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Women’s Flyweight Lineup Revealed for PFL Challenger Series



A clash between Chelsea Hackett and Desiree Yanez will top the women’s flyweight lineup for PFL Challenger Series on Feb. 24.

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The promotion announced the pairings for the event on Wednesday. The card will mark the debut of the 125-pound division in the PFL and streams exclusively on Fubo Sports. In the co-main event, muay thai stylist Kaytlin Neil will face Belgian fighter Griet Eeckhout.

Two other bouts will round out the card, as Invicta FC veteran Helen Peralta squares off against Team Oyama product Lisa Mauldin, while four-time UFC competitor Shanna Young faces Contender Series alum Sandra Lavado.

“As we approach the kickoff to the 2023 PFL Challenger Series, we are excited to introduce our new women’s flyweight division as a part of this year’s eight-week competition being held live from Universal Studios Florida,”PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo said in a release.

Australia’s Hackett is coming off a second-round TKO loss to Victoria Leonardo on the Contender Series in November 2020. The WMC and WBC muay thai champion from Australia owns a 3-1-1 career mark in professional MMA.

Currently the champion for the Peak Fighting organization, Yanez has compiled a 6-4 record while competing for promotions such as Bellator MMA, Combate Global and Legacy Fighting Alliance.
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