PFL Challenger Series 2023 Light Heavyweight Lineup Announced

Sasha Palatnikov and Impa Kasanganai, UFC Vegas 23
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 10: (RL) Impa Kasanganai punches Sasha Palatnikov of Hong Kong in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on April 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The Professional Fighters League has announced the line-up for the 2023 edition of the PFL Challenger Series Light Heavyweights.

Promotion officials revealed the news in a press release Thursday. The card takes place in Orlando, Florida, airing on the Fubo Sports Network on March 10, 2023. It will mark the final event structured by weight classes, with the final 2023 Challenger Series card featuring “second chance” fights featuring athletes , who were previously featured on the series.

In the light heavyweight main event, UFC veteran Impa Kasanganai (10-3) returns to action, paired with Egypt’s Osama Elsidi (8-2).

Kasanganay won his only fight since leaving the UFC when he defeated fellow Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Jared Gooden at XMMA 5 in a middleweight match last July. Elseady is coming off a win at Brave CF against Mohamed Ali Sellam.

“The PFL Challenger Series features fighters from around the world looking for an opportunity to build a legacy in the SmartCage, and we’re excited to introduce the light heavyweight contenders,” PFL President of Fighter Operations Ray Sefo said in Thursday’s press release.

The full PFL Challenger Series Light Heavyweight roster breaks down as follows:

  • Impa Kasanganay vs. Osama Elseady
  • Nick Koehring vs. Joey Angelo
  • Taylor Johnson vs. Trey Williams
  • Monte Morrison vs. Roland Dunlap

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