The Professional Fighters League returns to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Thursday for its second show of the 2019 season, but three Brazilians have been pulled from the card in Long Island, NY.
Alexandre Bezerra, who was slated to take on Jeremy Kennedy in a featherweight bout, weighed in at 155 pounds on Wednesday morning, coming in nine pounds over the weight.
Bezerra told MMA Fighting he passed out while cutting weight in a hot tub and was taken by his coach to a local hospital. According to “Popo”, he still had seven pounds left to cut when he passed out.
Kennedy, a UFC veteran, will now take on Brazilian prospect Luis Rafael Laurentino, who was left without an opponent after Alexandre Almeida missed weight by one pound.
The third Brazilian removed from Thursday night’s event is Ronys Torres, who was not medically cleared by the New York State Athletic Commission for undisclosed reasons, according to sources. His opponent, Ramsey Nijem, will be awarded three points in the PFL system.
The PFL card will be headlined by featherweights Lance Palmer and Alex Gilpin, who made weight on Wednesday. The complete weigh-in results can be seen below.
Lance Palmer (145.2) vs. Alex Gilpin (145.4)
Chris Wade (155.4) vs. Nate Andrews (155.6)
Andre Harrison (145.8) vs. Peter Petties (144.6)
Ramsey Nijem (154.4) vs. Ronys Torres (not medically cleared)
Akhmed Aliev (155.4) vs. Carlao Silva (154.8)
Alexandre Almeida (147*) vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino (145.4)
Islam Mamedov (155.6) vs. Ylies Djiroun (155.4)
Rashid Magomedov (154.8) vs. Loik Radzhabov (155.6)
Natan Schulte (155) vs. Bao Yincang (154.8)
Alexandre Bezerra (155*) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (145.4)
Damon Jackson (145.2) vs. Movlid Khaybulaev (145.8)
Steven Siler (145.4) vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov (145.6)