One fighter came in heavy at Thursday’s PFL Challenger Series 2023 Week 4 weigh-in, necessitating a catchweight bout.
The four-fight all-lightweight affair goes down Friday night in Orlando, Florida, with a spot in the PFL’s regular season potentially up for grabs. Among the fighters in action, Canadian standout Anthony “The Genius” Romero and returning, undefeated PFL alum Elvin Espinoza will take part.
It was Damir Ferhatbegovic who came in heavy at Thursday’s official weigh-in, however. “The Bosnian Barn Cat” hit the scales at 157.2 pounds for his lightweight scrap with Espinoza. That fight now moves forward at a catchweight of 158 pounds.
All other fighters made weight for the event, which airs live from Universal Studios in Orlando. The PFL Challenger Series 2023 Week 4 card is available to stream live on Fubo Sports Network starting at 9PM ET on Friday, February 17, 2023.
Espinoza vs. Ferhatbegovic serves as the main event of the evening, with Espinoza putting his perfect 7-0 record on the line in the bout. For his part, Ferhatbegovic is undefeated in his last four contests, posting a 3-0-1 record. He last competed in MMA as part of last year’s PFL Challenger Series.
PFL Challenger Series 2023 Week 4 Weigh-In Results
Elvin Espinoza (156.0 lbs) vs. Damir Ferhatbegovic (157.2 lbs)
Manoel Sousa (154.8 lbs) vs. Paulo Laia (155.4 lbs)
Antonio Caruso (155.0 lbs) vs. Anthony Romero (156.0 lbs)
Charlie Decca (155.8 lbs) vs. Jose Aguayo (155.0 lbs)