NEW YORK (September 13, 2023) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced that two-time PFL World Champion, Kayla Harrison, will return to the PFL SmartCage on Friday, November 24 at the 2023 PFL World Championship from The Anthem in Washington D.C. and live on ESPN+ Pay Per View.
Tickets for MMA’s richest night, the 2023 PFL World Championship, presented by CELSIUS® Essential Energy, will be on sale September 20. The event will feature 12 finalists set to face off for six world titles and six $1 million dollar championship purses.
Kayla Harrison, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the top combat sports athletes in the world will make her MMA return against Julia Budd. Budd, a former Featherweight Champion, Canadian kick boxer and mixed martial artist, has amassed 17 victories during her storied career.
“The stage is set for the 2023 PFL World Championship on Friday, November 24, live from The Anthem in Washington D.C., and includes the return of MMA superstar Kayla Harrison to the PFL SmartCage,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “The 2023 PFL Season will culminate with the biggest night in MMA, the 2023 PFL World Championship. Six incredible athletes will walk out of the PFL SmartCage with a PFL World Championship title and a $1 million check.”
2023 PFL World Championship Card
PFL Lightweight Championship
Clay Collard vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier
PFL Welterweight Championship
Sadibou Sy vs Magomed Magomedkerimov
PFL Heavyweight Championship
Renan Ferreira vs Denis Goltsov
PFL Women’s Featherweight Championship
Larissa Pacheco vs Marina Mokhnatkina
PFL Featherweight Championship
Jesus Pinedo vs Gabriel Braga
PFL Light Heavyweight Championship
Joshua Silveira vs Impa Kasanganay
PFL is the #1 fastest growing company in MMA and the #2 MMA company worldwide. PFL is the only league in MMA with the sports-season format, where individual fighters compete in regular season, playoffs, and championships each year, making PFL a “win and advance” meritocracy like all other major sports. PFL’s fighter roster hails from over 20 countries and 25% of PFL fighters are independently ranked in the top 25 of their weight-class. The company leads in technology and innovation, with its proprietary PFL SmartCage powering real-time betting and a next-gen viewing experience.