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PFL vs. Bellator: Clash of Champions

Don’t miss the historic clash between PFL and Bellator champions in a thrilling MMA event. Find out who will face Francis Ngannou next. Get live updates and highlights on CBS Sports.

Fight Weight Class
Renan Ferreira vs. Ryan Bader Heavyweights
Impa Kasanganay vs. Johny Eblen Middleweights
Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Jackson 182-pound catchweights
Bruno Cappelozza vs. Vadim Nemkov Heavyweights
Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero Light Heavyweights
Clay Collard vs. AJ McKee Lightweights

A new era begins for PFL and Bellator as they collide in a historic event. The main card features thrilling matchups, including heavyweight champions Renan Ferreira and Ryan Bader going head-to-head. Impa Kasanganay moves up to middleweight to challenge Johnny Eblen, while Ray Cooper III faces off against Jason Jackson at a catchweight of 182 pounds. Other exciting fights include Bruno Cappelozza vs. Vadim Nemkov, Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero, and Clay Collard vs. AJ McKee.

A Clash of Champions

A new era begins for the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and Bellator on Saturday as they collide in a historic event. This PFL vs. Bellator card showcases the best fighters from both organizations, including champions from each league. The main event of the evening will determine the next opponent for mixed martial arts superstar Francis Ngannou.

Originally planned as a champion vs. champion super card, the event faced some setbacks due to injuries. However, it still promises to deliver an action-packed night of fights. The heavyweight champions, Renan Ferreira from PFL and Ryan Bader from Bellator, will headline the event with a high-stakes MMA battle. The winner of this clash will earn the opportunity to face off against the formidable Ngannou. Another exciting matchup on the card is the co-main event, featuring PFL light heavyweight champion Impa Kasanganay moving up to middleweight to challenge Bellator’s 185-pound champion, Johnny Eblen. Additionally, fans can look forward to the welterweight showdown between Bellator champion Jason Jackson and former PFL tournament winner Ray Cooper III, who will meet at a catchweight of 182 pounds.

However, the opening fight of the main card might steal the show. Clay Collard, known for his thrilling performances, will welcome former Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee to the cage. And for those seeking a clash between two experienced UFC fighters, Thiago Santos and Yoel Romero will go head-to-head.

Stay tuned with CBS Sports for live updates, results, and highlights from this epic event. The main card kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV, following the preliminary bouts at 12:30 ET.