Former PFL Featherweight Runner-Ups Jenkins and Wade Face Off in Trilogy Affair

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Six World Titles and $6 Million on the line at 2023 PFL World Championship

2023 PFL World Championship Friday, November 24 at The Anthem in Washington
D.C. Live on ESPN+ PPV


NEW YORK (September 20, 2023) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the full card for the 2023 PFL World Championship on Friday, November 24 from The Anthem in Washington D.C. The main event will be live on ESPN+ Pay Per View preceded by the prelims on ESPN+.

Tickets for MMA’s richest night, the 2023 PFL World Championship, presented by CELSIUS® Essential Energy, are on sale now for the event featuring 12 finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million dollar championship purses. 

Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, will return to the PFL SmartCage to take on Joel Lopez in an amateur bout. Ali Walsh is 4-0 in the PFL with four knockouts after winning his 5th straight fight via knockout against Ed Davis at the PFL Playoffs in New York City in an amateur bout.

Bubba Jenkins and Chris Wade are set for a Featherweight trilogy matchup at the 2023 PFL World Championship.

“The 2023 PFL World Championship is set for Friday, November 24, live from The Anthem in Washington D.C., featuring the best fighters in the world competing on the biggest night in MMA,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “From six fighters walking out with a PFL World Championship title and $1 million check, to MMA stars such as Kayla Harrison and Biaggio Ali Walsh returning to the PFL SmartCage, the 2023 PFL World Championship will be our biggest event yet.”

2023 PFL World Championship Card


PFL Lightweight Championship

  • #2 Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. #1 Clay Collard  

PFL Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Denis Goltsov vs. #2 Renan Ferreira 

 PFL Women’s Featherweight Championship

  • #1 Larissa Pacheco vs. # Marina Mokhnatkina

Showcase – Women’s Featherweight

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd

 PFL Welterweight Championship

  • #3 Sadibou Sy vs. #1 Magomed Magomedkerimov

 PFL Featherweight Championship

  • #2 Gabriel Braga vs. #4 Jesus Pinedo

 PFL Light Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Joshua Silveira vs. #3 Impa Kasanganay

ESPN+ Prelims
Lightweight Amateur 

  • Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Joel Lopez 

 Showcase – Featherweight

  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade

 Showcase – Bantamweight

  • Khai Wu vs. Phil Caracappa

 Showcase – Featherweight

  • Jesse Stirn vs. Josh Blyden

PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company worldwide. PFL is the only league in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in regular season, playoffs, and championships each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL’s fighter roster hails from over 20 countries and 25% of PFL fighters are independently ranked in the top 25 of their weight-class. The company leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and a next-gen viewing experience.

Professional Fighters League (PFL) is the #1 fastest growing sports league and the #2 MMA company worldwide. PFL offers viewers the most innovative viewing experience in sports and PFL is the only league in MMA with the sports-season format. 

PFL has four global live fight franchises: PFL League Season, PFL Challenger Series, PFL PPV SUPER FIGHTS, and PFL International Regional Leagues.

PFL was founded in 2018 and is backed by major blue-chip investors including SRJ, Ares, Knighthead, Luxor Capital, Waverley Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and numerous NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS team owners. 

MMA is the growth sport of this decade, with 650 million fans worldwide, the youngest audience demographic of any sport, and true global revenue streams.; Instagram (@PFLmma); Twitter (@PFLMMA); Facebook (/PFLmma)