Chris Wade vs Brendan Loughnane scheduled for PFL 8
The Professional Fighters League has begun putting their next several of cards together, PFL 7, going down August 5, PFL 8, going down August 13, and PFL 9, going down on August 20.
PFL 9 is to be hosted live from the Copper Box Arena in London, England.
Co-headlining this event is a featherweight match up showcasing UFC veteran Chris Wade, who travels to enemy territory to face Brendan Loughnane.
This is a very exciting bout for so many reasons.
Chris Wade came to the PFL in 2018 after a successful 5-2 stint with the UFC, and though he couldn’t quite get past the hump in 2018, losing twice to two-time PFL lightweight champion Natan Schulte, or in 2019, losing his semi-final bout to Loik Radzhabov, he made it to the finals last year, losing to Movlid Khaybulaev.
But, he’s gone 5-1 over his last six outings, 8-2 over his last ten, and he’s already 2-0 thus far into the 2022 season, boasting wins over two-time PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer (UD), as well as fellow UFC veteran Kyle Bochniak (TKO).
Brendan Loughnane came to the PFL in late 2019 following a victory on the Contender Series, and he’s gone 6-1 within the promotion thus far into his tenure.
He too was defeated by Movlid Khaybulaev last year, his latest defeat, and he too has gone 2-0 thus far into the 2022 season.
Both of these talents are very well rounded, and neither has ever been finished; all seven of Wade’s defeats (22-7) coming via decision, and all four of Loughnane’s (23-4) coming via decision as well, three of which were split.
It was just a matter of time before these two were paired up together, and we finally get to see it go down next month.
Who do you see coming out on top in this featherweight semi-final match up at PFL 9?
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