PFL announced the main card for PFL Europe 2, taking place on Saturday, July 8 at the Verti Music Hall in Berlin, live on DAZN. Berlin-based Bantamweight Farbod Iran Nezhad will headline against Italy’s Francesco Nuzzi, who enters PFL Europe in incredible form having won his last eight fights.
The co-main event will star German striking specialist Khurshed Kakhorov up against the hugely experienced Mokhtar Benkaci from France, as both fighters look to book their place in the 2023 PFL Europe Playoffs.
Further action in the Bantamweight division will see Frans “Black Mamba” Mlambo, who fights out of SBG Ireland under John Kavanagh face off against former Cage Warriors Champion, Dominique “Black Panther” Wooding and the unbeaten Ali Taleb from Sweden take on Swiss star Kenj Bortoluzzi.
In the Lightweight division, Ireland’s Dylan Tuke matches up with Liverpool sensation, the undefeated Connor Hughes, while Latvian Alex “Pretty Boy” Chizov, who is unbeaten in nearly six years, faces Spain’s, Acoidan Duque.
Rounding up the lightweight division will show Geisym Derouiche, fighting out of Marseille, France, to face Cork’s own John Mitchel. Both with six wins, undefeated, and looking to carry on their streaks, whilst Italy’s Radu Maxim will take on Poland’s Jakub Kaszuba.
Full PFL Europe 2 Main Card
- Francesco Nuzzi (9-1, Italy) vs Farbod Iran Nezhad (11-2, Germany)
- Mokhtar Benkaci (20-7, France) vs Khurshed Kakhorov (9-1, Germany)
- Frans Mlambo (13-5, Ireland) vs Dominique Wooding (9-5, United Kingdom)
- Ali Taleb (8-0, Sweden) vs Kenji Bortoluzzi (11-4, Switzerland)
- Alex Chizov (10-1, Latvia) vs Acoidan Duque (17-4, Spain)
- Connor Hughes (7-0, United Kingdom) vs Dylan Tuke (5-3, Ireland)
- Radu Maxim (10-2, Italy) vs Jakub Kaszuba (8-0, Poland)
- John Mitchell (6-1, Ireland) vs Geisym Derouiche (6-2, France)
PFL Europe is the PFL’s first international league and will showcase the very best MMA athletes across Europe. PFL Europe will hold quarterly events throughout 2023, which began in Newcastle on March 25. The ground-breaking league will feature 32 of Europe’s top fighters from 14 countries competing across four weight divisions. After four events, four PFL Europe Champions will be crowned with each Champion taking home $100,000. Champions also have a chance to earn a spot on the PFL Global Roster and the $1 million global season prize.