The Professional Fighters League kicked off its 2023 regular season in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, April 1 with featherweights and light heavyweights in action.
With returning featherweight champ Brendan Loughnane topping the marquee against Marlon Moraes, and another debuting UFC vet in Thiago Santos, who was taking on defending light heavyweight champion Rob Wilkinson, the 2023 PFL season had a big feel to it.
Plenty of familiar names were also back in the hunt for a world title and one million dollars in prize money— including featherweight rivals Bubba Jenkins and Chris Wade, set to face off for a second time with Long Island’s Wade up 1-0.
PFL 1 goes down Saturday, April 1, 2023 airing in ESPN (main card) and ESPN+ (prelims). The action gets underway at 6PM ET, full results can be found below.
PFL 1 2023: Loughnane vs. Moraes Results
Featherweight: Brendan Loughnane def. Marlon Moraes by TKO (leg kick), Round 2, 1:11
Light Heavyweight: Rob Wilkinson def. Thiago Santos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: Will Fleury def. Krzysztof Jotko by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Movlid Khaybulaev def. Ryoji Kudo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Bubba Jenkins def. Chris Wade by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Light Heavyweight: Marthin Hamlet def. Mohammad Fakhreddine by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:05
Light Heavyweight: Josh Silveira def. Sam Kei by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 2:46
Featherweight: Alejandro Flores def. Daniel Torres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Gabriel Braga def. Jesus Pinedo by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Light Heavyweight: Ty Flores def. Delan Monte by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Light Heavyweight Showcase Bout: Impa Kasaganay def. Cory Hendricks by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)