The PFL Challenger Series Week 8 results, 2023 is the final week of the challenger series. The event aired live from Universal Studios Orlando, FL on Friday, 3/17/2023 on Fubo Sports.
It was an entertaining night of fights despite most of the fights going to the judges.
Sadeck Sanon and Ali Omar went at it with a pretty good striking exchange. Omar was able to secure a takedown near the end of the fight but could not maintain top position. Following the close fight, the judges awarded Ali Omar the split decision victory.
Kendley St Louis used a mix of boxing and wrestling to dominate Paulo Laia. St Louis may not have gotten a stop in this fight but he looked poised and ready to be on someone’s roster. Undoubtedly the judges got this one right and awarded Kendley St. Louis the unanimous decision win.
Following all the entertaining fights, it was down to Evelyn Martins and Denzel Freeman. Evelyn Martins won a unanimous decision in a difficult battle over Jackie Cataline. Denzel Washington threw a head kick at his opponent that connected and eventually setup a first round TKO, and the only stoppage of the night.
The judges all went for the heavyweight with the first round finish however the fans edged it out for Denzel Freeman as well. Ray Sefo came out with his medal and PFL swag to make it official. Lastly, Freeman stated he fits in well with the division and is ready for the future at PFL. With a significantly impressive performance and an undefeated record, it’s difficult to dispute.
PFL Challenger Series Week 8 Results, 2023
Main Event (airedg on Fubo Sports at 9:00 PM ET)
Kendly St. Louis (9-4-0) vs Paulo Laia (14-7-0) – lightweight bout – St Louis by unanimous decision
Jackie Cataline (2-2-0) vs Evelyn Martins (4-0-0) – women’s featherweight bout – Martins by unanimous decision – contract runner up
Denzel Freeman (4-0-0) vs Raiden Kovacs (0-0-0) – heavyweight bout – Freeman by 1st round TKO – contract winner
Sadeck Sanon (3-1-0) vs Ali Omar (5-2-0) – welterweight bout – Omar by split decision win
Tonight simultaneously concluded the 2023 PFL Challenger series while awarding the years final contract. Be sure to check back in to the PFL News and catch the start to an unquestionably awesome 2023 PFL regular season on April 1st, with featherweights and light heavyweights on the card.
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