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PFL 1 Fight Card, 2023
The PFL 1 fight card, 2023 is set for action from the Virgin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The event will air live on Saturday April 1, 2023 and can be viewed on Fubo Sports Network. This will be the night to kick off the 2023 PFL regular season. PFL 1 kicks off with two of last years champions heading the card.
PFL 1 Main Event, 2023
Brendan Loughnane (25-4-0) will meet Marlon ‘Chico’ Moraes in a featherweight main event.
Loughnane won the PFL 2022 title last year, when he fought against Bubba Jenkins in the final. Undoubtedly, Loughnane had a tough road to the championship and he rose up to meet every challenge. He claims that injuries that plagued him last year are not present this year, and he feels good about his chances to reclaim the title and prize.
Marlon Mares is a veteran who was unable to compete in last years season. This fighter poses many problems for Loughnane. He has not lost in the PFL and will look to step in against the best in his first fight of the season.
PFL 1 Co-main Event, 2023
In the co-main event, Robert Wilkinson (17-2-0) will welcome newcomer to the PFL Thiago Santos (22-11-0) in a light heavyweight matchup that consequently could be the best fight of the season.
Robert Wilkinson is last years champion and will likely pose a difficult task for Santos. In the 2022 PFL final Wilkinson fought a bloody battle against Omari Akhmedov. By the end of that fight Omari Akhmedov was a bloody mess. Robert Wilkinson was undoubtedly one of the most impressive, if not the most impressive fighter in the 2022 PFL season.
Thiago Santos says he’s excited to face off against Robert Wilkinson. Having lost a close split decision to Jon Jones, Santos has accordingly seen his share of adversity. Leaving the UFC while remaining in the top 10, he is up for some serious competition.
Regardless of the outcome, these two could still meet later in the finals, should the point system permit it. Regardless, this fight has the makings of a potential fight of the year.
Don’t forget, the long awaited rematch of rivals Bubba Jenkins vs Chris Wade will also be going down on this card. It looks like it is shaping up to be an awesome night of fights for the PFL.
PFL 1 Fight Card, 2023
Main Event (airing on Fubo Sports at 9:00 PM ET)
Brendan Loughnane (25-4-0), (-720) vs Marlon Moraes (23-11-1), (+520) – featherweight bout
Robert Wilkinson (17-2-0), (-190) vs Thiago Santos (22-11-0), (+160) – light heavyweight bout
Krysztof Jotko (24-6-0), (-350) vs Will Fleury (11-3-0), (+290) – light heavyweight bout
Movlid Khaybulaev (19-0-1, 1NC), (-660) vs Ryoji Kudo (11-4-1), (+490) – featherweight bout
Chris Wade (22-8-0), (-170) vs Bubba Jenkins (19-6-0), (+145) – featherweight bout
Marthin Hamlet (10-4-0), (-145) vs Mohammad Fakhreddine (15-4-0), (+125) – light heavyweight bout
Josh Silveira (9-1-0), (-560) vs Sam Kei (8-6-0), (+430) – light heavyweight bout
Alejandro Flores (21-4-0), (+200) vs Daniel Torres (14-5-0), (-240) – featherweight bout
Jo Sungbin (9-2-0), (-170) vs Jesus Pinedo (20-5-1), (+145) – featherweight bout
Delan Monte (9-3-0), (-190) vs Ty Flores (11-4-0), (+160) – light heavyweight bout
Cory Hendricks (9-5-0), (+115) vs Impa Kasanganay (11-3-0), (-135) – light heavyweight bout
Check out this 2023 PFL Season Preview courtesy of PFL MMA.
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