PFL 2: Rory MacDonald vs. Curtis Millender struggle card.
The Skilled Fighters League returns this Friday for its second card in as many weeks, which options each the welterweight and lightweight heavyweight divisions.
Headlining the PFL 2 card shall be former Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald and former UFC, LFA and Bellator vet Curtis Millender. MacDonald signed for the promotion in late 2019 following the lack of his Bellator welterweight world title. “The Pink King” was anticipated to struggle 2019 PFL finalist David Michaud, nonetheless Michaud was compelled to withdraw from the struggle attributable to a coronary heart situation. Now, Millender is stepping in on quick discover to face MacDonald in the primary occasion. Millender final fought contained in the Bellator cage in 2020, dropping a unanimous determination to Sabah Homasi.
2019 PFL welterweight match winner Ray Cooper III returns for his third season in a row to attempt to defend his throne. Cooper was a finalist in 2018, however clawed his approach again to the ultimate final season and defeated Michaud by way of second-round TKO to earn $1 million and the belt. Cooper takes on newcomer Jason Ponet. Additionally of observe, mild heavyweight match winner Emiliano Sordi will open up the primary card towards Chris Camozzi.
Notable newcomers to the PFL this season embody Tom Lawlor, Cezar Ferreira and Antonio Carlos Junior.
Full PFL 2: Rory MacDonald vs. Curtis Millender struggle card
* Battle card topic to alter
Essential Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2):
- Rory MacDonald vs. Curtis Millender
- Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Ponet
- Gleison Tibau vs. Joao Zeferino
- Emiliano Sordi vs. Chris Camozzi
Preliminary Card (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+):
- Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Tom Lawlor
- Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jordan Younger
- Cezar Ferreira vs. Nick Roehrick
- Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin
- Dan Spohn vs. Marthin Hamlet