The 2023 PFL regular season is set to continue on June 8th in Atlanta, Georgia, with former champions set to headline.
Per a press release issued today, 2023 PFL 4 will be headlined by 2022 featherweight champion Brendan Loughnane, who will be taking on Peruvian MMA staple Jesus “El Mudo” Pinedo. Loughnane will be looking to continue his win-streak and success in the PFL after having a career best year with them in 2022. To start 2023, he capitalised upon this success with a masterclass of Marlon Moraes at PFL 1. Pinedo, who fought on the undercard of the same event, lost a split decision to Gabriel Braga in his debut with the organisation.
Helming the co-main spot is 2022 light heavyweight champion “Razor” Rob Wilkinson, who is set to fight Will Fleury. 2022 was a dominant year for Wilkinson, who reeled off four consecutive finishes inside the PFL to win the season’s light heavyweight championship. Furthering this success, Wilkinson started this year with a decision victory over Thiago Santos in what was potentially the biggest name-value victory of his career. Fleury is coming off a close fought decision victory against Krzysztof Jotko, which saw a gruelling pace take its toll on both men.
Moraes and Santos will also feature on the card, along with undefeated Russian standout Movlid Kkaybulaev – the last man to defeat Brendan Loughnane.
The full lineup for 2023 PFL 4 can be seen below:
- Brendan Loughnane vs. Jesus Pinedo
- Robert Wilkinson vs. Will Fleury
- Thiago Santos vs. Mohammed Fakhreddine
- Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Daniel Torres
- Marthin Hamlet vs. Sam Kei
- Joshua Silveira vs. Delan Monte
- Bubba Jenkins vs. Jo Sungbin
- Krzystof Jotko vs. Ty Flores
- Alejandro Flores vs. Marlon Moraes
- Chris Wade vs. Ryoji Kudo
- Abigail Montes vs. TBA Showcase
- Alexei Pergande vs. TBA Showcase
Fans can expect opponents for both Montes and Pergande to be announced in the coming weeks, ahead of the event.
The event will be able to be watched live via a DAZN subscription in the UK, or via ESPN.