victories over Pacheco in May of 2019 and the same year’s finale. The former Olympic judoka has won three times this year alone and advanced through the semifinals with her first-round submission over Martina Jindrova. Harrison’s opponent, Pacheco, has won in every other bout since 2019 including seven by way of finish. The former Jungle Fight champion rides her own streak of five-straight finishes all by way of knockout in the first round.

2021 featherweight semifinalists Brendan Loughnane and Bubba Jenkins get their shot at redemption against one another in the co-main event. Former Brave CF champion and NCAA Division I wrestler Jenkins fell short last year with his decision loss to Chris Wade but rebounded with his semifinal submission over Ryoji Kudo. Manchester, England’s Loughnane faced his defeat in 2021 to ultimate tourney winner Movlid Khaybulaev before advancing his way this year to the championships with a unanimous decision over the aforementioned Wade.

Four more weight classes will feature a million-dollar fight. 2021 runner-up Ante Delija will battle former 205-pound Future FC champion Matheus Scheffel at heavyweight; former BAMMA champion Stevie Ray takes on The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier at lightweight; former Titan FC welterweight champion Dilano Taylor squares off with Sweden’s 35-year-old Sadibou Sy at welterweight; and 15-fight UFC veteran Omari Akhmedov is set to meet three-promotional Australian title holder Rob Wilkinson at light heavyweight.

An additional main card fight between former women’s Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd and promotional newcomer Aspen Ladd will be included in our PFL 10 2022 staff picks. Find who the crew are taking further below.

Staff Picks

Staff picks in 2022 will follow the same set of rules from the 2021 season. Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from both UFC and Bellator events. Main card fights and selected preliminary fights will be included for PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series are composed of bouts from the entire card.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2022 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. A winner is determined simply by the individual correctly picking the most victorious fighters at the year’s end. Nate Freeman secured his first victory with MMASucka in 2021 with a compiled record 243-136.

See below for our MMASucka staff picks for the 2022 PFL World Championship.


Staff Records after UFC Vegas 65:

1. Wesley Riddle: 241-126
2. Michael DeSantis: 237-130
3. Frazer Krohn: 234-133
4. Nate Freeman: 230-222
5. Jeremy Brand: 224-137
6. Andrew Benjamin: 197-153
7. Tim Wheaton: 182-110
8. Julio Monteros Jr.: 177-102
9. William Dong: 173-106
10. Chris Presnell: 170-120
11. Brian Knight: 146-108
12. Jack Goodwillie: 133-70
13. Mike Lynch: 123-74
14. Brandon Joint: 115-74
15. Ash Camyab: 105-77
16. Coby Weinsier: 87-47
17. Roemello Reyes: 75-45
18. Chinyere Okafor: 72-38
19. Jacek Okninski: 70-58
20. Ben Jamieson: 52-26
21. Matt Bricker: 24-22
22. Joe Porter: 11-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Omari Akhmedov (24-7-1), +175
vs.
Rob Wilkinson (16-2), -205

Light Heavyweight Tournament Championship
– 205 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Wilkinson via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Wilkinson via Round 3 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Wilkinson via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Wilkinson via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Wilkinson via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Wilkinson via Round 3 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Wilkinson via Round 2 TKO
Ben Jamieson: Wilkinson via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Akhmedov: 1
Staff picking Wilkinson: 8


Dilano Taylor (10-2), +155
vs.
Sadibou Sy (12-6-2, 1 NC), -180

Welterweight Tournament Championship
– 170 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Sy via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Taylor via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Sy via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Taylor via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Sy via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Taylor via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Taylor via Round 1 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Sy via Unanimous Decision
Ben Jamieson: Sy via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Taylor: 4
Staff picking Sy: 5


Stevie Ray (25-10), +310
vs.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (16-5), -380

Lightweight Tournament Championship
– 155 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Aubin-Mercier via Round 3 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Ray via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Ray via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Ray via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Ben Jamieson: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Ray: 3
Staff picking Aubin-Mercier: 6


Julia Budd (16-4), +185
vs.
Aspen Ladd (9-3), -215

Women’s Featherweight Division
– 145 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Budd via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Ladd via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Budd via Round 2 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Ladd via Split Decision
Ben Jamieson: Ladd via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Budd: 6
Staff picking Ladd: 3


Ante Delija (22-5), -360
vs.
Matheus Scheffel (17-8), +295

Heavyweight Tournament Championship
– 265 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Delija via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Scheffel via Round 3 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Delija via Round 2 TKO
Ben Jamieson: Delija via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Delija: 8
Staff picking Scheffel: 1


Brendan Loughnane (25-4), -170
vs.
Bubba Jenkins (19-5), +145

Featherweight Tournament Championship
Co-Main Event

– 145 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Loughnane via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Jenkins via Split Decision
Tim Wheaton: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Ben Jamieson: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Loughnane: 6
Staff picking Jenkins: 3


Kayla Harrison (15-0), -750
vs.
Larissa Pacheco (18-4), +550

Women’s Lightweight Tournament Championship
Main Event

– 155 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Harrison via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Harrison via Round 5 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Harrison via Round 4 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Harrison via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Harrison via Round 4 SUB
Nate Freeman: Harrison via Round 4 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Harrison via Round 1 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Harrison via Round 3 TKO
Ben Jamieson: Harrison via Round 1 SUB

Staff picking Harrison: 9
Staff picking Pacheco: 0

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

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Wesley Riddle is a 28-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a 2018 graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a B.S. in Health & Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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