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ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY – On the heels of PFL 1, the 2021 season of the Professional Fighters League continues tonight with PFL 2 featuring some of the top welterweights and light heavyweight mixed martial artists in the world. PFL 2 will emanate from the PFL Regular Season Bubble at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Headlining tonight’s nine-fight card will be former UFC title contender and Bellator champion Rory “The Red King” MacDonald, who is making his PFL debut against former UFC and Bellator veteran Curtis Millender. MacDonald (21-6) has shared the cage with some of the best fighters in the world including BJ Penn, Robbie Lawler, Nate Diaz, Gegard Mousasi, and Douglas Lima. He is a former UFC title contender and a one-time Bellator Welterweight Champion. Millender (18-6) meanwhile, steps in on short notice for 2019 PFL Welterweight Tournament finalist David Michaud. He has faced top-tier competition in the past including Kevin Holland, Thiago Alves, and Belal Muhammad.
In the co-main event, 2019 PFL Welterweight Champion Ray Cooper III begins his journey to becoming a two-time PFL champion by taking on Jason Ponet. Hawaii’s Cooper (20-7) is coming off back-to-back wins, while Ponet (20-12-1) will be making his PFL debut off the strength of four wins in his last five bouts.
Plus, 2019 PFL Light Heavyweight Champion Emiliano “Dogo” Sordi makes his 2021 season debut against UFC veteran Chris Camozzi. Sordi (22-8) is riding an impressive five-fight winning streak, while Camozzi (25-14) enters the PFL cage for the first time in his career.
Rory MacDonald vs. Curtis Millender
Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Ponet
Zoao Zeferino vs. Gleison Tibau
Emiliano Sordi vs. Chris Camozzi
Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Tom Lawlor
Cezar Ferreira vs. Nick Roehrick
Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin
Dan Spohn vs. Marthin Hamlet
About Professional Fighters LeagueProfessional Fighters League (PFL) is the first and only to present MMA in the sports-season format where individual fighters compete in Regular Season, Playoffs, and Championships. PFL is the innovation leader with the PFL SmartCage delivering viewers on-screen fight analytics and real-time prop bets. PFL Roster is second to none with 25% of its fighters ranked in the top 25 in their weight class. All PFL 2021 Season events are live in primetime on ESPN2/ESPN+ in the U.S. (typically on Thursdays), as well as on leading broadcast and streaming outlets in 160 countries worldwide. For more info visit www.PFLmma.com and follow PFL on Instagram (@PFLmma), Twitter (@PFLMMA), and Facebook (/PFLmma).