Natan Schulte has been given a new opponent for PFL’s June 10th event, now being matched against Raush Manfio instead of Mikhail Odintsov. The fighters will meet in a lightweight fight at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Schulte, a two-time PFL champion, will be looking to bounce back after taking his first loss in years recently. He dropped a decision earlier this year to Marcin Held, giving him his first loss in 10 fights.
Manfio is returning after winning his first PFL fight of the season, defeating Joilton Lutterbach via split decision. The bout was his promotional debut after a long run in Titan FC.
It is not known currently why Odintsov withdrew from his bout against Schulte. He had appeared earlier in the year, losing to Akhmed Aliev in April.
PFL’s next event will be the second and final regular-season event that showcases the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Along with that, professional boxer Claressa Shields will make her MMA debut against Brittney Elkin in the main event.
Main Card (10:00PM EDT) (ESPN 2)
Bout 11: Claressa Shields (0-0) vs. Brittney Elkin (3-6) (Lightweight)
Bout 10: Anthony Pettis (24-11) vs. Alexander Martinez (8-0) (Lightweight)
Bout 9: Bubba Jenkins (15-4) vs. Bobby Moffett (13-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Brendan Loughnane (20-3) vs. Tyler Diamond (12-1) (Featherweight)
Preliminary Card (6:00PM EDT) (ESPN+)
Bout 7: Clay Collard (19-8) vs. Joilton Lutterbach (34-9) (Lightweight)
Bout 6: Natan Schulte (20-4-1) vs. Mikhail Odintsov (18-3) (Lightweight)
Bout 5: Lance Palmer (22-4) vs. Jesse Stirn (11-4) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Marcin Held (27-7) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Akhmed Aliev (20-6) vs. Loik Radzhabov (13-3-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 2: Movlid Khaybulaev (16-0-1) vs. Sheymon Moraes (11-5) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Chris Wade (18-6) vs. Arman Ospanov (11-3) (Featherweight)