The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, is set for its fifth installment of the PFL Challenger Series at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. The event airs live exclusively on fuboTV this Friday, March 18 at 9 pm ET.
The PFL Challenger Series continues with four lightweight (155 lb.) bouts headlined by Brazilian Bruno Miranda and American Carson Frei. Miranda (13-3) is a finishing machine who likes to do the bulk of his damage with his kickboxing. He has only seen the final bell three times in 16 pro fights and has eight knockouts to his credit. Frei (9-4) is the top-ranked lightweight in the Pacific Northwest and will be looking to add the biggest win of his career to his resume when he takes on Miranda.
Talented Bosnian Damir Ferhatbegovic will be taking a giant step up in competition when he squares off with New Zealand’s B.J. Bland on Friday night. Ferhatbegovic (5-2-1) is a highly touted prospect who fights out of Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a high output striker who pressures his opponents and has flashed knockout power early in his career. He’ll be facing talented Kiwi Bland (16-10) out of the famed City Kickboxing in Auckland. Bland is making his North American debut.
Canadian Michael Dufort (8-4) will match up against Armenian Arut Pogosjan (9-3) and undefeated Israeli Yanal Ashmoz (6-0) will duel with American Dennis Hugues (7-3) to round out the card.
- Bruno Miranda vs. Carson Frei
- Damir Ferhatbegovic vs. B.J. Bland
- Michael Dufort vs. Arut Pogosjan
- Yanal Ashmoz vs. Dennis Hughes
Beyond the fights, confirmed in-studio panelists for this event include Hall of Famer and PFL analyst Randy Couture, former MMA world champion Vitor Belfort as well as former Olympian Lolo Jones. She was also a standout track athlete at LSU where she garnered 11 All-American honors. Fans will also have their voice heard, with an unprecedented voting feature to highlight who they believe should get that week’s contract.
Viewers watching the PFL Challenger Series can also interact with the lightweight live competitions through fuboTV’s popular predictive, free-to-play games to earn points and compete for a cash prize. During the bouts, fans can answer predictive questions about the action all on one screen using their remote control. Fubo Sportsbook, now live in Iowa and Arizona, is also the exclusive gambling sponsor of the PFL Challenger Series.
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.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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