PFL 3: 2023 Regular Season Predictions

The PFL returns to the Theater at Virgin Hotels this week for its final card in the first round of their 2023 regular season. Lightweights and Welterweights take action on this card, along with one late replacement Heavyweight contest.

In the co-main event, last year’s Welterweight champion Sadibou Sy takes on prospect Jarrah Al-Silawi, while Magomed Magomedkerimov looks to make a statement against Ben Egli in the Welterweight featured bout. Headlining the event, 2022 Lightweight champion Olivier Aubin-Mercier faces off with fellow UFC veteran Shane Burgos in his PFL debut.

Main Card

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (17-5) vs. Shane Burgos (15-3) (LW)

My Pick: Olivier Aubin-Mercier via Decision

Clay Collard (21-10) vs. Yamato Nishikawa (21-3-6) (LW)

My Pick: Yamato Nishikawa via Submission

Denis Goltsov (29-7) vs. Cezar Ferreira (14-10) (HW)

My Pick: Denis Goltsov via Knockout

Carlos Leal (17-4) vs. David Zawada (18-7) (WW)

My Pick: Carlos Leal via Decision

Magomed Umalatov (12-0) vs. Dilano Taylor (10-3) (WW)

My Pick: Magomed Umalatov via Decision


Sadibou Sy (13-6-2) vs. Jarrah Al-Silawi (18-4) (WW)

My Pick: Jarrah Al-Salawi via Decision

Magomed Magomedkerimov (30-6) vs. Ben Egli (14-4) (WW)

My Pick: Magomed Magomedkarimov via Decision

Raush Manfio (16-4) vs. Alex Martinez (10-3) (LW)

My Pick: Raush Manfio via Decision

Shane Mitchell (13-4) vs. Nayib Lopez (15-0) (WW)

My Pick: Nayib Lopez via Decision

Bruno Miranda (14-3) vs. Ahmed Amir (13-2-1) (LW)

My Pick: Ahmed Amir via Submission

Zach Juusola (13-9) vs. Brandon Jenkins (16-9) (WW)

My Pick: Brandon Jenkins via Knockout

Natan Schulte (23-5-1) vs. Stevie Ray (25-11) (LW)

My Pick: Natan Schulte via Decision

The main card goes live at 7 PM EST with the postlims following the action!

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