The promotion on Tuesday announced the event’s full card, which takes place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., and airs on ESPN 2 and ESPN+.
The fight card marks the final playoff event with featherweights and light heavyweights competing in the playoff semifinals. Winners from the Aug. 27 card get to compete in the $1 million championships on New Year’s Eve in New York City.
Headliners Loughnane and Khaybulaev aim for their first PFL championship wins. Loughnane debuted in Season 2 with a pair of wins in one-off fights, while Khaybulaev fell short in the Season 2 quarterfinals after suffering a knockout loss against Daniel Pineda, who was later suspended for an anti-doping violation. Loughnane is the No. 1 seed in the featherweight tourney, while Khaybulaev is No. 4.
The other featherweight bracket sees No. 3 seed Bubba Jenkins take on No. 4 Chris Wade in the night’s co-headliner. In other main card action, Season 2 light heavyweight champ and No. 4 seed Emiliano Sordi takes on UFC vet Antonio Carlos Junior, while No. 2 seed and UFC import Cezar Ferreira faces No. 3 Marthin Hamlet Nielsen.
Here is the full PFL Playoffs 3 card:
Main Card (ESPN or ESPN2, 10:00 p.m. ET)
Brendan Loughnane vs Movlid Khaybulaev
Chris Wade vs Bubba Jenkins
Emiliano Sordi vs Antonio Carlos Junior
Cezar Ferreira vs Marthin Hamlet Nielsen
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Brandon Jenkins vs. TBA