ORLANDO, FLORIDA – The Professional Fighters League, the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, held official weigh-ins for Week 5 of the 2022 PFL Challenger Series, featuring up-and-coming fighters in the lightweight division. In the main event, Brazilian knockout artist Bruno “Robusto” Miranda meets American up-and-comer Carson Frei. PFL Challenger Series is available exclusively on Fubo Sports Network as part of a fuboTV subscription that includes more than 100 sports, news and entertainment channels.
Miranda, who weighed in at 156.2-pounds, heads into this Friday’s main event bout riding an impressive four-fight winning streak. He has had experience competing all over the world, including stints in China and South Korea with ROAD FC. Frei meanwhile, weighed-in at 155.2-pounds, and will face arguably the toughest test of his career in Miranda. Frei comes into this fight having won three of his last four bouts.
In the co-main event, Damir “The Bosnian Barn Cat” Ferhatbegovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina faces BJ “Quicksand” Bland of New Zealand. Ferhatbegovic, who came in at 156-pounds, is a former Valor Fighting Challenge Lightweight Champion. He is unbeaten in his last three bouts. Bland meanwhile, came in at 154-pounds, and is riding a three-fight winning streak with back-to-back submission victories.
Also on the card, Canada’s Michael “The Canadian Badass” Dufort takes on Armenia’s Arut “Prime Time” Pogosjan. Dufort, who tipped the scales at 155.4-pounds, boasts an impressive 100% stoppage rate, with all eight of his career wins coming by way of finish. Pogosjan meanwhile, tipped the scales at 155.8-pounds, and heads into this fight having won five of his last six outings.
Kicking things off is a showdown between undefeated Israeli Yanal “Red Fox” Ashmouz and American Dennis “DJ” Hughes. Ashmouz, who weighed-in at 155.4-pounds, has won all of his fights so far by way of stoppage, with three KOs and two submissions. Hughes meanwhile, weighed-in at 154.6-pounds, and is a former AKA Lightweight Champion.
OFFICIAL 2022 PFL CHALLENGER SERIES WEEK 5 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
- Bruno Miranda (156.2 lbs.) vs. Carson Frei (155.2 lbs.)
- Damir Ferhatbegovic (156 lbs.) vs. BJ Bland (154 lbs.)
- Michael Dufort (155.4 lbs.) vs. Arut Pogosjan (155.8 lbs.)
- Yanal Ashmouz (155.4 lbs.) vs. Dennis Hughes (154.6 lbs.)
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