Savannah Marshall vs. Mirela Vargas on June 8 at the Utilita Arena

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), known for its rapid growth and fresh approach to combat sports, unveiled the complete lineup for its Newcastle fight on Saturday, June 8th. The event shines a spotlight on Savannah Marshall, the boxing world champion stepping into the MMA cage for the first time against Mirela Vargas of Brazil. As fighters in the Bantamweight and Women’s Flyweight divisions clash, they vie for their chance at the playoffs coming this September.

The 2024 PFL Europe season is set to deliver relentless excitement with both seasoned and rising stars from across Europe vying for the PFL Europe Championship and a $100,000 prize. Marshall, a local favorite and knockout specialist, enters the MMA world against Vargas, a challenger with three professional fights to her name, ready to face a fiercely supportive Newcastle crowd.

The event not only marks Marshall’s high-profile shift from boxing to MMA but also features an array of top-tier European MMA talents. Scheduled to broadcast exclusively in the UK on DAZN starting at 5 PM GMT, fans can secure their tickets via Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Dan Hardy, Head of Fighter Operations for PFL Europe, expressed excitement about returning to Newcastle, where PFL Europe first launched. He highlighted the deep talent pool within the Bantamweight and Women’s Flyweight divisions, all eager to fight their way to the European title and a spot in the Global Season. The night promises to showcase upcoming talents and simmering rivalries, all centered around Marshall’s debut, igniting local and international interest.

Updated PFL Europe Newcastle Main Card:

DAZN (U.K.) 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)

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Start Time: 5 PM GMT (UK) / 12 PM EST (USA)
  • Streaming: Exclusively on DAZN in the UK
  • Venue: Newcastle, UK
  • Tickets Available at: Ticketmaster.co.uk