PFL’s annual grand final event will return to the Hulu Theatre in New York City, New York, USA on November 25th.
The promotion unveiled the full lineup and broadcast plans for the event Wednesday.
Kayla Harrison’s search to become a three-time PFL lightweight titleholder will take place in the main event when she faces Larissa Pacheco.
The fight, which is a rematch from the 2019 season, gives Harrison the chance to score her 16th consecutive MMA win and earn the promotion’s $1 million prize for the third time. On the other side of things, UFC alum Pacheco will have the chance to score her first championship and avenge a previous loss that she took.
The featherweight division will get the co-main event spotlight, as Brendan Loughnane and Bubba Jenkins will face off. Both fighters have yet to lose this year, going flawless in their regular season and advancing past the bracket’s semi-finals.
Burgos, Moraes To Meet In PFL Debuts
In a double PFL debut, former UFC talents Shane Burgos and Marlon Moraes will fight.
Burgos is carrying momentum from his UFC run over to the PFL. He is currently on a two-fight winning streak, including a decision victory over Charles Jourdain from July.
Burgos will be a tough opponent for Moraes, who briefly stepped away from the sport after showing signs of regression.
Moraes will be appearing for the first time since he announced his retirement from MMA earlier this year. He is coming off the end of a UFC run that saw him suffer four consecutive losses via finish due to strikes.
In a bold, new move from the promotion, the main card of the event will air on ESPN+’s pay-per-view service. The event will be the first time that PFL airs a PPV event, with all previous shows airing on TV or as part of subscription services. While most of the card, including all title fights, will be on the PPV portion of the show, a four-fight prelims are expected to take place as well.
The most notable part of the prelims will see veterans Natan Schulte and Jeremy Stephens face off. Here’s how the card looks right now:
Main Card (PPV)
Bout 12: Kayla Harrison (15-0) vs. Larissa Pacheco (18-4) (PFL Lightweight Championship)
Bout 11: Brendan Loughnane (25-4) vs. Bubba Jenkins (19-5) (PFL Featherweight Championship)
Bout 10: Shane Burgos (15-3) vs. Marlon Moraes (23-10-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 9: Ante Delija (22-5) vs. Matheus Scheffel (17-8) (PFL Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 8: Stevie Ray (25-10) vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (16-5) (PFL Lightweight Championship)
Bout 7: TBA
Bout 6: Dilano Taylor (10-2) vs. Sadibou Sy (12-6-2) (PFL Welterweight Championship)
Bout 5: Omari Akhmedov (24-7-1) vs. Rob Wilkinson (16-2) (PFL Light Heavyweight Championship)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+) (6:00PM EDT)
Bout 4: Natan Schulte (22-5-1) vs. Jeremy Stephens (29-20) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Dakota Ditcheva (6-0) vs. Katherine Corogenes (1-0) (Flyweight)
Bout 2: Biaggio Ali Walsh (1-1) vs. Tom Graesser (0-0) (Amateur Lightweight)
Bout 1: TBA