2024 PFL Europe event in Newcastle takes place on June 8 at the Utilita Arena

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has ignited excitement with the announcement of its 2024 PFL Europe event in Newcastle. This electric encounter is set for June 8 at the Utilita Arena, where Bantamweight and Women’s Flyweight fighters will commence their chase for glory.

The event will also mark the MMA debut of boxing sensation Savannah Marshall, who will fight Mirela Vargas of Brazil in her own backyard of Newcastle, promising an unforgettable fight night.

Additionally, the event will feature Manchester’s own Kane Mousah as he takes on Ireland’s Dylan Tuke. Lewis McGrillen is also set to return to action, contributing to a card filled with top European talent.

Ben Woolliss, a viral sensation, will also step into the PFL SmartCage for the first time on this date, adding to the star-studded lineup.

This event is a key part of the fighters’ journey in PFL Europe, as they aim to secure a place in the September playoffs and ultimately compete for the title and a $100,000 prize. The night will be packed with high-level MMA bouts including several promising and seasoned fighters aiming to make their mark.

Dan Hardy, Head of Fighter Operations for PFL Europe, shared his enthusiasm about returning to Newcastle and the quality of fighters set to compete. “Our fighters are all set to show their mettle, aiming for nothing less than the European title and a significant monetary reward,” he noted.

The standout fight will feature local hero Savannah Marshall, stepping into the MMA world against Vargas, adding local flavor to an international event.

With the promise of progression for the victors and the risk of elimination for others, the stakes are sky-high for everyone stepping into the SmartCage.

The event promises to be a blend of new challenges and familiar faces, with fighters like Dean Garnett and Frans Mlambo looking to advance in the Bantamweight division, while new talents in the Women’s Flyweight class like Shanelle Dyer and Sammy-Jo Luxton aim to impress in their debut seasons.

The full lineup of fights offers a range of compelling storylines and matchups, ensuring an action-packed event for fight fans.

Tickets for this marquee event are available on Ticketmaster, and fans won’t miss a second of the action, with live streaming available on DAZN from 5 PM GMT.

Updated PFL Europe Newcastle Main Card:


June 8 – 5 pm GMT


Main Event: Savannah Marshall (Debut) vs. Mirela Vargas (1-2)

Lightweight Showcase Bout: Kane Mousah (14-6) vs. Dylan Tuke (7-4)

Welterweight Season Bout: Jack Grant (19-8) vs. Charlie Leary (17-13-1)

Bantamweight Season Bout: Dean Garnett (12-2-1) vs. Ayton De Paepe (12-4)

Women’s Flyweight Season Bout: Shanelle Dyer (4-0) vs. Mariam Torchinava (9-2)

Featherweight Showcase Bout: Ibragim Ibragimov (6-0) vs. Josh Reed (13-8)

Bantamweight Season Bout: Frans Mlambo (15-6) vs. Luke Shanks (10-4)

Women’s Flyweight Season Bout: Lizzy Gevers (3-1) vs. Sammy-Jo Luxton (2-0)

Lightweight Showcase Bout:  Mark Ewen (5-0) vs. Mathias Poiron (7-1)

Bantamweight Season Bout: Khurshed Kakhorov (12-1) vs. Bondo Kikadze (8-3-1)

Women’s Flyweight Season Bout: Valentina Scatizzi (2-2) vs. Marie Loiseau (6-4)

Featherweight Showcase Bout: Ben Woolliss (2-0) vs. Maher Belkhadir (1-1)

Bantamweight Bout: Alexander Luster (7-1) vs. Alperen Karabulut (10-3, 1 NC)

Women’s Flyweight Bout: Dee Begley (4-5) vs. Paulina Wisniewska (2-0)

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