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Taila Santos Faces Ilara Joanne, Blagoy Ivanov Steps In at PFL San Antonio

Talia Santos has got a new opponent for PFL debut
Fomer UFC fighter Taila Santos

Former UFC title challenger Taila Santos is set for her PFL debut with a new opponent, Ilara Joanne, following Denise Kielholtz's withdrawal, while Blagoy Ivanov replaces Bruno Cappelozza in a heavyweight matchup at PFL San Antonio on April 4.

The PFL announced the lineup changes on Tuesday, adding to the excitement of the event, which features the heavyweight and women's flyweight divisions as fighters vie for world titles and a $1 million grand prize.

Taila Santos, known for her impressive performances in the UFC, now faces Ilara Joanne, a Bellator veteran, in what promises to be a thrilling showdown in the women's flyweight division. Santos aims to make a statement in her PFL debut and continue her success in the sport.

Meanwhile, Blagoy Ivanov, a former World Series of Fighting heavyweight champion, returns to the revamped PFL after his UFC stint to take on Sergei Bilostenniy in an eagerly anticipated matchup. Ivanov's addition to the card adds another layer of excitement for fans of heavyweight MMA action.

In addition to these changes, the event will no longer feature the Kaytlin Neil vs. Veta Arteaga bout. Instead, fans can look forward to a bantamweight showcase bout between Ty Johnson and Bryce Meredith, adding depth and variety to the fight card.

The headline attraction of PFL San Antonio will be a heavyweight clash between Ante Delija and Valentin Moldavsky, rounding out an action-packed night of fights in the Lone Star State.


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