With Marreta, Taila and more Brazilians, PFL 4 2024 defines first semifinalists this Thursday

PFL 4 2024 defines the qualifiers for the semi-finals of the women's heavyweight and flyweight tournaments

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Thiago Marreta e Taila Santos are highlights of PFL 4 (Photo: Montage/SUPER FIGHTS)

Two months after the end of the first round, the time has come for the PFL to start defining the semifinalists for the current season's tournaments, with prizes of US$1 million for the champions of each category. This Thursday (13), PFL 4 2024 presents the second and decisive round of the heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg) and women's flyweight (up to 56,7 kg) tournaments, with six Brazilians involved.

In the main fight of the night, Valentin Moldavsky and Linton Vassell, who have already faced each other twice in Bellator's circular cage, with one victory for each side, close the trilogy in the PFL decagon. The Russian is the leader of the heavyweight tournament, with six points, while the Brit is looking to come from zero, but still dreams of qualifying, depending on the other results.

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Called up at the last minute to replace the injured Sergey Bilostenniy and face current runner-up Denis Goltsov on the PFL 4 2024 main card, Thiago Marreta will debut as a heavyweight, marking the fourth different weight class he has played in recent years.

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The Brazilian, who began competing as a welterweight (up to 77,1 kg) on ​​The Ultimate Fighter Brasil, had a long spell at middleweight (up to 83,9 kg) and even challenged for the light heavyweight belt (up to 93 kg). kg), now accepts the challenge in the heavyweight division.

Out of the ranking, Thiago Marreta he needs a quick victory and a combination of results to dream of a place in the semi-finals, while Denis Goltsov is fourth with four points and needs a victory to guarantee his place in the playoffs.

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Besides Thiago Marreta, Marcelo Golm and Danilo Marques also enter action in the second round of the PFL heavyweight tournament, facing Tyrell Fortune and Tim Johnson, respectively.

Taila Santos leads Brazilian trio in search of classification in flyweight

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Taila Santos in victory in PFL 1 2024 (Photo: PFL)

Former UFC belt challenger, Taila Santos enters into action at PFL 4 2024 seeking to confirm its classification for the semi-finals. The Brazilian debuted with a quick victory over compatriot Ilara Joanne and took the lead in the competition, with six points, needing just a simple victory over undefeated Jena Bishop to guarantee a place in the playoffs.

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Victim of Taila in the first round, Ilara Joanne is looking for her first victory in the new organization and still dreams of a place when she faces Shanna Young.

Rounding out the Brazilian trio at flyweight, former Bellator champion Juliana Velasquez squares off with Lisa Mauldin and also tries to come from scratch in the competition.

PFL 4 technical sheet – 2024

Order date: June 13th, 2024

Open Hours: From 18pm (Brasília time)

Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States

How to watch: Canal Combate (entire card) on TV or internet

MAIN CARD (22pm Brasília time)

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Valentin Moldavsky x Linton Vassell

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Dakota Dicheva x Chelsea Hackett

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Denis Goltsov x Thiago Marreta

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Liz Carmouche x Kana Watanabe

PRELIMINARY CARD (18pm Brasília time)

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Taila Santos x Jena Bishop

Heavyweight (up to 120,2 kg): Oleg Popov x Davion Franklin

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Marcelo golm x Tyrell Fortune

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Ilara Joanne x Shanna Young

Heavy weight (up to 120,2 kg): Danilo Marques x Tim Johnson

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Juliana Velasquez x Lisa Mauldin

Flyweight (up to 56,7 kg): Sumiko Inaba x Saray Orozco

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