The Professional Fighters League makes their return to Long Island, New York for the second card of season two: Palmer vs Gilpin.
PFL 2 features a card stacked with lightweight and featherweight contenders.
Below is a list of fights that you don’t want to miss this Thursday on ESPN+.
Andre Harrison vs Peter Petties (Featherweight)
This is going to be an interesting bout to watch, one that could even be going under the radar. If you don’t know, Andre Harrison was previously undefeated until he fought Lance Palmer for the second time in his MMA career. He looks to bounce back after the loss on his pursuit of the PFL featherweight title.
Petties is currently riding a two-fight winning streak after defeating Jordan Morales and Michael McDonald, both by unanimous decision. The PFL newcomer looks to make a statement in his promotional debut.
I doubt this fight goes the distance.
Chris Wade vs Nate Andrews (Lightweight)
Nate Andrews is the reigning CES lightweight champion and looks to make a name for himself in the PFL after getting overlooked in his Contender Series debut. “The Snake” looks to continue his winning ways when he meets PFL returner, Chris Wade.
Wade is a former UFC fighter who is coming off a loss to Nathan Schulte last PFL season. He looks to get back in the win column on Thursday. Will Wade’s experience in the PFL be a factor in his bout against the newcomer? Maybe.
Make sure to catch this one!
Lance Palmer vs Alex Gilpin (Featherweight)
Lance Palmer was the featherweight champion of PFL’s first season. He is a four-time NCAA All-American and utilizes his high-level wrestling ability to dominate his opponents. He faces an up-and-coming force in the featherweight division.
Alex Gilpin is coming off a win on Dana White’s Contender Series. Although he did not get the contract, Alex is fully focused on winning the PFL tournament this year and becoming a world champion.
Something interesting to note about this fight is that both fighters are known for their ground game. Gilpin is 12-1 with 6 submission wins and Palmer is 17-3 with 8 submission wins. This is going to be a great matchup, one in which the challenger feels is in his favor.
This is a main event you don’t want to miss.