Top-seeded heavyweights Kelvin Tiller and Denis Goltsov will meet in the main event of PFL 17.
On Thursday, the Professional Fighters League released the lineup for its 12-fight card scheduled to take place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Aug. 8. The event will feature the final regular season bouts for the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions and determine which eight fighters from each weight class will move on to the postseason to compete for a $1 million prize.
Tiller (11-2) and Goltsov (23-5) currently lead the heavyweight standings with six points apiece. The two were both victorious in their PFL 2019 season on June 6, with Tiller defeating Muhammed Dereese by first-round submission, and Goltsov picking up a first-round TKO against Jared Rosholt.
Other notable announced matchups include Satoshi Ishii vs. Rosholt in the co-main event, a rematch between Vinny Magalhaes and Rakim Cleveland, and a rematch between current light heavyweight leaders Bozigit Ataev and Emiliano Sordi.
PFL 17 will stream live on the ESPN+ streaming service, with the prelims available on ESPN2.
See the updated card below:
Heavyweight: Kelvin Tiller vs. Denis Goltsov
Heavyweight: Satoshi Ishii vs. Jared Rosholt
Light Heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Rakim Cleveland
Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso vs. Ante Delija
Light Heavyweight: Rashid Yusupov vs. Viktor Nemkov
Heavyweight: Ali Isaev vs. Carl Seumanutafa
Light Heavyweight: Maxim Grishin vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin
Heavyweight: Valdrin Istrefi vs. Muhammed Dereese
Light Heavyweight: Bozigit Ataev vs. Emiliano Sordi
Heavyweight: Alex Nicholson vs. Zeke Tuinei-Wily
Light Heavyweight: Jordan Johnson vs. Sigi Pesaleli
Light Heavyweight: Dan Spohn vs. Ronny Markes