Fabricio Werdum is a former UFC heavyweight champion. He is a multiple-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion. And on Thursday night, he will begin his quest to be a PFL champion.
The 43-year-old from Brazil, who trains in Southern California, will be making his debut with the fight promotion when he faces fellow Brazilian and fellow PFL newcomer Renan Ferreira in the main event at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The co-main event features 2019 women's lightweight season champion Kayla Harrison, who faces Mariana Marais. Harrison (8-0), a two-time Olympic judo gold medalist, is 30 years old and trains at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida.