The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has officially announced its rosters for the featherweight and lightweight divisions ahead of the 2021 season.
After a one-season hiatus in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the PFL will finally return to action on April 23.
And on Tuesday, the promotion revealed 10 lightweights and eight featherweights who will be set to compete this year.
- Tyler Diamond
- Bubba Jenkins
- Movlid Khaybulaev
- Brendan Loughnane
- Sheymon Moraes
- Lance Palmer
- Jason Soares
- Jo Sungbin
- Akhmed Aliev
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier
- Clay Collard
- Johnny Case
- Marcin Held
- Joilton Lutterbach
- Mikhail Odintsov
- Anthony Pettis
- Loik Radzhabov
- Natan Schulte
“We’re excited to officially unveil the first two rosters for the 2021 season,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a press release. “Our fighter roster is top-tier, and we are looking forward to having fighters from around the world be a part of our league and season.
“PFL is a fighter-first organization, and we are proud to showcase the depth and breadth of our rosters.”
The @ProFightLeague just unveiled their stacked featherweight and lightweight divisions for the 2021 Tournament.
Some really exciting names here. pic.twitter.com/nrmzZ5okgX
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) February 2, 2021
The notable names that stand out include former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis who signed with the PFL in December following the end of his UFC contract. Another former UFC lightweight in Olivier Aubin-Mercier will also be making his promotional bow.
There’s also Natan Schulte who was the 2019 PFL lightweight champion in addition to 2019 PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer as the pair will look to become champions for the third consecutive season.
The new season kicks off April 23 and will be broadcast on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+.