Bruno Cappelozza has his next opponent…
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced its opening regular-season matchups for the heavyweight and featherweight divisions on April 28, with the Brazilian professional mixed martial artist among those set to compete.
PFL’s regular-season format begins April 20 with the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions at the same venue.
In the co-main event, Brendan Loughnane (21-4), of England, will take on Japan’s Ryoji Kudo (10-2-1). Loughnane was impressive in his 2021 PFL campaign, advancing to the semifinals before losing a split decision to eventual tournament winner Movlid Khaybulaev.
In addition to Cappelozza, former PFL champions Ali Isaev and Lance Palmer are on the card.
“With three current or former Professional Fighters League World Champions on the PFL 2 card on April 28, fans around the world are in for a major night of action,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a statement.
The PFL follows a regular season/playoffs format that is unique in professional mixed martial arts. Tournament winners receive a $1 million prize at the end of the year.
The full lineup for PFL 2 includes:
- Cappelozza vs. Austin, heavyweight
- Loughnane vs. Kudo, featherweight
- Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel, heavyweight
- Renan Ferreira vs. Jamelle Jones, heavyweight
- Lance Palmer vs. Chris Wade, featherweight
- Bubba Jenkins vs. Jo Sungbin, featherweight
- Denis Goltsov vs. Sam Kei, heavyweight
- Ali Isaev vs. Klidson Abreu, heavyweight
- Sheymon Moraes vs. Boston Salmon, featherweight
- Alejandro Flores vs. Saba Bolaghi, featherweight