The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change.
Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, Thursday’s replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.
Per a league release, Khautova will be replaced by Larissa Pacheco (11-2), who now faces Harrison in the lightweight main event. The reason for Khautova’s withdrawal was not disclosed.
Pacheco had been scheduled to fight Roberta Samad (4-1) in the main card opener. As a result of the change, Samad will now fight Moriel Charneski (3-5).
See the updated card for the PFL 2019 season premiere, which will feature lightweights and welterweights, below:
Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN App, 9 p.m. ET)
Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard
Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka
Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier
Preliminaries (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic
Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel
Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca
Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis
Roberta Samad vs. Moriel Charneski