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Two-time Olympian Cynthia Vescan signs with the PFL

Opponent and date to be determined

Two-time Olympian wrestler Cynthia Vanessa Vescan has taken her talents to the PFL, the company announced Thursday.

Vescan, 29, a Strasbourg native who has wrestled like her father and brother before her since the age of seven, competed in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games as a heavyweight in freestyle wrestling for France.

It is expected that she will compete in the PFL as a women’s lightweight.

“I am excited to announce that the PFL has signed Cynthia Vescan, a two-time Olympic freestyle wrestler,” PFL president of fighter operations Ray Sefo said in a press release. “Adding a fighter of Olympic caliber in Cynthia Vescan further elevates PFL’s  global reach and international expansion.”

“My goal at the PFL is to be the best, compete for the one million dollar prize, and to continue making positive changes in my life,” Vescan added. “I still have things to do in sport! I am excited to make my debut in MMA with the Professional Fighters League.”

Vescan’s debut opponent and date were not announced.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The PFL’s 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.


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

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