Brent Primus Expecting Exciting Scrap Against “Explosive” Renfro at PFL 5

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Brent Primus returns to action at PFL 5 this Friday, where he’s paired up with Contender Series alum Solomon Renfro.

It’s a fun match-up for fans in Salt Lake City (perhaps thrown a curve ball when Renfro missed weight on Thursday), but Primus doesn’t seem to worry too much about who he gets in the cage with.

“I really don’t care who I get matched up with. I feel I’m game for anybody, I’ll fight anybody and I know I can beat anybody,” Primus (13-3, 1NC) stated during the PFL 5 media day this week. “I know it’s going to be an exciting fight. I know he’s explosive, got explosive hands. It’s going to be a great fight.”

Primus is one of many Bellator alums who were entered into the PFL season after the league acquired it’s rival promotion late last year. So far, the switch appears to be smooth sailing for the ex-Bellator champ.

“Obviously I love how we’re active. We’re fighting every couple months, I love that. The point system is kind of cool. I like how they have the winner fighting the loser, so the loser has to come out and go at you if they want a chance to go to the playoffs,” stated Primus. “I think PFL’s awesome, I love how professional they are and organized they are. I’m blessed and lucky to be fighting for them.”

While appearing content with his new home, Primus will be a keen observer of a recently announced Bellator fight – Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Alexander Shabliy. The championship bout, whether it has a million dollars on the line or not, will wrap up Bellator’s lightweight grand prix, which was put on hold when Nurmagomedov failed a drug test, and Bellator was put on the auction block.

Primus has shared the cage with both men.

“Hopefully they test Usman like crazy, that little cheater. It’s going to be a great fight,” Primus suggested. “Honestly, I feel like Shabliy could take it. Usman’s really elusive and he moves really good, but I think Shabliy has more power, and he’s more dangerous. I think Usman is really elusive and he moves really well, but I was never hurt one time in that fight.”

His pick in the end? Not surprisingly, given Nurmagomedov’s failed drug test stemmed from the fight with Primus, he’s siding with Alexander Shabliy.

Watch the full PFL 5 media day appearance by Brent Primus above.