PFL 5

PFL 5 in Salt Lake City: What’s At Stake & What’s To Come

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This Friday, PFL touches down in Salt Lake City. PFL 5 features multiple bangers between the two divisions that were full of finishes in the first half of the regular season.

Lightweights and light heavyweights will officially look to punch their tickets into the playoffs. The light heavyweight division features five former champions, if you include the PFL Europe title as well. On the other hand, the lightweight division is full of hungry challengers, many of which have come close to winning world titles in the past.

So much will be on the line, as the legitimacy of many fighters will be proven. 2023 PFL light heavyweight finalist, Josh Silveira, has won two fights via injury to his opponent last year. The world will find out if he is the real deal when he takes on 2022 champion, Rob Wilkinson. Additionally, the Canadian PFL lightweight legacy is on the line when Michael DuFort looks to get into the playoffs and follow the footsteps of “The Canadian Gangster” Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

Here are the 2 most important things at stake in PFL Salt Lake City:

Clay Collard’s Star Power

Clay Collard has been deemed the man to welcome UFC vets into the smart cage. He has defeated the likes of Anthony Pettis, Jeremy Stephens, and Shane Burgos. This year, he is the Bellator-killer as he knocked out Patricky Pitbull and is now looking to do the same to Mads Burnell. The 2023 runner up is desperately trying to win his million dollars… But, before that, he has to live up to one more name, and that’s the hometown hero. This Salt Lake City card has been built around the Utah-native, as many people in the crowd will be supporting him. But will he be able to deliver in his most important fight to date?

Sadibou Sy’s Future Division

The 2022 welterweight champion and 2023 runner up jumped up two weight classes this year. Why? The weight cut was brutal and he wanted another million dollars. Unfortunately, the PFL does not have a middleweight season. In his first fight as the smallest light heavyweight this season, Sy had an injury that stopped the fight in a minute. If he loses against Tom Breese, he will be at a crossroads. Does he still want to keep fighting the big guys? Or will he move into Bellator’s stacked middleweight division and fight in his natural weight class?

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