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All you need to know about Saturday’s PFL vs. Bellator card!



PFL vs. Bellator MMA

PFL vs. Bellator: Champs will take place on February 24, 2024, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The fight card features two matchups of current PFL champs against the titleholders from newly acquired Bellator, as well as bouts between several former champs from both promotions.

In the PFL vs. Bellator heavyweight main event, PFL champion Renan Ferreira (12-3) takes on Bellator champion Ryan Bader (31-7). The winner of the two will most likely face former UFC champion Francis Ngannou next.

In the co-main feature we will see PFL light heavyweight champ Impa Kasanganay (15-3) drop down to middleweight to face the unbeaten Bellator champion Johnny Eblen (14-0).

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Claressa Shields. Photo via Instagram (@claressashields)

Claressa Shields returns to action

The card also features boxing world champion Claressa Shields who will take on Kelsey DeSantis in her third-ever pro MMA fight.

Shields is one of only three boxers in history, female or male, to hold all four major world titles in boxing—WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO, in two separate weight divisions.

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PFL vs Bellator fight card

The bouts will be on ESPN+ pay-per-view starting at 3 p.m. ET, with prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+ at 12:30 p.m.

Main card

  • Heavyweight bout: Renan Ferreira vs. Ryan Bader
  • Middleweight bout: Impa Kasanganay vs. Johnny Eblen
  • Featherweight bout: Patrício Pitbull vs. Gabriel Alves Braga
  • Catchweight (182 lb) bout: Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Jackson
  • Heavyweight bout: Bruno Cappelozza vs. Vadim Nemkov
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero
  • Lightweight bout: Clay Collard vs. A.J. McKee

Early Card 

  • Featherweight bout: Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales
  • Lightweight bout: Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Emmanuel Palacio
  • Women’s Super Lightweight bout: Claressa Shields vs. Kelsey DeSantis
  • Featherweight bout: Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Edukondala Rao
  • Flyweight bout: Malik Basahel vs. Vinicius Pereira

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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