The heavyweight match-ups have been announced for the PFL Challenger Series 6, and a former UFC middleweight will be moving up two divisions.
On Thursday, PFL officials announced per a press release that week six of the PFL Challenger Series will feature heavyweights. The PFL Challenger Series 6 card will go down on March 11, 2022, taking place at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, and airing exclusively on Fubo Sports Network.
The heavyweight fighters that will be taking part are the following.
Former Dana White’s Contender Series veteran and UFC middleweight Bevon Lewis (7-3) will be jumping up to heavyweight when he enters the PFL smart cage. Lewis has faced the likes of Uriah Hall, Darren Stewart, and Trevin Giles.
BJJ champion Marcelo Nunes (7-1) comes from CFFC, where he went 2-0 with two stoppage wins. He holds a 100% finish rate, with five of them coming by way of submission.
One of the better heavyweights not signed to a major organization will finally get his chance as Brett “Big Dog” Martin (10-1) steps in the PFL smart cage. Martin is a former Lights Out heavyweight champion and LFA alumni. He holds a win over Renan Ferreira, who competed in the 2021 PFL season.
Israeli fighter Adam Keresh (4-0) looks to keep his undefeated streak intact. Keresh is a three-fight Bellator veteran but hasn’t competed since 2019.
Chad Johnson (6-3) is a Dana White’s Contender Series and LFA veteran. He holds a 100% finish streak, with five of his wins coming in the first round in under three minutes.
Undefeated Brazilian Giacomo Lemos (7-0) holds a 100% finish rate and went 1-0 in 2021, last fighting in Gladiator Combat Fight.
A pair of football players round out the last two heavyweights in week six. Former Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Jon Cunningham (1-0) made his professional debut in December at Fury FC 55. He knocked out Jacob Bradley Williams in the first round. Cunningham trains out of Jackson-Wink.
Former fullback from Temple University, Daiqwon Buckley (1-0) also made his pro debut in December. At LFA 120, he defeated former NBA player Royce White via unanimous decision.
The match-ups are as follows:
Heavyweight Match-ups – March 25
- Bevon Lewis vs. Marcelo Nunes
- Giacomo Lemos vs. Brett Martin
- Adam Keresh vs. Chad Johnson
- Daiqwon Buckley vs. Jon Cunningham