The PFL Playoffs have officially begun! Various fighters competed in the regular season and now a select few face off to determine who will be one step closer to winning $1 million. PFL 7, known as the start of the playoffs, airs on August 4.
The first fight card of the PFL Playoffs takes place at the Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio, Texas. The event airs on ESPN+ in the U.S. and DAZN in the U.K. Featherweights and light heavyweights will be showcased on this card.
Headlining will be Bubba Jenkins vs. Jesus Pinedo in a featherweight bout.
Jenkins turned pro in 2011. “Bad Man” joined the PFL in 2021 and is 7-2 with the promotion. After losing to Brendan Loughnane in the finals last year, he has gone 2-0 this season. One of those wins came against Chris Wade, who beat him in 2021.
Calling his run “The Correction Tour,” momentum is on Jenkins’ side.
Speaking of momentum, Pinedo beat Loughnane in an Upset of the Year candidate to advance to the semi-finals. The Peruvian fighter is 1-1 this season, with the Loughnane win securing his spot. He now looks to pull off another upset and is not worried about going toe-to-toe with an NCAA Division I wrestling champion in Jenkins.
“It’s not going to be complicated for me at all to fight Bubba Jenkins,” Pinedo told Danny Segura via MMA Junkie. “It’s not that I’m underestimating him. I know it’s going to be a tough fight, but I’m totally confident in the work I’ve been doing for many years. My academy has produced wrestlers like Claudio (Puelles), (Enrique) ‘El Fuerte’ Barzola. In all the sparring, there’s wrestling, wrestling, and more wrestling. I’m used to that style.”
In other action, Wade faces Gabriel Braga at featherweight. In the light heavyweight division, Josh Silveira faces Ty Flores, while Marthin Hamlet faces Impa Kasanganay.
Here is all you need to know regarding PFL 7, including time, channel, and card.
What time is 2023 PFL 7 today?
The start of the PFL Playoffs is on August 4. The prelims start at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the main card at 9 p.m. ET. The main event, featuring Bubba Jenkins vs. Jesus Pinedo, should start around 12:15 a.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
|Region||Date||Prelim Start Time||Main Card Start Time||Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)|
|USA and Canada (ET)||Friday, August 4||6:30 p.m. ET||9 p.m. ET||12:15 a.m ET|
USA and Canada (PT)
|Friday, August 4||3:30 p.m. PT||6 p.m. ET||9:15 p.m. PT|
|UK and Ireland||Saturday, August 5||11:30 p.m. BST||2 a.m. BST||5:15 p.m. BST|
|Australia||Saturday, August 5||8:30 a.m. AEST||11 a.m. AEST||2:15 p.m. AEST|
How to watch 2023 PFL 7
|Region||TV channel||Live streaming|
|UK and Ireland||—||DAZN|
In the U.S., the prelims of 2023 PFL 7 will begin on ESPN+. The main card will air on ESPN and ESPN+. It is also available to stream on FUBO, which includes a free trial.
Fight fans can watch the 2023 PFL season on DAZN, while those in Australia can watch via Stan Sport.
2023 PFL 7 price: How much does the event cost?
You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.
|ESPN+ Monthly Subscription||$9.99/month|
|ESPN+ Annual Subscription||$99.99/year|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported||$12.99/month|
|The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads||$19.99/month|
DAZN monthly subscription: £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month
DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in the U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the U.K.
2023 PFL 7 fight card
- Bubba Jenkins vs. Jesus Pinedo; Featherweight Semi-Final bout
- Josh Silveira vs. Ty Flores; Light Heavyweight Semi-Final bout
- Gabriel Braga vs. Chris Wade; Featherweight Semi-Final bout
- Marthin Hamlet vs. Impa Kasanganay; Light Heavyweight Semi-Final bout
- Elvin Espinoza vs. Keoni Diggs; Lightweights
- Thad Jean vs. Ali Omar; Welterweights
- Desiree Yanez vs. Lisa Mauldin; Flyweights
- Anthony Ivy vs. Carson Hardman; Welterweights
- Chelsea Hackett vs. Ky Bennett; Flyweights
- Billy Elekana vs. Chuck Campbell; Light Heavyweights