Pettis Draws ‘Cassius’ Clay For PFL Debut

UFC 249 Pettis v Cerrone
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Professional Fighters League (PFL) makes its return to the combat sports landscape for the 2021 regular season, kicking things off on ESPN2/ESPN+ with the featherweight and lightweight brackets. A city and venue are expected to be announced in the coming days.

PFL missed the entire 2020 season as a result of COVID-19, but kept busy during quarantine with a bevy of high-profile signings. Those include former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, who makes his promotional debut opposite fellow UFC export Clay Collard.

Here is the finalized PFL fight card and lineup for April 23:

PFL 1 Main Card on ESPN2:

Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Collard
Marcin Held vs. Natan Schulte
Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Jason Soares
Bubba Jenkins vs. Lance Palmer

PFL Prelims Card on ESPN+:

Johnny Case vs. Loik Radzhabov
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joilton Lutterbach
Akhmed Aliev vs. Mikhail Odintsov
Tyler Diamond vs. Jo Sungbin
Brendan Loughnane vs. Sheymon Moraes

Upcoming PFL regular season events will be held on April 29, May 6, and June 10, 17, and 25.

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