The Professional Fighters League wraps up a historic 2022 season with MMA’s Richest Night, the 2022 PFL World Championship, which takes place at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City on Friay, November 25. The card features six championship bouts, as well as highly-anticipated debuts from the fastest-rising stars in mixed martial arts. The main event will feature undefeated American Kayla Harrison facing Brazilian knockout artist Larissa Pacheco for the PFL Women’s Lightweight Championship.
Harrison, who weighed in at 154.4-pounds, is gunning for her third-straight reign as PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion. A win on Friday will make her the league’s first and only three-time champion and cement her place as the best fighter in women’s MMA today.
Looking to end Harrison’s unbeaten streak will be Pacheco, who weighed in at 154.2-pounds. Pacheco has won her last five fights by knockout and is looking to claim her first PFL World Championship when she squares off with Harrison again.
In the co-main event, England’s Brendan Loughnane meets Bubba “Bad Man” Jenkins of the United States for the PFL Featherweight Championship.
Loughnane, who weighed in at 144.8-pounds, will compete for the first PFL championship of his career. The Manchester native ran through some of the league’s best 145-pounders to reach the finals and earn a shot at PFL gold and the million-dollar purse.
Jenkins, who weighed in at 145-pounds attempts to add another championship to his already impressive list of accolades. The former NCAA Division I wrestling champion will try to grapple his way to a PFL title and a million-dollar check.
Croatia’s Ante Delija (241.8 lbs.) and Brazil’s Matheus Scheffel (256.4 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Heavyweight Championship bout.
Canada’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier (154.6 lbs.) and Scotland’s Stevie Ray (154.6 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Lightweight Championship bout.
Sweden’s Sadibou Sy (169.6 lbs.) and PFL Challenger Series contract winner, Jamaica’s Dilano Taylor (169.4 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Welterweight Championship bout.
New Zealand’s Robert Wilkinson (204.6 lbs.) and Omari Akhmedov (202.8 lbs.) both made weight for their PFL Light Heavyweight Championship bout.
COMPLETE 2022 PFL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS:
ESPN+ PPV Championship Card
PFL Women’s Lightweight Championship:
Larissa Pacheco defeated Kayla Harrison via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) to win women’s lightweight championship
PFL Featherweight Championship:
Brendan Loughnane defeated Bubba Jenkins via TKO (punches) to win featherweight championship – Round 4, 2:38
PFL Heavyweight Championship:
Ante Delija defeated Matheus Scheffel via TKO (punches) to win heavyweight championship – Round 1, 2:50
Women’s Featherweight Showcase:
Aspen Ladd defeated Julia Budd via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PFL Lightweight Championship:
Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeated Stevie Ray via KO (punch) to lightweight championship – Round 2, 4:40
PFL Welterweight Championship:
Sadibou Sy defeated Dilano Taylor to win welterweight championship via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
PFL Light Heavyweight Championship:
Robert Wilkinson defeated Omari Akhmedov via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) to win light heavyweight championship – Round 2, 5:00
ESPN+ Early Card
Sheymon Moraes defeated Marlon Moraes via TKO – Round 3, 0:58
Natan Schulte defeated Jeremy Stephens via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 2, 1:32
Magomed Magomedkerimov defeated Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Women’s Flyweight Showcase:
Dakota Ditcheva defeated Katherine Corogenes via KO – Round 1, 4:20
Lightweight Amateur Bout:
Biaggio Ali Walsh defeated Tom Graesser via KO – Round 1, 0:45
MyMMANews.com – We cover everything from MMA, BJJ, Bare Knuckle, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Judo