The 2023 Professional Fighter League (PFL) regular season has officially kicked off with an 11-fight card in the featherweight and light heavyweight divisions. Prior to the event, all fighters had to meet the weight requirements for their respective weight classes at the weigh-in. The PFL 1 2023 weigh-in results show that all fighters made weight without a problem.
The night’s main event will feature 2022 world featherweight champion Brendan Loughnane (25-4) taking on Marlon Moraes (23-11-1), a seasoned veteran who has been struggling of late. Loughnane weighed in at 146 pounds, while Moraes tipped the scales at 145.4 pounds.
In the co-main event, reigning light heavyweight king Rob Wilkinson will face Thiago Santos. Both fighters made good weight, Wilkinson weighing in at 205.4 pounds and Santos at 206 pounds.
In the light heavyweight fight, Krzysztof Jotko, who weighed 205.4 pounds, will face Will Fleury, who weighed 205.6 pounds. Meanwhile, featherweights Movlid Khaybulaev and Ryoji Kudo will collide in the Octagon, with Khaybulaev weighing in at 145.8 pounds and Kudo weighing in at 146 pounds.
Another featherweight bout on the card features Chris Wade, who weighed in at 145.6 pounds, against Bubba Jenkins, who weighed in at 146 pounds.
The PFL 1 main card will air live on ESPN and ESPN+ on Saturday, beginning at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT. Preliminaries will begin on ESPN+ at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT.
Fans are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2023 PFL regular season, with high expectations for the fighters involved. With all the main fighters making weight and ready to compete, the stage is set for an exciting night of mixed martial arts action.