Professional Fighters League (PFL) will be moving from ESPN2 to ESPN for the “Werdum vs. Ferreira” regular season event, which takes place this Thurs. night (May 6, 2021) from inside Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, NJ.
As the name suggests, PFL 3 will be headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion and decorated jiu-jitsu wizard Fabricio Werdum, who looks for a new lease on his combat sports life at the expense of 6’8” Brazilian bruiser Renan Ferreira.
The May 6 co-main event features two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2019 women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison, as she makes her PFL return against Shooto Brasil standout Mariana Morais.
Elsewhere on the card, heavyweight prospect Mohammed Usman — younger brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman — makes his PFL debut opposite Hawaiian “Man of War” Brandon Sayles, winner of three straight.
Complete PFL 3 fight card below:
ESPN Card (7 p.m. ET):
Fabricio Werdum vs. Renan Ferreira
Kayla Harrison vs. Mariana Morais
Mohammed Usman vs Brandon Sayles
Larissa Pacheco vs. Julija Pajic
Ante Delija vs. Bruno Cappelozza
Cindy Dandois vs. Kaitlin Young
Genah Fabian vs. Laura Sanchez
Denis Goltsov vs. Muhammed Dereese
ESPN+ Card (5:30 p.m. ET)
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Taylor Guardado
“We have a star-studded card coming up Thursday in primetime on ESPN, as Fabricio Werdum makes his PFL debut and Kayla Harrison kicks off her 2021 regular season campaign as the reigning women’s lightweight champion starting at 7 pm ET,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.
Sean O’Connell will handle PFL 3 play-by-play alongside UFC veterans Randy Couture and Kenny Florian.