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PFL announces lineups for first two ‘Challenger Series’ events in February

Professional Fighters League (PFL) recently announced a deal with fuboTV to air its upcoming Challenger Series events, which are set to kick off on Fri., Feb. 18, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. Now, the promotion has revealed the line ups for its first two events, with the second fight card taking place a week later on Feb. 25.

“On Feb. 18 the light heavyweight card will be headlined by LFA double-champion Josh Silveira will face off with South Sudanese brawler Mohamed Juma in what is expected to be an action-packed affair. Germany’s Alexander Poppeck will match up with American Taylor Johnson in a battle of finishers,” read a press release.

Silveira inked a deal with PFL not too long ago after starting his career undefeated (7-0), which includes capturing both the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) titles.

“One week later, Feb. 25, Jordan’s Jarrah Al Silawi will bring his talents to North America for the first time when he meets American striker Michael Lilly. Dilano Taylor and Mark Martin, both American wrestlers will duel in a match of top 170-pound prospects.”

Here are the full fight cards for both events:

Light Heavyweight Matchups — Feb. 18

  • Josh Silveira vs. Mohamed Juma
  • Alexander Poppeck vs. Taylor Johnson
  • Joao Paulo Fagundes vs. Bruce Souto
  • Simeon Powell vs. Karl Williams

Welterweight Matchups — Feb. 25

  • Jarrah Al Silawi vs. Michael Lilly
  • Dilano Taylor vs. Mark Martin
  • Carlos Leal vs. Socrates Pierre
  • Lucas Barbosa vs. Troy Green

The winner of the Challenger Series will automatically earn a spot in the promotion’s annual tournament for that particular division where the last man standing earns a whopping $1 million payday.


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