How to watch PFL 2023, Week 1: Who’s fighting, lineup, start time, broadcast info
The PFL’s 2023 regular season starts this week with PFL 2023, Week 1, which features featherweights and light heavyweights in action for the first time this year.
Here’s how to watch PFL 2023, Week 1, with a complete lineup and breakdown by division.
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Broadcast and streaming info
PFL 6 Ceremonial weigh-ins at the Overtime Elite arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Wednesday, April 27, 2022. (Matt Ferris / PFL).
PFL 2023, Week 1 takes place Saturday at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The prelims stream on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET. The main card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET.
2022 PFL 10 Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 25, 2022. (Denis Kennedy / PFL)
The card’s main event is in the 145-pound division with 2022 season winner Brendan Loughnane (26-4) against Marlon Moraes (23-11-1), a former WSOF bantamweight champion and ex-UFC interim title challenger who has fallen on some rough times with five straight losses, including in his PFL debut this past November. The man Loughnane beat this past November to win the $1 million featherweight season, Bubba Jenkins (19-6), returns to take on 2021 finalist Chris Wade (22-8).
PFL 10: Championships at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. (Cooper Neill / PFL)
The co-main event also features a former UFC title challenger in Thiago Santos (22-11), who takes on 2022 205-pound season winner Rob Wilkinson (17-2). Wilkinson, from Australia, has six straight wins since he moved to light heavyweight from middleweight – all by stoppage. Plus, Krzysztof Jotko (24-6) will fight outside the UFC for the first time in nearly 10 years when he steps in on short notice to take on Will Fleury (11-3).
Full fight card
MAIN CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
Brendan Loughnane vs. Marlon Moraes
Rob Wilkinson vs. Thiago Santos
Will Fleury vs. Krzysztof Jotko
Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Ryoji Kudo
Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Mohammad Fakhreddine vs. Marthin Hamlet
Sam Kei vs. Josh Silveira
Alejandro Flores vs. Daniel Torres
Sung Bin Jo vs. Jesus Pinedo
Ty Flores vs. Delan Monte
Cory Hendricks vs. Impa Kasanganay