PFL Challenger Series week 5 live results.
The PFL Challenger Series is in its second season on FuboTV, where prospects and up-and-coming fighters compete for a chance to join the PFL this season and a chance at $1 million. Week one featured the welterweights where Thad Jean was awarded a contract, week two was the women’s featherweight fights where Amanda Leve secured a contract, week three’s heavyweight winner was Abraham Bably, and week four’s lightweight winner was Elvin Espinoza. Week 5 will feature the women’s flyweights.
The main event for Friday will feature Chelsea Hackett, who was featured on the third season of Dana White’s Contender Series and hasn’t fought since that loss to Victoria Leonardo, against LFA and Bellator vet Desiree Yanez. The co-main event features Kaytlin Neil, a Bellator, LFA, and Invicta FC vet who also featured on the 30th season of The Ultimate Fighter. Neil is 6-4 and is on a two-fight win streak and will face Belgium’s Griet Eeckhout, another Bellator vet who is 6-4-1.
The rest of the card features Syndicate MMA’s Shanna Young, an Invicta FC and DWCS vet who went 1-3 with the UFC from 2020-2022, against Peru’s Sandra Lavado, another DWCS vet who is 11-3. The card is rounded out with Invicta FC and LFA vet Helen Peralta against fellow LFA vet Lisa Mauldin.
UPDATED — A change in the card saw two with new opponents, the following card is up to date.
Chelsea Hackett was replaced by Maira Mazar and moved to the second fight on the card. Katherine Corogenes stepped in to face Kaytlin Neil in the main event.
PFL Challenger Series week 5 live results
- Kaytlin Neil defeated Katherine Corogenes via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
- Shanna Young defeated Sandra Lavado via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Desiree Yanez defeated Maira Mazar via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
- Lisa Mauldin defeated Helen Peralta via TKO, Round 3 – 3:51
Contract awarded to: Desiree Yanez