PFL Adds Biaggio Ali Walsh To Upcoming Championship Event


PFL Championship takes place later this year from Washington, D.C. Along with six championship matches, the event will also include Biaggio Ali Walsh and a bout between Bubba Jenkins and Chris Wade.

PFL Championship Fight Card Coming Together

The upcoming conclusion to the 2023 season for PFL is coming together, as PFL Championship now has more fights added to it.

Set for Friday, November 24 from The Anthem in Washington, D.C., the event will feature six championship matches where the winner leaves the SmartCage with the title and a check for $1 million. The action airs on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

New bouts added to the night include Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of Muhammad Ali, taking on Joel Lopez in an amateur fight, along with Bubba Jenkins and Chris Wade squaring off for a third time.

“The 2023 PFL World Championship is set for Friday, November 24, live from The Anthem in Washington D.C., featuring the best fighters in the world competing on the biggest night in MMA,” said CEO Peter Murray. “From six fighters walking out with a World Championship title and $1 million check, to MMA stars such as Kayla Harrison and Biaggio Ali Walsh returning to the SmartCage, the 2023 PFL World Championship will be our biggest event yet.”

Championship matches include Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Clay Collard at lightweight, Denis Goltsov vs. Renan Ferreira at heavyweight, Larissa Pacheco vs. Marina Mokhnatkina at women’s featherweight, Sadibou Sy vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov at welterweight, Gabriel Braga vs. Jesus Pinedo at featherweight and Joshua Silveira vs. Impa Kasanganay at light heavyweight.

Harrison, a former champion, will fight for the first time this year against Julia Budd.

PFL Championship Fight Card


Lightweight Championship

  • #2 Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. #1 Clay Collard 

Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Denis Goltsov vs. #2 Renan Ferreira 

Women’s Featherweight Championship

  • #1 Larissa Pacheco vs. # Marina Mokhnatkina

Showcase – Women’s Flyweight

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd

Welterweight Championship

  • #3 Sadibou Sy vs. #1 Magomed Magomedkerimov

Featherweight Championship

  • #2 Gabriel Braga vs. #4 Jesus Pinedo

Light Heavyweight Championship

  • #1 Joshua Silveira vs. #3 Impa Kasanganay

ESPN+ Prelims

Lightweight Amateur 

  • Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Joel Lopez 

Showcase – Featherweight

  • Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade

Showcase – Bantamweight

  • Khai Wu vs. Phil Caracappa

Showcase – Featherweight

  • Jesse Stirn vs. Josh Blyden

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