Week 2 of the Professional Fighters League regular season is here, and this time the attention is focused on the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. Ex-Bellator champ and UFC veteran Will Brooks headlines Thursday night’s card in Chicago, as he takes on WSOF veteran Luiz Firmino. The top light heavyweight bout (and the only one on the main card) matches up entertaining ex-UFC fighters Ronny Makes and Sean O’Connell. We do have one special bout that is not attached to any tournament, as two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her professional MMA debut against Brittney Elkin. It’s not often you see women’s lightweight fights, but this is an exception, and Harrison is a highly gifted athlete who is looking to make a splash on the MMA scene.
At 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT, you can watch the live streamed preliminary card by clicking on this link. Viewers outside the United States can watch the entire card on the PFL Facebook page, while US viewers can watch the main card on NBC Sports Network at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT.
Click here to see the full rules for the PFL, as fighters compete for the $1 million prize in their respective weight classes.
The full fight card is as follows:
Main Card (NBC Sports at 9 p.m. ET)
Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin
Efrain Escudero vs. Jason High
Ronny Markes vs. Sean O’Connell
Preliminary Card (Facebook at 5:30 p.m. ET)
Smealinho Rama vs Brandon Halsey
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Jamie Abdallah
Rashid Yusupov vs. Rakim Cleveland
Maxim Grishin vs. Jason Butcher
Thiago Tavares vs. Robert Watley