PFL 5: Marina Mokhnatkina Focused Only On Winning

Atlanta, GA — PFL women’s featherweight Marina Mokhnatkina (9-3) is facing Evelyn Martins at PFL 5 this Friday, sitting in second spot in the division at the moment with five points.

The event takes place at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, and it seems has if the Russian fighter has been chomping at the bit to return to action. Not one to like being stuck in her hotel room, Mokhnatkina did a bit of hiking ahead of the event — wearing some rather nice looking Air Jordans.

Those, she told Cageside Press in an interview on Wednesday, are “special Jordans. When I go [out], these Jordans will never be dirty. Every time, they’re clean.” Plus, she noted, we have good weather there.”

Still, it seems risky to put a pair of mint Air Jordans on the line. “She has a lot of shoes,” joked UFC heavyweight Serghei Spivac, serving as translator.

When it comes to her match-up at PFL 5, Mokhnatkina told us that “Evelyn is tough, she’s good, she’s young. But I have more experience. I think this is a good opportunity for me. Friday, I will show everything that I can do.”

In terms of any concern about points, following her second-round TKO stoppage of Yoko Higashi at PFL 2, Mokhnatkina said simply that “I don’t think too much about points, only bout winning. That’s it.”

Watch our full interview with 2023 PFL 5 women’s featherweight Marina Mokhnatkina above.