PFL has announced the entire 10-fight lineup for their second regular season show of the year. The promotion’s heavyweight and featherweight divisions will return on April 28th when a card takes place from the eSports Arena in Arlington, Texas, USA.
In the main event of the card, 2021 PFL Heavyweight Champion Bruno Cappelozza will start his next season in a fight against Stuart Austin.
Cappelozza had a flawless 2021, scoring four consecutive wins in the promotion from the regular season to the grand finals. He capped off his year by winning their heavyweight title, going five rounds in a rematch against Ante Delija for a win.
Austin will be returning for his second PFL season. He fought once in 2021, getting finished by Renan Ferreira.
The featherweight field will have just one bout on the main card, as 2021 semi-finalist Brendan Loughnane will face promotional newcomer Ryoji Kudo.
Loughnane scored two wins in the regular season last year but was eliminated in the opening portion of the playoffs. Kudo is an experienced fighter from the Japanese MMA scene, having mostly fought on the regional scene in promotions like Shooto Japan.
Also on the main card, 2021 heavyweight finalist Ante Delija will start his 2022 campaign against “Dana White’s Contender Series” alum Matheus Scheffel. The main card is expected to open with a fight between Renan Ferreira and Jamelle Jones.
Notably absent from the card is former UFC fighter Fabricio Werdum, who competed in the 2021 PFL Season but did not make the playoffs. Also not in the lineup is 2021 PFL Featherweight Champion Movlid Khaybulaev.
PFL veterans like Lance Palmer, Chris Wade, Ali Isaev and Denis Goltsov are expected to appear on the prelims as well.
Here’s the full lineup:
Bout 10: Bruno Cappelozza (14-5) vs. Stuart Austin (15-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 9: Brendan Loughnane (21-4) vs. Ryoji Kudo (10-2-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 8: Ante Delija (19-5) vs. Matheus Scheffel (15-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Renan Ferreria (8-2) vs. Jamelle Jones (12-7) (Heavyweight)
Bout 6: Lance Palmer (22-5) vs. Chris Wade (20-7) (Featherweight)
Bout 5: Bubba Jenkins (16-5) vs. Jo Sungbin (9-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 4: Denis Goltsov (27-7) vs. Sam Kei (8-5) (Heavyweight)
Bout 3: Ali Isaev (9-0) vs. Klidson Abreu (15-5) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Sheymon Moraes (13-5) vs. Boston Salmon (8-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 1: Alejandro Flores (20-3) vs. Saba Bolaghi (14-2-1) (Featherweight)