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PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions Mega Event Set to Rock Riyadh

LockerRoom Team
26 January 2024

Riyadh Season has announced a groundbreaking collaboration between the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), hosting an unparalleled pay-per-view mega event titled "PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions." The extravaganza is scheduled to take place at the state-of-the-art Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, February 24.

This unprecedented event will showcase four co-main fights featuring current PFL Champions against current Bellator Champions, along with two compelling match-ups featuring previous PFL title challengers against former Bellator title challengers. The first-ever PFL PPV Super Fight will present seven matchups between current and former champions and title contenders from both organizations.

In the main event, reigning PFL Heavyweight Champion Renan Ferreira (12-3) will go head-to-head with Bellator Heavyweight Champion and former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader (31-7). The event also features PFL Light Heavyweight Champion Impa Kasanganay (15-3) taking on undefeated Johnny Eblen (14-0) in a middleweight clash.

The pay-per-view card, available on ESPN+ PPV and DAZN at 3 pm ET, includes showcase bouts featuring former champions, title contenders, and the much-anticipated return of boxing legend Claressa Shields to the PFL SmartCage. The preliminary card, airing on ESPNEWS and ESPN+ at 12 pm ET, promises three major showcase bouts and marks the pro debut of Biaggio Ali Walsh, the grandson of the legendary Muhammad Ali.

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HE Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA), expressed excitement about hosting this historic event, stating that the PFL Champions vs. Bellator Champions belongs to the category of the biggest fight events.

PFL CEO Peter Murray highlighted the significance of bringing the world's best combat sports stars to Saudi Arabia for the first-ever PFL PPV Super Fight mega-global event.

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