The Skilled Fighters League nearly has a full deck for its 2019 season.
Officers introduced eight additions to this season’s roster on Monday through press launch, together with names like Japanese heavyweight star Satoshi Ishii (21-Eight-1) and former UFC featherweight standout Jeremy Kennedy (13-1). ESPN was first to report a number of of the signings.
The announcement additionally confirms the involvement of Ronys Torres (37-6) and Francimar Barroso (22-7-1, 1 NC), beforehand reported by MMA Preventing.
Ishii, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist in judo, has gained six straight fights competing in Japan and Europe. He has not competed in america since shedding a break up determination to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at Bellator 157 in St. Louis, Missouri, in June 2016. Ishii’s final outing simply two weeks in the past noticed him earn a break up nod over Fernando Rodrigues Jr. at a KSW present.
This shall be Kennedy’s second try at stepping right into a PFL cage after he needed to bow out of an alternate spot as a consequence of an present contract with Courageous Fight Federation. Kennedy has competed twice for Courageous, profitable each bouts by knockout. Previous to that, he compiled a Three-1 file within the UFC with unanimous determination wins over Kyle Bochniak, Rony Jason, and Alessandro Ricci.
Additionally confirmed on Monday have been gentle heavyweights Jorge Gonzalez (15-Three) and Rashid Yusupov (10-1), ex-UFC featherweight Damon Jackson (16-2-1, 1 NC), and up to date Contender Sequence welterweight competitor Chris Curtis (20-5).
The 2019 PFL common season kicks off on Might 9 and can air on ESPN2, ESPN+, and ESPN Deportes.
There are nonetheless three open roster spots to fill.
See the up to date PFL 2019 roster beneath:
Ray Cooper III
Carlos Eduardo Silva
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