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PFL 2: Rory MacDonald debuts against David Michaud

The 'Red King' finally makes his debut

The PFL confirmed the lineup for its April 29 event and it features former Bellator champion Rory MacDonald taking on 2019 welterweight runner-up David Michaud.

The “Red King,” (21-6-0), 31, last fought in 2019, losing a decision to Douglas Lima at Bellator 232 in October 2019 before signing with the PFL in December 2019.

Michaud (18-6-0), 32, is the 2019 PFL welterweight runner-up, losing to Ray Cooper III in the welterweight final last December.

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The co-main features Cooper III, the 2019 PFL welterweight champion, will welcome Jason Ponet (20-12-1, 1NC) from France who is making his debut.

“PFL 2 is sure to be a thrill and full of suspense,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said in a press release. “The world-class talent that these matchups offer is unmatched, and we can’t wait to see all of the action on April 29 on ESPN and ESPN+. This season will bring nonstop excitement and a world-class fan experience, and we can’t wait for it to begin.”

“PFL prides itself on being a fighter-first organization and we look forward to seeing the superior talent in each matchup,” PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo added. “I’m excited to see both the welterweights and light heavyweights live in action as I know PFL 2 will be one to remember.”

The full card is:

Rory MacDonald vs. David Michaud

Ray Cooper III vs. Jason Ponet

Jordan Johnson vs. Tom Lawlor

Emiliano Sordi vs. Chris Camozzi

ESPN+ Card

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino

Smealinho Rama vs. Jordan Young

Cezar Ferreira vs. Nick Roehrick

Gleison Tibau vs. Aleksei Kunchenko

Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin

Dan Spohn vs. Marthin Hamlet

The 2021 season begins on April 23 on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and live streamed on ESPN+ in primetime. The regular season events are scheduled for April 29, May 6, June 10, June 17, and June 25.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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