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UFC, Bellator vet Curtis Millender fights Rory MacDonald in PFL headliner on April 29

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Rory MacDonald will now face Curtis Millender in the PFL regular season event on April 29 in Atlantic City, NJ after original opponent, David Michaud, was bounced from the welterweight headliner with a bum ticker.

That’s according to MMA Junkie.

Millender (18-6) parted ways with UFC back in early 2019 after losing back-to-back fights to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Belal Muhammad. What followed was a 1-1 stint for Bellator MMA and a recent loss to fellow UFC export Sabah Homasi.

“$1 million nuf said,” Millender wrote on social media.

Like his “Curtious” opponent, MacDonald (21-6-1) is also crossing over from Bellator MMA. “Red King,” fresh off his decision loss to Douglas Lima, had a less than spectacular run for Scott Coker and Co., putting together a 3-2 mark with one draw.

Check out the updated PFL 2 lineup below:

Main Card (ESPN 2, 9 p.m. ET)

Rory MacDonald vs. Curtis Millender
Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Ponet
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Tom Lawlor
Chris Camozzi vs. Emiliano Sordi

Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jordan Young
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nick Roehrick
Aleksei Kunchenko vs. Gleison Tibau
Nikolay Aleksakhin vs. Sadibou Sy
Marthin Hamlet vs. Dan Spohn

For more PFL 2021 news and notes click here.