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Rory MacDonald vs David Michaud headlines PFL event on April 29

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Former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald will make his PFL debut when he collides with 170-pound veteran David Michaud in the promotion’s April 29 main event, though a city and venue have yet to be revealed.

“Red King” (21-6-1), who parted ways with Bellator MMA back in late 2019, is part of a $1 million welterweight tournament that includes rough-and-tumble veterans like Ray Cooper III and Magomed Magomedov, among others.

Michaud (18-6), himself a UFC veteran, is 3-2 for PFL.

“PFL prides itself on being a fighter-first organization and we look forward to seeing the superior talent in each matchup,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “I’m excited to see both the welterweights and light heavyweights live in action as I know PFL 2 will be one to remember.”

The complete PFL fight card and lineup for April 29.

ESPN 2 Card

Rory MacDonald vs. David Michaud
Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Ponet
Jordan Johnson vs. Tom Lawlor
Emiliano Sordi vs. Chris Camozzi

ESPN+ Card

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Smealinho Rama vs. Jordan Young
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nick Roehrick
Gleison Tibau vs. Aleksei Kunchenko
Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin
Dan Spohn vs. Marthin Hamlet

The 2021 PFL season will begin April 23 on ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ in primetime. The remaining regular season events will take place on April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17, and June 25.