It looks like Shane Burgos won’t be making his PFL debut this year after all.
Burgos Withdraws From Fight With Moraes
The UFC fan-favorite was scheduled to fight fellow debutant Marlon Moraes on Nov. 25 at the PFL Championships, but things don’t always go according to plan. According to MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, Burgos suffered an undisclosed injury that forced him to withdraw from his fight with Moraes.
Not all hope is lost however as the PFL is currently searching for a replacement opponent for Moraes.
With an opponent pending, Moraes still looks to make magic happen in his first fight under the PFL banner. The former WSOF Champion and UFC title challenger retired from MMA back in April following a string of four losses to the likes of Corey Sandhagen, Rob Font, Merab Dvalishvili, and Song Yadong.
But, the gloves wouldn’t stay off forever as Moraes inked a contract to fight for the PFL, where he will compete for $1M in the featherweight tournament next year.
With Burgos vs. Moraes scratched off, here is a glimpse at the 2022 PFL Championships card on Nov. 25.
- Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco – for women’s lightweight championship
- Bubba Jenkins vs. Brendan Loughnane – for featherweight championship
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Stevie Ray – for lightweight championship
- Sadibou Sy vs. Dilano Taylor – for welterweight championship
- Omari Akhmedov vs. Rob Wilkinson – for light heavyweight championship
- Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel – for heavyweight championship
- Marlon Moraes vs. TBD
- Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. TBD