Andre Harrison will begin his second PFL campaign against a replacement opponent.
PFL officials recently announced that Harrison (20-1) will face newcomer Peter Petties (8-4) at next week’s PFL 2019, Week 2 event, which takes place May 23 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
The featherweight contest takes place on the night’s main card, which streams live on ESPN+. Prelims air on ESPN2.
Harrison was a semifinalist in PFL debut season but was eliminate by eventual 2018 champion Lance Palmer. “The Bull” was originally expected to face Freddy Assuncao (10-1) at next week’s event, however the Brazilian – who currently carries a nine-fight winning streak – was forced to withdraw from the event, and his status in PFL’s 2019 season is currently unclear.
Petties enters the PFL field on the strength of a two-fight winning streak earned while competing on the regional stage in Maryland, where he currently calls home. “The Joker” has had brief tastes of national competition in past appearances at Dana White’s Contender Series, Titan FC and Victory FC.
With the change to the lineup, PFL 2019, Week 2 now includes:
(MAIN CARD, ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
- Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin
- Nate Andrews vs. Chris Wade
- Andre Harrison vs. Peter Petties
- Ramsey Nijem vs. Ronys Torres
- Akhmed Aliev vs. Carlos Silva
- Alexandre Almeida vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino
- Ylies Djiroun vs. Islam Mamedov
- Rashid Magomedov vs. Loik Radzhabov
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET)
- Natan Schulte vs. Bao Yincang
- Alexandre Bezerra vs. Jeremy Kennedy
- Damon Jackson vs. Movlid Khaybulaev
- Gadzhi Rabadanov vs. Steven Siler
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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