Professional Fighters League Announces Lineups for Three June Events in Atlanta

The Professional Fighters League on Friday unveiled matchups for the second half of its 2023 PFL Regular Season, which resumes on June 8 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.

News broke earlier this week -- originally reported by MMAFighting -- that nine fighters had tested positive for undisclosed banned substances after their bouts in the PFL heavyweight, light heavyweight and featherweight brackets. The list includes heavyweights Bruno Cappelozza, Cezar Ferreira and Rizvan Kuniev, light heavyweights Thiago Santos, Krzysztof Jotko, Will Fleury and Mohammad Fakhreddine, as well as featherweights Daniel Torres and Alejandro Flores. The fighters have been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and are notably absent from the cards released Friday.

Despite the suspensions, the three June lineups still pack plenty of firepower and are all headlined by 2022 PFL Season winners: Featherweight king Brendan Loughnane will top the June 8 event against Jesus Pinedo; heavyweight ace Ante Delija will lock horns with Maurice Greene atop the June 16 bill; lightweight ruler Olivier Aubin-Mercier will man the marquee versus Anthony Romero.

“The PFL is excited to return to OTE Arena in Atlanta for the second half of the 2023 Regular Season with three-action packed events,” said Ray Sefo, president of fighter operations for PFL. “Each fighter will have one final attempt to punch their ticket to the PFL Playoffs and take a step closer to a $1 million prize.”

June 8, Light Heavyweights and Featherweights:

Brendan Loughnane vs. Jesus Pinedo
Rob Wilkinson vs. Ty Flores
Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Tyler Diamond
Marthin Hamlet vs. Sam Kei
Joshua Silveira vs. Delan Monte
Bubba Jenkins vs. Sung Bin Jo
Marlon Moraes vs. Gabriel Braga
Chris Wade vs. Ryoji Kudo
Impa Kasanganay vs. Tim Caron
Taylor Johnson vs. Andrew Sanchez
Abigail Montes vs. Brandy Hester
Alexei Pergande vs. Akeem Bashir

June 16, Heavyweights and Women’s Featherweights:

Ante Delija vs. Maurice Greene
Larissa Pacheco vs. Amber Leibrock
Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Travell Miller
Aspen Ladd vs. Karolina Sobek
Renan Ferreira vs. Matheus Scheffel
Denis Goltsov vs. Yorgan De Castro
Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Evelyn Martins
Danilo Marques vs. Marcelo Nunes
Julia Budd vs. Martina Jindrova
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Yoko Higashi
Patrick Brady vs. Jordan Heiderman
Isaiah Pinson vs. Denzel Freeman

June 23, Welterweights and Lightweights:

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Anthony Romero
Sadibou Sy vs. Shane Mitchell
Shane Burgos vs. Yamato Nishikawa
Clay Collard vs. Steven Ray
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. David Zawada
Magomed Umalatov vs. Nayib Lopez Miranda
Natan Schulte vs. Raush Manfio
Carlos Leal Miranda vs. Dilano Taylor
Alexander Martinez vs. Bruno Miranda
Jarrah Al-Silawi vs. Cedric Doumbe
Brahyan Zurcher vs. Mike Bardsley
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Lamar Brown

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