CHICAGO – The weigh-ins are in the books for the second Professional Fighters League show.
PFL 2 takes place Thursday at the historic Chicago Theatre on State Street in downtown Chicago. The main card airs on MSNBC following prelims on Facebook.
In the main event, former Bellator champion Will Brooks (18-4) takes on Luiz Firmino (20-8) in a regular season matchup in the lightweight division. The fighters will be looking to earn points to qualify for the playoffs. Brooks weighed in at 156 pounds. Firmino was 154.5.
PFL’s inaugural season started two weeks ago. There are 12-man fields in each of six divisions. After a two-fight regular season for each of them, the top eight will qualify for the playoffs this fall, and the winners in each division will get a guaranteed $1 million prize.
In the co-feature, Brian Foster was 154.5 for his lightweight division fight with fellow UFC veteran Ramsey Nijem, who was 156. UFC vets Ronny Markes and Sean O’Connell were on point for their light heavyweight bout at 206 and 205, respectively.
Only Efrain Escudero was off the mark for his lightweight fight against Jason High. High was 155.5, but Escudero, who took the bout on just six days’ notice, was 162. That means he cannot accumulate any points in the fight, regardless of a win.
Also on the main card, two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her much-anticipated MMA debut. She was 155 for her lightweight fight against Brittney Elkin, who was 155.5. After this debut, Harrison will move down to featherweight for future fights.
The ceremonial weigh-ins took place in the Chicago Theatre lobby. Check out the highlights in the video and photo gallery above.
- Luiz Firmino doesn't care if it's Will Brooks – he wants that PFL $1 million
- Brian Foster ready to prove he's PFL's most dangerous lightweight fighter
- UFC releases veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett after five years
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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