Adam Keresh earned a contract during PFL Challenger Series on Friday night.
Keresh scored a win by TKO in a heavyweight showdown. The card aired live on fuboTV from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Making his U.S. debut, Keresh finished Chad Johnson in the first round. The win was his fifth in five fights, with all five coming by knockout.
In the evening’s main event, Marcelo Nunes defeated Bevon Lewis via second round submission. Nunes, who had some trouble in the first round fought back valiantly in the second to secure his 8th career victory, his third as a Heavyweight. Nunes, a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, won a masters BJJ world title in 2018.
“The Professional Fighters League Challenger Series continues to disrupt the landscape of MMA,” said Peter Murray, PFL CEO. “The PFL delivers fast paced action with the highest of stakes. Adam Keresh, welcome to the PFL.”
“The Heavyweights brought hard hitting action to the PFL Challenger Series,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations. “The PFL is a league of merit, giving deserving fighters the opportunity to earn a life-changing PFL contract. Congratulations to Adam, you earned your PFL contract.”
OFFICIAL 2022 PFL CHALLENGER SERIES WEEK 6 RESULTSfuboTV Card Marcelo Nunes def. Bevon Lewis by 2nd round submission (2:39) Giacomo Lemos def. Billy Swanson by 2nd round TKO (0:33) Adam Keresh def. Chad Johnson by 1st round TKO (3:34) Daiqwon Buckley def. Jon Cunningham by 2nd round TKO (1:46)