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The MMA Vivisection - PFL 2018 #1: Regular season picks & analysis

Zane Simon, Victor Rodriguez, and Eddie Mercado are back to break down the opening event of Professional Fighters League’s 2018 season. With picks for every fight on the card.

It’s finally time for the rubber to meet the road in the rebranded former World Series of Fighting. Professional Fighters League, as the organization is now known, may have kicked off last summer, but this is the first time that they’ll be putting their new “season” format into action. The organization plans to hold 7 events over the next three months, followed by a 4 event “playoff” tournament, including a tournament champion event at the end of the year. They’ve got plenty of familiar names to get started, including Lance Palmer, Andre Harrison, Marcos Galvao, Jared Rosholt, and Francimar Barroso. It should make for an interesting event, even if the card isn’t replete with fighters known for their action style.

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Here’s a look at the PFL’s first “regular season” card, starting this Thursday, June 7th at 6pm Eastern/3 pm Pacific on Facebook, as it stands right now:

Andre Harrison vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun
Lance Palmer vs. Bekbulat Magomedov
Timur Valiev vs. Max Coga
Jake Heun vs. Alex Nicholson

Jared Rosholt vs. Valdrin Istrefi
Josh Copeland vs. Jack May
Marcos Galvao vs. Nazareno Malegari
Caio Alencar vs. Kelvin Tiller
Magomed Idrisov vs. Steven Siler
Alexandre de Almeida vs. Lee Coville
Francimar Barroso vs. Daniel Gallemore