Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league announced the 2022 PFL World Championship will take place on Nov. 25 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The biggest night in MMA will feature finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million champion’s purses. Tickets for the 2022 PFL World Championship are available now.
The evening’s main event will see MMA superstar Kayla Harrison face off against knockout artist Larissa Pacheco for the PFL Women’s Lightweight World Championship.
With a win, Harrison will become the first person to win three PFL titles and further bolster her claim as the best female fighter in the world. It won’t come easy as Pacheco enters the matchup on the best run of her career, with her last five wins coming by way of first round knockout. These two last met in the 2019 PFL Finals, with Harrison earning her first World Championship via unanimous decision after five rounds.
British Featherweight Brendan Loughnane put on the performance of a lifetime in a one-sided drubbing of top-seeded Chris Wade in the semifinals, clinching his first appearance in the PFL World Championship. He’ll face another wrestling standout in American Bubba Jenkins, a former Division 1 NCAA champion, with a life-changing opportunity on the line.
One of the most significant signings in PFL history, Shane Burgos will make his highly anticipated debut in his hometown when he steps into the SmartCage on November 25. A rising star in the featherweight division, Burgos will face Marlon Moraes as he looks to build momentum heading into his first Regular Season in 2023.
“I am excited to announce the 2022 PFL World Championship is set for Friday, November 25 and the stage doesn’t get any bigger than ESPN+ PPV in primetime staged live from New York City at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray.