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PFL Challenger Series 7 weigh-in results: 10 cleared for professional debuts

The latest edition of the PFL Challenger Series sees 10 fighters making their professional debut in hopes of securing a PFL contract.

ORLANDO, Fla - The Professional Fighters League held official weigh-ins for Week 7 of the 2022 PFL Challenger Series, featuring fighters making their professional debuts. In the main event, welterweight up-and-comers clash, as Andrija Stankovic of Serbia takes on Lewis Brewington of the United States. PFL Challenger Series is available exclusively on Fubo Sports Network, the live, free-to-consumer TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc.

Stankovic weighed in at 170.8 pounds and comes in with an extensive background in kickboxing. The 27-year old followed in the footsteps of his father, who was also a decorated kickboxer in Serbia. Brewington, meanwhile, weighed in at 172.6 pounds. The American heads into his professional debut with a 7-5 amateur record, including 6 wins coming by way of stoppage. 

In the co-main event, lightweights take to the SmartCage, as Christian Turner of the U.S. meets Chayanne Serrano of Cuba. Turner came in at 154.2 pounds and boasts an impressive 4-0 run as an amateur, which includes three straight wins by knockout. Serrano came in at 154.4 pounds and has an equally impressive 6-1 record as an amateur, with four of those wins coming by stoppage. 

Also on the card, American lightweights Alexei Pergande and Joe Hamm go head to head. Pergande tipped the scales at 155.2 pounds and enters Friday night's fights with a 4-0 amateur standing, with all of his wins coming by finish. Hamm tipped the scales at 155.6 pounds and makes his professional debut after going 6-1 with four wins coming by finish as an amateur.

In the heavyweight division, Americans Santino Zurita and Rakim Talley face off. Zurita weighed in at 253.6 pounds for his pro debut after going 1-0 in the amateur ranks. Talley, meanwhile, weighed in at 230.6 pounds. He comes off an outstanding 9-2 run in the amateurs, with seven of his nine wins ending in stoppages. 

Kicking things off in the featherweight division, Jaylon McDaniel of the U.S. meets compatriot Daeri Alderman. McDaniel, who came in at 144.8 pounds, makes his pro debut off the strength of a 3-0 record in the amateurs. Alderman, on the other hand, came in at 145.4 pounds and also comes in with an unbeaten 3-0 amateur record.

Complete PFL Challenger Series 7 weigh-in results include:

  • Andrija Stankovic (170.8) vs. Lewis Brewington (172.6)
  • Christian Turner (154.2) vs. Chayanne Serrano (154.4)
  • Alexei Pergande (155.2) vs. Joe Hamm (155.6)
  • Santino Zurita (253.6) vs. Rakim Talley (230.6)
  • Jaylon McDaniel (144.8) vs. Daeri Alderman (145.4