The Professional Fighters League wraps up its 2022 season on Friday, while simultaneously making its debut on Pay-Per-View with the PFL 2022 World Championship.
With six tournament finals, the debut of Marlon Moraes (free for fight fans on the preliminary card, no less), and an interesting featherweight match-up between another newcomer in Aspen Ladd taking on Julia Budd, Friday’s PFL card in New York was both one to watch — and the only game in town for MMA fans this weekend, with the UFC, Bellator MMA, and ONE Championship all taking a few days off.
In the main event of the PFL’s season closer, promotional darling Kayla Harrison looked to threepeat as women’s lightweight champion, and close out her season-format career as well. With the intent of moving to strictly one-off, PPV performances next year, Harrison was again matched up with Larissa Pacheco.
The Brazilian had impressed during the 2022 season, winning all three of her fights. But having lost twice to Kayla in 2019, had she developed enough to put away the most dominant female lightweight on the planet?
In the co-main event, the popular Brendan Loughnane had a chance at a million dollars in the 2022 featherweight finale, but would have to get past formidable wrestler and former Bellator MMA star Bubba Jenkins.
As always, all six world title fights at this year’s PFL World Championship event have a million dollars on the line for the winner. Full results for the card, taking place on Friday, November 25, 2022 in New York, NY can be found below.
PFL 2022 World Championship Results
Larissa Pacheco def. Kayla Harrison by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) – women’s lightweight championship
Brendan Loughnane def. Bubba Jenkins by TKO, Round 4, 2:38 – featherweight championship
Ante Delija def. Matheus Scheffel by TKO (punches), Round 1, 2:50 – heavyweight championship
Aspen Ladd def. Julia Budd by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Stevie Ray by knockout (right hook), Round 2, 4:40 – lightweight championship
Sadibou Sy def. Dilano Taylor by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) – welterweight championship
Robert Wilkinson def. Omari Akhmedov by TKO (doctor’s stoppage), Round 2, 5:00 – light heavyweight championship
Sheymon Moraes def. Marlon Moraes by TKO, Round 3, 0:58
Natan Schulte def. Jeremy Stephens by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 1:32
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Dakota Ditcheva def. Katherine Corogenes by knockout (punch), Round 1, 4:20
Biaggio Ali Walsh def. Tom Graesser by knockout (punch), Round 1, 0:45 – amateur bout