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PFL announces second-half event line-ups following 9 fighters receiving drug test suspensions



The PFL has been making headlines lately, but unfortunately, not for the right reasons. The league faced a major setback when it was announced that nine of its fighters received drug test suspensions. This included some notable names, such as Thiago Santos and Krzysztof Jotko, both former UFC standouts.


The Nevada Athletic Commission is set to hand out extended suspensions on May 17, and the fighters will be prevented from finishing their 2023 campaigns. The reason behind the suspensions has not been officially stated by the NAC, but it is clear that the PFL has taken a tough stance against performance-enhancing drugs.


Despite this setback, the PFL is moving forward and has announced its line-ups for the second half of the season. The league is set to return to the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, and the updated cards for PFL 4, PFL 5, and PFL 6 have been revealed. Fans can look forward to an exciting line-up of fighters, including some fresh faces and seasoned veterans.


While the suspensions are undoubtedly a blow to the league, it is important to note that the PFL has a zero-tolerance policy towards performance-enhancing drugs. The league has made it clear that it will not tolerate any form of cheating and will take strict action against any fighters who violate its rules.


So, while the suspensions may have cast a shadow over the league, the PFL is ready to move on and put on a great show for its fans. With a line-up of talented fighters and a commitment to fair play, the league is sure to continue to capture the attention of MMA fans around the world.


PFL 4 — Men’s Featherweights and Light Heavyweights:

Main Card:

  • Brendan Loughnane vs. Jesus Pinedo

  • Rob Wilkinson vs. Ty Flores

  • Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Tyler Diamond

  • Martin Hamlet vs. Sam Kei

  • Josh Silveira vs. Delan Monte


Preliminary Card:

  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Jo Sungbin

  • 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

PFL 5 — Heavyweights and Women’s Featherweights:

Main Card:

  • 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


Preliminary Card:

  • 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


PFL 6 — Lightweights and Welterweights:

Main Card:

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Anthony Romero

  • Sadibou Sy vs. Shane Mitchell

  • Shane Burgos vs. Yamato Nishikawa

  • Clay Collard vs. Stevie Ray


Preliminary Card:

  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. David Zawada

  • Magomed Umalatov vs. Nayib Lopez

  • Natan Schulte vs. Raush Manfio

  • Carlos Leal 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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