Three Featherweight Bouts Announced for PFL Season Opener on June 7 in New York

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 18, 2018


Professional Fighters League season has revealed three matchups for its season debut on June 7, and there are already some accomplished names on the card.

The rebranded promotion recently announced the following three featherweight matchups on Wednesday: Andre Harrison vs. face Jumabieke Tuerxun; Lance Palmer vs. Bekbulat Magomedov and Timur Valiev vs. Max Coga. Each PFL division features 12 fighters, with the top eight advancing to the postseason for a chance at a $1 million payout.

PFL 1 takes place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York and will air in primetime on NBC Sports Network.

Harrison, a former World Series of Fighting titlist, is unbeaten in 17 professional appearances and is coming off a five-round verdict over Steven Rodriguez at PFL “Everett” on July 29. A native of China, Tuerxun went 0-3 during a short-lived stint in the UFC but owns a 20-5-1 professional record overall.

Palmer, who relinquished the WSOF featherweight strap in a decision loss to Harrison, returned to the win column with a decision against Steven Siler at PFL’s Fight Night on Nov. 2. Magomedov, meanwhile, emerged as the WSOF’s final bantamweight king with a five-round verdict over Donavon Frelow at WSOF 35; he owns a 19-1 career record.

Valiev, a bantamweight contender in WSOF, is coming off a third-round submission of Josenaldo Silva at PFL Fight Night this past November and owns a 12-2 career record. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Coga enters the matchup on an eight-fight winning streak.

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