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New York City set to host 2022 PFL World Championship on November 25, with main card live on ESPN+ pay-per-view

Six title fights featured, with Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco headlining from Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
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NEW YORK – The Professional Fighters League today announced the 2022 PFL World Championship will take place on Friday, November 25 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The biggest night in MMA will feature finalists facing off for six world titles and six $1 million champion's purses. Tickets for the 2022 PFL World Championship are available now.

ESPN+ pay-per-view will stream the main card live at 8 p.m. ET, and ESPN+ will exclusively stream the undercard at 6 p.m. ET. Pre-fight show coverage will start at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

The evening's main event will see MMA superstar Kayla Harrison face off against knockout artist Larissa Pacheco for the PFL women's lightweight world championship. With a win, Harrison will become the first person to win three PFL titles and further bolster her claim as the best female fighter in the world. It won't come easy, as Pacheco enters the matchup on the best run of her career, with her last five wins coming by way of first round knockout. These two last met in the 2019 PFL Finals, with Harrison earning her first world championship via unanimous decision after five rounds. 

British featherweight Brendan Loughnane put on the performance of a lifetime in a one-sided drubbing of top-seeded Chris Wade in the semifinals, clinching his first appearance in the PFL World Championship. He'll face another wrestling standout in American Bubba Jenkins, a former Division I NCAA champion, with a life-changing opportunity on the line. 

One of the most significant signings in PFL history, Shane Burgos will make his highly anticipated debut in his hometown when he steps into the SmartCage on November 25. A rising star in the featherweight division, Burgos will face Marlon Moraes as he looks to build momentum heading into his first regular season in 2023. 

"I am excited to announce the 2022 PFL World Championship is set for Friday, November 25 and the stage doesn't get any bigger than ESPN+ PPV in primetime staged live from New York City at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden," PFL CEO Peter Murray said. "This special pay-per-view holiday event is stacked with star talent and championship drama as PFL will deliver fans six world title fights with six belts and $6 million on the line headlined by undefeated superstar Kayla Harrison in the biggest fight of her career against Larissa Pacheco, who has five consecutive first round knockouts coming into this epic season finale. The PPV card will also feature 'Hurricane' Shane Burgos and Marlon Moraes facing each other in their PFL debuts."

Tickets for the biggest night in MMA are available at Ticketmaster.com, with prices ranging from $70-$195, with VIP tickets available for $600.

The 2022 PFL World Championship lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (ESPN+ pay-per-view, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco – women's lightweight championship
  • Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins – featherweight championship
  • Shane Burgos vs. Marlon Moraes 
  • Ante Delija vs. Matheus Scheffel – heavyweight championship
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Stevie Ray – lightweight championship
  • Sadibou Sy vs. Dilano Taylor – welterweight championship
  • Robert Wilkinson vs. Omari Akhmedov – light heavyweight championship

PRELIMINARY CARD (6 p.m. ET)

  • Natan Schulte vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Dakota Ditcheva vs. Katherine Corogenes
  • (a) Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. (a) Tom Graesser