The PFL’s season wraps up this week with new winners to be crowned, as well as some big featured bouts on pay-per-view. The 2023 PFL Championship features six $1 million season finals, a high-profile promotional debut, and the return of a two-time winner and Gold medalist.
Here’s how to watch the 2023 PFL Championship, with lineups, fight info and much more.
Broadcast and streaming info
The 2023 PFL Championship event takes place Friday at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.
The prelims stream on ESPN+ at 5 p.m. ET, including one of the six $1 million finals. The main card airs on pay-per-view (ESPN+) and features two big featured bouts and the other five $1 million finals.
Women's Featherweight: Larissa Pacheco vs. Marina Mokhnatkina
Larissa Pacheco (22-4) upset two-time winner Kayla Harrison to win $1 million in the women’s lightweight final in 2022. A win over Marina Mokhnatkina (11-3) – Pacheco is more than a 6-1 heavy betting favorite – would make her the first two-division season winner in PFL history. Pacheco was the top seed in the playoffs after a 2-0 regular season for 9 points. She beat Olena Kolesnyk in the semifinals to set up the matchup with Mokhnatkina, who went 2-0 in the regular season for 8 points. She beat Amber Leibrock to get to the final – and Leibrock was coming off an upset of Aspen Ladd, which helped keep the highly touted free agent signing out of the postseason.
Featherweight: Jesus Pinedo vs. Gabriel Braga
Gabriel Braga (12-0), the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, goes after $1 million against Jesus Pinedo (22-6-1), the No. 4 seed who upset top-seeded Bubba Jenkins. Pinedo’s only regular-season win was a first-round knockout of 2021 featherweight winner Brendan Loughnane, who missed the playoffs. Braga had 9 regular-season points and beat Chris Wade to reach the final.
Lightweight: Clay Collard vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Clay Collard (24-10) was the top seed in the playoffs after a 2-0 regular season and 8 points. He beat Shane Burgos to reach the final against Olivier Aubin-Mercier (20-5), who won the 2022 season and $1 million. This year, he was the No. 2 seed and beat Bruno Miranda to reach the final.
Welterweight: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy
Welterweight was the most successful division for the PFL this season. It’s the only division in which all four playoff fighters were unbeaten in the regular season. Magomed Magomedkerimov (33-6) beat Solomon Renfro to reach the $1 million fight against 2022 winner Sadibou Sy (16-6-2). Sy was the No. 3 seed and beat No. 2 Carlos Leal for his second straight shot at $1 million.
Light Heavyweight: Josh Silveira vs. Impa Kasanganay
Josh Silveira (12-1) was the top seed at 205 with 12 points from two first-round finishes. Another 2-0 fighter, Ty FLores, went down to him in the semifinals. Silveira now meets No. 3 Impa Kasanganay (14-3), who beat Marthin Hamlet to reach the final.
Heavyweight: Denis Goltsov vs. Renan Ferreira
Denis Goltsov (32-7) was the top seed in the four-man heavyweight playoff bracket thanks to a pair of first-round finishes in the regular season for 12 points. He was one of just three fighters across all six divisions to get the max 12 points in the regular season. No. 2 seed Renan Ferreira (11-4) got his $1 million shot with a semifinal win over Maurice Greene.
Full fight card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 8 p.m. ET)
Clay Collard vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier – lightweight final
Denis Goltsov vs. Renan Ferreira – heavyweight final
Larissa Pacheco vs. Marina Mokhnatkina – women’s featherweight final
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy – welterweight final
Josh Silveira vs. Impa Kasanganay – light heavyweight final
Kayla Harrison vs. Aspen Ladd – 150-pound contract weight
Derek Brunson vs. Ray Cooper III
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)
Jesus Pinedo vs. Gabriel Braga
Bubba Jenkins vs. Chris Wade
Phil Caracappa vs. Khai Wu
Josh Blyden vs. Jesse Stirn
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for 2023 PFL Championship.