Price v Pettis postponed to May 6 as PFL announce regular season headliners
One of the most anticipated fights in the Irish MMA landscape has been postponed for a fortnight.
Myles Price of Kilkenny, head coach of team Ryano Kilkenny, was scheduled to face Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in his PFL debut on Wednesday, April 20, with the fight serving as the co-main event for tonight’s card.
PFL has announced a number of changes along with the full PFL 3 card, scheduled for Friday, May 6 at Esports Stadium, Arlington, Texas.
2021 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion Kayla Harrison is on her way to a third championship title against Marina Mokhnatkina in the main event of the night.
Last year’s welterweight champion Ray Cooper III returns to the PFL SmartCage in the co-main event of the night against undefeated Magomed ‘Prince’ Umalatov. Rory MacDonald is also back in PFL action, joining the main card to take on Brett Cooper.
That’s before Price got his shot at the former UFC lightweight champion and introduced himself to live American audiences with global reach in 160 countries.
“May 6 is expected to be one of the most action-packed regular season cards in PFL history,” said Ray Sefo, president of PFL hunting operations. “I can’t wait to see returning champions Kayla Harrison and Ray Cooper III along with elite fighters Rory MacDonald and Anthony Pettis begin their journey to the PFL Playoffs.”
“Fight fans everywhere will be thrilled with the action and night of champions we have lined up for PFL 3 on May 6,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.
“The return of MMA’s most dominant woman Kayla Harrison, Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis seeking redemption, and the biggest welterweight division in all of sport led by Ray Cooper III and Rory MacDonald make her one of the best MMA cards of the year.”
You’ll be able to watch the card in full on Channel 4 following a deal announced in February this year to broadcast in the UK and Ireland.
PFL 3 fight card
Kayla Harrison vs. Marina Mokhnatkina
Ray Cooper III vs. Magomed Umalatov
Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Price
Rory MacDonald vs. Brett Cooper
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Genah Fabian vs. Julia Budd
Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin
Larissa Pacheco vs. Zamzagul Fayzallanova
Gleison Tibau vs. Jarrah Al Silawi
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Abigail Montes
Vanessa Melo vs. Martina Jindrova