Exciting semifinal matchups set for Professional Fighters League in New York. Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene and Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos to headline the events. Get all the details here!
|Main Event||Aug. 18||Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene|
|Lightweight Semifinal||Aug. 23||Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos|
|Amateur Bout||Aug. 23||Biaggio Ali-Walsh vs. TBA|
The Professional Fighters League is returning to New York for its final two semifinal dates. Renan Ferreira will take on Maurice Greene in the heavyweight semifinal main event on Aug. 18. Clay Collard and Shane Burgos will headline an Aug. 23 card in the lightweight semifinal. The winners of these matchups will fight for the PFL’s $1 million divisional championships later this year. The event will also feature an amateur bout involving Biaggio Ali-Walsh, Muhammad Ali’s grandson.
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|Professional Fighters League semifinals New York|
Aug. 18 Main Event: Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene
Aug. 23 Headline: Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos
A lightweight semifinal between Shane Burgos and Clay Collard will headline an Aug. 23 card.
Both cards will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
The men’s heavyweight and women’s featherweight division semifinals will be Aug. 18, with the men’s lightweight and welterweight semis set for Aug. 23.
The Aug. 23 main card will kick off with an amateur bout involving Muhammad Ali’s grandson, Biaggio Ali Walsh.
The PFL has announced two cards to be held in New York that include four sets of the promotion’s semifinal playoffs.
Aug. 18 ESPN Card
Heavyweight Semifinal: Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene
Women’s Featherweight Semifinal: Larissa Pacheco vs. Olena Kolesnyk
Heavyweight Semifinal: Denis Goltsov vs. Jordan Heiderman
Women’s Featherweight Semifinal: Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Amber Leibrock
Nathan Kelly vs. Damion Nelson
Chris Mixan vs. Eddie George
Abraham Bably vs. Anthony Wint
Danilo Marques vs. Satoshi Ishii
Laureano Staropoli vs. Ben Egli
Kaytlin Neil vs. Maira Mazar
Louis Sutherland vs. Daiqwon Buckley
Aug. 23 ESPN Card
Lightweight Semifinal: Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos
Lightweight Semifinal: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Bruno Miranda
Welterweight Semifinal: Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal
Welterweight Semifinal: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Magomed Umalatov
Amateur Bout: Biaggio Ali-Walsh vs. TBA
Alexei Pergande vs. Shawn Stefanelli
Mostafa Rashed Neda vs. Korey Kuppe
Abigail Montes vs. Michelle Montague
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. David Zelner
John Caldone vs. Nathaniel Grimard
The PFL previously announced the men’s featherweight and light heavyweight playoffs, scheduled for Aug. 4 in San Antonio. The winners of the semifinal matchups will fight later this year for the PFL’s $1 million divisional championships.
Ferreira (10-3) is coming off a 50-second knockout of Matheus Scheffel on June 16 in regular-season competition. The 33-year-old from Brazil has just one loss in eight PFL fights. Greene (11-8), a training partner of Jon Jones, went 1-1 in the regular season. The 37-year-old New York native is a UFC veteran. Burgos (16-4) got into the playoffs when the PFL suspended Natan Schulte and Raush Manfio for not fulfilling contractual obligations in a lackluster regular-season bout. Burgos, who is 32 and from New York, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Yamato Nishikawa on June 23. Collard (23-10, 1 NC), who also has boxing experience, went 2-0 in the regular season, including a second-round TKO of Stevie Ray on June 23. Collard, 30, is 5-2 in the PFL.