Champion in 2021, Cara de Sapato seeks a place in the semifinals of the million-dollar tournament at PFL 5, this Friday

Brazilian faces important clash and seeks to advance from stage to competition in light heavyweight

Antonio Shoe Guy facing PFL 5 2024. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Champion in the light heavyweight tournament (up to 93kg.) in 2021, Antonio Shoe Guy is ready for his next challenge of the season. This Friday (21), in Salt Lake City (USA), the Brazilian returns to the decagon and seeks to confirm his place in the semi-final of the million-dollar competition, in PFL 5 – 2024. After winning in his first appearance of the year, the Paraíba native, now, he can advance to the stage against Alex Polizzi.

In his first appointment of 2024, Shoe Face He shone by submitting Simon Biyong in the first round, scoring 6 points in the competition. A new positive result is important to secure the Brazilian's presence in the next phase of the competition.

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Decagon assembled by the PFL. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @pflmma

On the main card, a Brazilian clash could divide fans' hearts. Patricky Pitbull and Bruno Robusto, who were surpassed in their debuts in the lightweight tournament (up to 70,3kg.) are going for 'all or nothing' and need a triumph in the fast track to dream of the semi-final.

In the last clash of the event, veteran Clay Collard maintains his dream of winning the unprecedented title. Executioner of Patricky Pitbull In the first challenge of 2024, the athlete will now face Mads Burnell.

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Former UFC representative and champion in the light heavyweight tournament in 2023, Impa Kasanganay is also featured on the card. The fighter can advance to the semifinals if he gets past Jakob Nedoh.

Light heavyweight winner in 2022, Rob Wilkinson joins Shoe Face and Kasanganay in their dream of a second championship. The fighter triumphed in the first challenge of 2024 and is now trying to maintain his 100% record against Josh Silveira, son of the renowned Brazilian coach, Conan Silveira.

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In total, PFL 5 has 13 scheduled clashes. The event starts at 17:30 pm (Brasília time).

It is worth remembering that, at the end of the tournament in each category, the winner, in addition to the belt, takes home the desired check of US$1 million (around R$5,45 million).

PFL 5 technical sheet – 2024

Order date: June 21th, 2024

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Open Hours: From 17:30 pm (Brasília time)

Location: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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

MAIN CARD (21pm Brasília time)

Lightweight (up to 70,3 kg): Clay Collard x Mads Burnell

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Impa Kasanganay x Jakob Nedoh

Light weight (up to 70,3 kg): Patricky Pitbull x Bruno Robusto

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Rob Wilkinson x Joshua Silveira

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov x Simon Biyong

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Antonio Shoe Guy x Alex Polizzi

PRELIMINARY CARD (17:30 pm Brasília time)

Lightweight (up to 70,3 kg): Brent Primus x Solomon Renfro

Light heavyweight up to 93 kg): Sadibou Sy x Tom Breese

Lightweight (up to 70,3 kg): Gadzhi Rabadanov x Elvin Espinoza

Lightweight (up to 70,3 kg): Michael Dufort x Adam Piccolotti

Lightweight (up to 70,3 kg): Anthony Romero x Sergio Cosso

Light heavyweight (up to 93 kg): Andrew Sanchez x Karl Albrektsson

Featherweight (up to 65,7 kg): Brahyan Zurcher x Julian Ruiz

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