The full card for this week’s PFL Challenger Series event in Orlando, Florida has made weight for the event.
Heavyweight is in the spotlight on week three of this year’s Challenger Series. Last year, it was Ante Delija of Croatia returning to the heavyweight final, defeating Matheus Scheffel to claim the title and million dollar prize.
Delija had made it to the tournament championship in 2021, only to come up short against Bruno Cappelozza. There was no denying him a second time, however.
Looking to join the heavyweight field with Delija this year are a number of heavyweight standouts, including former UFC fighter Danilo Marques. Marques went 2-2 inside the octagon, competing as a light heavyweight, but will move back up in weight for this Challenger Series opportunity. He features in the main event this Friday, opposite Ras Hylton, a regular on the New England fight circuit with the quirky nickname of “Rasquatch The Jamaican Shamrock.”
Weigh-ins went down Thursday for the PFL Challenger Series Week 3 card, with nary a miss in the bunch. The biggest weight differential comes in the card’s opening fight, with Alton Meeks nearly 30lbs lighter than Louie Sutherland.
PFL Challenger Series 2023 Week 3 Weigh-In Results
Heavyweight: Danilo Marques (247 lbs) vs. Ras Hylton (255.2 lbs)
Heavyweight: Vitor Resende (243.2 lbs) vs. Isaiah Pinson (235.2 lbs)
Heavyweight: Abraham Bably (245.6 lbs) vs. Hassan Graham (250.2 lbs)
Heavyweight: Louie Sutherland (254 lbs) vs. Alton Meeks (228.8 lbs)