PFL Announces First Fight Cards for 2024 Including Ex-Bellator fighters

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The Professional Fighters League revealed the complete lineups for the initial three events of its 2024 season on Monday, and these cards incorporate numerous talents acquired from the Bellator roster.

A total of eight former Bellator champions, encompassing both undisputed and interim titles, are slated to make their PFL debut in April: Valentin Moldavsky, Liz Carmouche, Juliana Velasquez, Phil Davis, Brent Primus, Patricky Pitbull, Andrey Koreshkov, and Logan Storley.

This development was anticipated following PFL’s acquisition of Bellator the previous year. The collaboration between the two promotions began during the 2023 PFL finals, culminating in a significant crossover fight card in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Presently, some ex-Bellator fighters have transitioned to the PFL roster, while others continue to participate in the Bellator Championship series.

The inaugural event is set in San Antonio, Texas, headlined by former Bellator interim light heavyweight champion Valentin Moldavsky facing 2022 PFL heavyweight champion, Ante Delija. The card also features a trilogy bout between former Bellator flyweight champions Liz Carmouche and Juliana Velasquez.

Taila Santos, who previously came close to upsetting Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC flyweight championship, is poised to make her PFL debut in the undercard against Denise Kielholtz.

PFL San Antonio โ€“ April 4

Main card

Ante Delija vs. Valentin Moldavsky

Denis Goltsov vs. Linton Vassell

Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez

Tyrell Fortune vs. Daniel James

Preliminary Card

Dakota Ditcheva vs. Lisa Mauldin

Bruno Cappelozza vs. Sergei Bilostenniy

Taila Santos vs. Denise Kielholtz

Steve Mowry vs. Oleg Popov

Kana Watanabe vs. Shanna Young

Chelsea Hackett vs. Jena Bishop

Lucas Brennan vs. Dimitre Ivy

The subsequent week, PFL heads to Las Vegas for a show at The Theater at Virgin Hotels. The main event showcases former Bellator titleholder Phil Davis squaring off against Robert Wilkinson. PFL 2023 champion Impa Kasanganay faces Alex Polizzi in the co-main event. The main card additionally includes Patricky Pitbull against Clay Collard, along with the return of one-time PFL champion Antonio Carlos Junior.

Brent Primus, a former Bellator lightweight champion, makes his PFL debut in the undercard against Bruno Miranda. The complete lineup can be found below.

PFL Las Vegas โ€“ April 12

Main card

Phil Davis vs. Robert Wilkinson

Impa Kasanganay vs. Alex Polizzi

Clay Collard vs. Patricky Pitbull

Mads Burnel vs. Michael Dufort

Sadibou Sy vs. Josh Silveira

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Simon Biyong

Preliminary Card

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov vs. Jakob Nedoh

Bruno Miranda vs. Brent Primus

Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Solomon Renfro

Jay Jay Wilson vs. Adam Piccolotti

Marcelo Nunes vs. Giacomo Lemos

The third event in April marks the commencement of the welterweight and featherweight seasons in Chicago on April 19. The highlight of the evening is the debut of former Bellator champion Andrey Koreshkov, who clashes with Magomed Umalatov in the headliner. Logan Storley, a former Bellator welterweight titleholder, faces the undefeated Shamil Musaev.

PFL Chicago โ€“ April 19

Main card

Andrey Koreshkov vs. Magomed Umalatov

Brendan Loughnane vs. Pedro Carvalho

Logan Storley vs. Shamil Musaev

Gabriel Braga vs. Justin Gonzalez

Goiti Yamauchi vs. Neiman Gracie

Bubba Jenkins vs. Kai Kamaka

Preliminary Card

Adam Borics vs. Enrique Barzola

Timur Khizriev vs. Brett Johns

Laureano Staropoli vs. Murad Ramazanov

Don Madge vs. Kyle Crutchmer

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