PFL officials today told MMAjunkie that with the change, Tiller will now face Alex Nicholson (10-5) at PFL 1, while Goncharov’s original opponent, Josh Copeland (14-4), will instead face Jack May (9-3).
PFL 1 takes place June 7 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. Four fights air on NBCSN following eight contests that stream live on Facebook, though the night’s bout order has yet to be officially finalized.
Tiller fought once under the WSOF banner, losing a decision to Elvis Mutapcic in August 2014. “The Mama’s Boy” has since fought twice under the Shamrock FC banner, picking up a pair of stoppage wins.
With the changes to the lineup, PFL 1 now includes:
- Andre Harrison vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
- Bekbulat Magomedov vs. Lance Palmer
- Shawn Jordan vs. Mike Kyle
- Max Coga vs. Timur Valiev
- Alex Nicholson vs. Kelvin Tiller
- Alexandre Almeida vs. Lee Coville
- Valdrin Istrefi vs. Jared Rosholt
- Magomed Idrisov vs. Steven Siler
- Caio Alencar vs. Jake Heun
- Francimar Barroso vs. Daniel Gallemore
- Josh Copeland vs. Jack May
- Marcos Galvao vs. Nazareno Malegarie
- Former UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson enters PFL's debut season at heavyweight
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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