PFL 2024 Season Kickoff: Elite Fighters, $1 Million Battles, and Fan Favorites

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) just rolled out the lineup for the opening trio of fights for the 2024 season, set to dazzle fans live on ESPN in the States and stream through DAZN in Canada and Europe, plus other select sports outlets across the globe.

In the unique setup of the PFL, top-notch fighters from every corner of the planet throw down in a structured season, battling through the initial rounds, playoffs, and the finals, with the champions of each of the six divisions pocketing a cool $1 million.

Kicking off on April 4 at the Boeing Center in San Antonio, TX, the inaugural event of the 2024 season will spotlight the mightiest in the Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight divisions. The main attraction pits 2022 PFL heavyweight king Ante Delija against Valentin Moldavsky, the ex-interim heavyweight champ from Bellator, with Denis Goltsov and Linton Vassell throwing down in the evening’s second marquee fight.

The action shifts to The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas on April 12 for the second event, shining a light on the Light Heavyweight and Lightweight fighters. The headliner features a clash between Phil Davis, the former Bellator Light Heavyweight champ, and Robert Wilkinson, the 2022 PFL Lightweight victor, with a bout between 2023 PFL Light Heavyweight victor Impa Kasanganay and Alex Polizzi also on the card.

The third event, rounding out the first half of the 2024 PFL season, lands in Chicago’s Wintrust Arena on April 19. This night brings the Welterweight and Featherweight fighters to the fore. In the spotlight is the unbeaten Welterweight Magomed Umalatov facing off against Andrey Koreshkov, the erstwhile Bellator Welterweight champ, with 2022 PFL Featherweight champion Brendan Loughnane taking on Pedro Carvalho in the co-main bout.

PFL San Antonio – April 4, 2024 San Antonio, TX – 10 pm EST on ESPN 2 and ESPN +
Heavyweight Regular Season Main Event: Ante Delija (24-5) vs. Valentin Moldavsky (12-3)
Heavyweight Regular Season Co-Main Event: Denis Goltsov (32-8) vs. Linton Vassell (24-8)
Women’s Flyweight Regular Season Bout: Liz Carmouche (20-7) vs. Juliana Velasquez (12-2)
Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Tyrell Fortune (13-2) vs. Daniel James (14-7-1)

PFL San Antonio – Early Card – 6 pm EST on ESPN +
Women’s Flyweight Regular Season Bout: Dakota Ditcheva (10-0) vs. Lisa Mauldin (6-3)
Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Bruno Cappelozza (15-7) vs. Sergei Bilostenniy (11-3)
Women’s Flyweight Regular Season Bout: Taila Santos (19-3) vs. Denise Kielholtz (8-5)
Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Steve Mowry (10-1-1) vs. Oleg Popov (16-1)
Women’s Flyweight Regular Season Bout: Kana Watanabe (12-2-1) vs. Shanna Young (9-5)
Women’s Flyweight Regular Season Bout: Chelsea Hackett (4-1-1) vs. Jena Bishop (6-0)
Featherweight Showcase Bout: Lucas Brennan (9-0) vs. Dimitre Ivy (12-7)

PFL Las Vegas – April 12, 2024 Las Vegas, NV – 9 pm EST on ESPN 2 and ESPN +
Light Heavyweight Regular Season Main Event: Phil Davis (24-7) vs. Robert Wilkinson (17-2)
Light Heavyweight Regular Season Co-Main Event: Impa Kasanganay (15-4) vs. Alex Polizzi (10-3)
Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Clay Collard (24-12) vs. Patricky Pitbull (25-12)
Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Mads Burnell (18-5) vs. Michael Dufort (12-4)
Light Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Sadibou Sy (16-7-2) vs. Josh Silveira (12-2)
Light Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Antonio Carlos Jr. (15-5) vs. Simon Biyong (9-3)

PFL Las Vegas – Early Card – 6 pm EST on ESPN +
Light Heavyweight Regular Season Bout: Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (21-7-1) vs. Jakob Nedoh (8-1)
Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Bruno Miranda (16-4) vs. Brent Primus (12-3)
Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Gadzhi Rabadanov (20-4-2) vs. Solomon Renfro (11-4)
Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Jay Jay Wilson (10-1) vs. Adam Piccolotti (14-5)
Heavyweight Showcase Bout: Marcelo Nunes (10-2) vs. Giacomo Lemos (8-0)

PFL Chicago – April 19, 2024 Chicago, IL – 10 pm EST on ESPN and ESPN +
Welterweight Regular Season Main Event: Andrey Koreshkov (27-4) vs. Magomed Umalatov (14-0)
Featherweight Regular Season Co-Main Event: Brendan Loughnane (27-5) vs. Pedro Carvalho (13-8)
Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Logan Storley (15-2) vs. Shamil Musaev (16-0-1)
Featherweight Regular Season Bout: Gabriel Braga (12-1) vs. Justin Gonzalez (14-3)
Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Goiti Yamauchi (28-6) vs. Neiman Gracie (12-4)
Featherweight Regular Season Bout: Bubba Jenkins (21-7) vs. Kai Kamaka (12-5-1)

PFL Chicago – Early Card – 6:30 pm EST on ESPN +
Featherweight Regular Season Bout: Adam Borics (18-2) vs. Enrique Barzola (20-7-2)
Featherweight Regular Season Bout: Timur Khizriev (14-0) vs. Brett Johns (20-3)
Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Laureano Staropoli (13-5) vs. Murad Ramazanov (11-0)
Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Don Madge (10-4-1) vs. Kyle Crutchmer (10-2)

“The Professional Fighters League is excited to return to Regular Season action this April with three hard-hitting and crowd-pleasing events,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “The PFL’s extensive roster of world-class fighters, which now includes Bellator stars, means the toughest test in MMA, the PFL Regular Season, just got tougher.”