Atlanta, GA – Coming into PFL 4 2023 Regular Season featherweight Jesus Pinedo knows he may need a devastating finish over former champion Brendan Loughnane in order to stay alive in the tournament.
“I do know that a first round finish would get me six points and put me in a better position to make the playoffs, but I’m going for the finish whether it comes in the first, second or third round. I’m looking to finish the fight regardless,” Pinedo told reporters including Cageside Press on Tuesday.
In Loughnane he will face the 2022 PFL featherweight champion and a fighter who is at the top of his game.
“Just because he’s the former champion doesn’t really mean anything to me. Whoever you put in front of me I’m just going to always go in there and try my best to win,” he said.
“I’m very happy that PFL put the confidence in me to be in the main event spot. I’m going to put on a show, and showcase for the world, for Peru.”
He may not be the favorite in the fight, but it’s not something that he’s concerned about. He looks to send a message against Loughnane on Thursday.
“He knows my game plan, I know his game plan,” Pinedo said.
“I’m going to do everything I can to come out with my hand raised, and we’re going to put on a show for the world.”
Watch the entire media day scrum with Jesus Pinedo above. He takes on Brendan Loughnane in the main event of PFL 4 on Thursday night.