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Exciting PFL Playoff Action Returns to New York City

Don’t miss the exciting PFL Playoff action in New York City as Renan Ferreira takes on Maurice Greene in the heavyweight main event, and Larissa Pacheco faces Olena Kolesnyk in a pivotal women’s featherweight matchup.

PFL Playoff action is set to make a thrilling comeback to the city that never sleeps. On Friday night, August 18, fight fans will be treated to an action-packed event featuring the heavyweight and women’s featherweight divisions. The highly anticipated main event will see Renan Ferreira go head-to-head with Maurice Greene in a battle for supremacy in the heavyweight category.

Meanwhile, the women’s featherweight division will witness a clash between two formidable fighters. Larissa Pacheco, the reigning 2022 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion, will face off against the talented Olena Kolesnyk. Both fighters are determined to secure a spot in the PFL Championship and will leave no stone unturned in their quest for victory.

The event, titled the 2023 PFL Playoffs 2, will take place at the prestigious Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Fans can catch all the action live on ESPN and ESPN+ starting at 6:30 p.m. ET for the Prelims Card, followed by the Main Card at 9 p.m. ET.

Here are the exciting matchups scheduled for the event:

  • Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene – heavyweight semifinal
  • Larissa Pacheco vs. Olena Kolesnyk – women’s featherweight semifinal
  • Denis Goltsov vs. Jordan Heiderman – heavyweight semifinal
  • Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Amber Leibrock – women’s featherweight semifinal
  • Nathan Kelly vs. Damion Nelson

Ray Sefo, the President of Fighter Operations at PFL, expressed his excitement about the upcoming playoff events in New York City. He stated, "We are thrilled to bring two 2023 PFL Playoff events back to New York City at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on August 18 and 23. Our athletes have worked all season long for this kind of opportunity, and sixteen fighters have the chance to punch their ticket to the 2023 PFL World Championship with a $1 million purse awaiting."

Don’t miss out on the electrifying PFL Playoff action in the heart of the Big Apple. Tune in to ESPN and ESPN+ on August 18 to witness the thrilling battles that will determine who moves one step closer to the ultimate glory of becoming a PFL World Champion.