Fabricio Werdum’s Opponent For PFL Debut Revealed

Fabricio Werdum has an opponent lined up for his PFL debut.

On May 6, Werdum will be making his debut for the PFL. “Vai Cavalo” is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion but he decided to exit the promotion after fighting out of his contract. Back in November 2020, it was announced that Werdum made the move to PFL.

Fight fans no longer have to speculate on Werdum’s first opponent inside the PFL cage. The promotion has announced that it’ll be Werdum vs. Renan Ferreira headlining the May 6 card.

Take a look at the rest of the bouts that’ll be held at this event.

ESPN 2 Card

Fabricio Werdum vs. Renan Ferreira
Kayla Harrison vs. Mariana Morais
Ali Isaev vs. Hatef Moeil
Genah Fabian vs. Laura Sanchez

ESPN+ Card

Mohammed Usman vs Brandon Sayles
Denis Goltsov vs. Justin Willis
Larissa Pacheco vs. Julija Pajic
Ante Delija vs. Bruno Cappelozza
Cindy Dandois vs. Kaitlin Young
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Taylor Guardado

Shortly after Werdum’s signing was announced, PFL President Ray Sefo explained to FIGHT SPORTS why the move came at the right time.

“When you look at Fabricio’s record and his history, I mean he’s fought everybody and anybody. And when you look at his resume, it speaks for itself. He was the first guy to ever beat Fedor Emelianenko, he’s beaten so many former champions, not only UFC but elsewhere. He was a Strikeforce champion, he was a UFC champion. When we started talking to his manager and his manager was saying that he was really looking for something else and to also get him excited and whatnot and continue fighting, one of my questions to his manager was how well does he feel? In terms of now that he’s 43 years old and how many years does he have left, and Werdum’s answer was, ‘we’ve got four to five good years left in the ring.’ So I’m like, ‘okay let’s do something.’”

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