PFL CHALLENGER SERIES 2023, OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR WEEK 1 FEATURING WELTERWEIGHT
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR 2023 PFL CHALLENGER SERIES WEEK 1
2023 PFL Challenger Series Week 1 to air this Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 a.m. IST
Challenger Series gives MMA athletes an opportunity to pursue a world championship and $1 million prize
The Professional Fighters League held official weigh-ins for Week 1 of the 2023 PFL Challenger Series, featuring fighters in the Welterweight division. The series kicks off today and fans in India can watch the fights every Saturday starting tomorrow from 7.30 AM (IST) onwards.
Meet the welterweight Challengers:
Headlining the first card for this year’s PFL Challenger Series Brazil’s Lucas “Hulk” Barbosa (2-1) takes on undefeated Georgian Itso Babulaidze (2-0). Barbosa, weighed in at 170.4-pounds, re-enters the world of MMA for the first time since 2012. Babulaidze, meanwhile, weighed in at 170.6-pounds, and will be looking to keep his undefeated streak intact.
The second fight on the card features American Eric Alequin (7-0) going head to head against Haiti’s Thad “Silverback” Jean (4-0) in a battle of undefeated stars. Alequin weighed in at 169.4-pounds, while Jean weighed in at 170.6-pounds.
Also on the card, Zach “Juice” Juusola (12-9)of the United States faces Slovakian submission specialist Jozef Wittner (16-2). Juusola weighed in at 170.8-pounds, while Wittner weighed in at 171-pounds.
Kendly St. Louis (7-4) will step in for Mostafa Rashed Nada after he was not medically cleared to compete. A new catchweight matchup between Americans’Kendly St. Louis and Nick “JC’ Alley (7-5) is set.Louis weighed in at 174.4-pounds, while Alley weighed in at 173.2-pounds.
OFFICIAL 2023 PFL CHALLENGER SERIES WEEK 1 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Lucas Barbosa (170.4 lbs.) vs. Itso Babulaidze (170.6 lbs.)
Eric Alequin (169.4 lbs.) vs. Thad Jean (170.6 lbs.)
Zach Juusola (170.8 lbs.) vs. Jozef Wittner (171 lbs.)
Kendly St. Louis (174.4 lbs.) vs. Nick Alley (173.2 lbs.)
Check out the full Weigh Ins:
PFL Challenger Series 2023 – Judging Criteria
PFL Challenger Series winners will be determined by a judging panel comprised of combat sports champions and celebrity guests. Some of these guests include Wiz Khalifa, Tyron Woodley and Ray Lewis. The PFL is at the forefront of innovation, recently reaching an agreement with Jake Paul, who will compete in, recruit for, and promote the league’s PPV Super Fight division.
Stay tuned for more updates from PFL Challenger Series 2023.
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