Rory MacDonald and Dilano Taylor make weight for their
Welterweight semifinal bout

Ante Delija and Renan Ferreira make weight for their
Heavyweight semifinal bout

2022 PFL Playoffs Cardiff airs live this Saturday, August 13th starting at 12:00 PM ET
on ESPN+, the action continues on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET.


CARDIFF, WALES - The Professional Fighters League, the fastest-growing and most innovative sports league in the world, the 2022 PFL Playoffs continue as PFL heads to the United Kingdom for the first time for PFL Playoffs Cardiff. PFL Playoffs Cardiff takes place at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The card will feature must-see semifinals bouts in the Welterweight and Heavyweight divisions. Rory “The Red King'' MacDonald faces off against Dilano “The Postman” Taylor in a welterweight semifinals headliner.

MacDonald, who came in at 171-pounds, finished the 2022 Regular Season as the top-seeded welterweight thanks to a first-round submission victory over Brett Cooper back at PFL 3. For the second season in a row, MacDonald finds himself in the postseason, and looks to advance to the PFL World Championships for the first time. Taylor, meanwhile, came in at 169-pounds for the opportunity of a lifetime. He steps in as a replacement for fourth-seeded welterweight contender Magomed Umalatov, who was forced to withdraw from the 2022 PFL Playoffs.

In the co-main event, 2021 Heavyweight Runner-Up Ante “Walking Trouble” Delijafaces knockout artist Renan “Problema” Ferreira in a heavyweight semifinals showdown.

Delija, who weighed in at 242-pounds, went undefeated in his 2022 Regular Season campaign, notching wins over Matheus Scheffel and Shelton Graves to secure the number 2-seed. Ferreira, who weighed in at 257-pounds, entered the postseason as the number 3-seed thanks to a historic 25-second demolition of Jamelle Jones.

In the other heavyweight semifinals bout, fifth-seeded Matheus Scheffel (259 lbs.) meets Juan Adams (265 lbs.), who replaces top-seeded Denis Goltsov.

The other welterweight semifinals bout features second-seeded Sadibou Sy (171 lbs.) take on third-seeded Carlos Leal (171 lbs.).


PFL Europe Qualifiers (ESPN+)

  • PFL Europe Qualifiers - Light Heavyweight: Will Fleury (205 lbs) vs. Anthony Salamone (203 lbs)
  • PFL Europe Qualifiers - Lightweight: Vojto Barborik (154 lbs) vs. Radu Maxim (155lbs)
  • PFL Europe Qualifiers - Bantamweight: Mokhtar Benkaci (134 lbs) vs. Francesco Nuzzi (135 lbs) 

Semifinals Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+)

  • 2022 Welterweight Semifinal: Rory MacDonald (171lbs ) vs. Dilano Taylor (169 lbs)
  • 2022 Heavyweight Semifinal: Ante Delija (242 lbs) vs. Renan Ferreira (257 lbs)
  • 2022 Heavyweight Semifinal: Matheus Scheffel (259 lbs) vs. Juan Adams (265 lbs)
  • 2022 Welterweight Semifinal: Sadibou Sy (171 lbs) vs. Carlos Leal (171 lbs)
  • PFL Europe Qualifiers - Featherweight: Nathan Kelly (146 lbs)  vs. Ben Ellis (145 lbs) 

Showcase Undercard (ESPN+)

  • Lightweight Showcase: Joshua O’Connor (154 lbs) vs. Emran Sakhizada (155 lbs)
  • Light Heavyweight Showcase: Mick Stanton (204 lbs) vs. Marcin Wojcik (205 lbs)
  • Welterweight Showcase: Chris Mixan (170 lbs) vs. Christian Stigenberg (170 lbs)
  • Heavyweight Showcase: Ronny Markes (245 lbs) vs. Szymon Bajor (236 lbs)
  • Light Heavyweight Swing Bout: Lee Chadwick (205 lbs) vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala (205 lbs)