Heavyweights and women’s featherweights were in action Friday night at the 2023 PFL 2 card in Las Vegas.
The event marked the official launch of the PFL’s women’s featherweight division, taking over from lightweight, where Larissa Pacheco won the title last year. Pacheco was back at 145lbs for the PFL 2 card on Friday, taking on former Bellator champ Julia Budd.
Last year’s heavyweight champion, Ante Delija, was forced out of a fight with Yorgan De Castro, which was the original main event for PFL 2. De Castro was then matched up with Denis Goltsov, who also withdrew, replaced by UFC vet Danilo Marques.
Olena Kolesnyk, the only fighter to miss weight for the card, faced off with another UFC vet in Aspen Ladd.
Full results from the 2023 PFL 2 card at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, April 7, 2023 can be found below.
PFL 2: Pacheco vs. Budd Weigh-In Results
Main Card (ESPN2)
Women’s Featherweight: Larissa Pacheco def. Julia Budd by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Heavyweight: Bruno Cappelozza def. Matheus Scheffel by TKO (punches), Round 1, 2:15
Women’s Featherweight: Olena Kolesnyk def. Aspen Ladd by majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Amateur Lightweight: Biaggio Ali Walsh def. Isaiah Figueroa by TKO, Round 1, 1:42
Preliminary Card (ESPN+)
Heavyweight: Rizvan Kuniev def. Renan Ferreira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene def. Marcelo Nunes by TKO (punches), Round 2, 1:20
Heavyweight: Danilo Marques def. Yorgan De Castro by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Featherweight: Amber Leibrock def. Martina Jindrova by KO (head kick), Round 1, 2:19
Women’s Featherweight: Evelyn Martins def. Karolina Sobek by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Featherweight: Marina Mokhnatkina def. Yoko Higashi by TKO, Round 2, 1:29