Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Harrison to Face
Former Featherweight Champion, Budd

Six World Titles and $6 Million on the line at the 2023 PFL World Championship,
Tickets available via Ticketmaster on September 20 at 10 AM ET

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


(September 13, 2023) - The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced that two-time PFL World Champion, Kayla Harrison, will return to the PFL SmartCage on Friday, November 24 at the 2023 PFL World Championship from The Anthem in Washington D.C. and live on ESPN+ Pay Per View.

Tickets for MMA’s richest night, the 2023 PFL World Championship, presented by CELSIUS® Essential Energy, will be on sale September 20. The event will feature 12 finalists set to face off for six world titles and six $1 million dollar championship purses.

Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the top combat sports athletes in the world will make her MMA return against Julia Budd. Budd, a former Featherweight Champion, Canadian kick boxer and mixed martial artist, has amassed 17 victories during her storied career. 

“The stage is set for the 2023 PFL World Championship on Friday, November 24, live from The Anthem in Washington D.C., and includes the return of MMA superstar Kayla Harrison to the PFL SmartCage,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “The 2023 PFL Season will culminate with the biggest night in MMA, the 2023 PFL World Championship. Six incredible athletes will walk out of the PFL SmartCage with a PFL World Championship title and a $1 million check.”

2023 PFL World Championship Card

PFL Lightweight Championship

  • Clay Collard vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier

PFL Welterweight Championship

  • Sadibou Sy vs Magomed Magomedkerimov

PFL Heavyweight Championship

  • Renan Ferreira vs Denis Goltsov

PFL Women’s Featherweight Championship

  • Larissa Pacheco vs Marina Mokhnatkina 

PFL Featherweight Championship

  • Jesus Pinedo vs Gabriel Braga

PFL Light Heavyweight Championship

  • Joshua Silveira vs Impa Kasanganay

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)