2018 Heavyweight Champ Philipe Lins Withdraws from PFL Season 2 Due to Injury
By: Tristen Critchfield May 20, 2019
Lins won’t be able to defend his Professional Fighters League
heavyweight championship in 2019.
The promotion announced Monday that Lins has withdrawn from the
second season due to an undisclosed injury. Lins has been replaced
Wily on the PFL heavyweight roster. Wily will lock horns with
Ishii at PFL 3: 2019 Regular Season on June 6 at Nassau
Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y.
A six-time Bellator MMA veteran, Lins bested Alex
Rosholt and Josh
Copeland to win the PFL Season 1 heavyweight championship along
with a $1 million payout. The 33-year-old Brazilian is 14-3 over
the course of a professional career that began in 2005.
Wily is a former collegiate football player at the University of
Utah. He owns a 3-1 professional mark.