MIXED MARTIAL ARTS – Dublin trio set to light it up on first PFL finals night

by Jonny Stapleton
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Finalist and Dublin MMA hero Frans Mlambo, with a 15-5 record, is set to take on Khurshed Kakhorov for the Championship belt and $100k cash prize in the first-ever PFL Europe Championship at the Dublin 3Arena tonight.

In a recent stunning performance at the PFL play-offs in Paris, Mlambo secured a split decision victory against French veteran Mokhtar Benkaci, earning his well-deserved spot in the Finals.

One of Ireland’s most highly rated prospects, Nate ‘The Great’ Kelly, will make his PFL debut in his home city. A 19-year-old 2 x Amateur World Champion and 11 x National Kickboxing Champion, Nate is poised to make history as the second-ever amateur to fight in the PFL.

Backed by Irish MMA icon Conor McGregor, Nate ‘The Great’ is gearing up for a sensational SmartCage debut against Callum Seaton.

Dublin’s Nathan Kelly, is 26-year-old featherweight contender rapidly emerging as a force in professional MMA with an 8-2 record.

His recent dominant performance against Damion Nelson, solidified his status as a rising star in Europe. He now prepares to take on Dimitry Solimeis in a showcase bout on the PFL Europe 4 Dublin card.

Dublin-native and one of Ireland’s leading female MMA sensations Valentina Scatizzi (inset) is also set to take on England’s undefeated Dakota Ditcheva for the Women’s Flyweight title, following her dominant victory over Lizzy Gevers in PFL Europe 1 in Newcastle earlier this year in March.

Nate ‘The Great’ Kelly, 19, will make his PFL debut in his home city when he fight in the PFL finals this evening at the 3 Arena.

Dublin’s Frans Mlambo is set to take on Khurshed Kakhorov for the Championship and $100k cash prize in the first-ever PFL Europe Championship at the 3Arena tonight.

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