PFL vs Bellator date, start time, odds, PPV price & card for MMA event in Saudi Arabia

It was only a matter of time before a super card was produced following the purchase of Bellator MMA from the Professional Fighters League. Both organizations are ready to put on an event for the ultimate bragging rights. 

A PFL and Bellator card featuring champion vs. champion contests will take place on February 24. In Saudi Arabia, the event will be on ESPN+ PPV in the U.S. and DAZN in the U.K. Part of Riyadh Season, the card is the first major MMA event in the Saudi region. 

“The Middle East is the fight capital of the world, and the Professional Fighters League is proud to bring the world’s best combat sports stars to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Riyadh Season to host the first-ever PFL PPV Super Fight mega-global event,” said PFL CEO Peter Murray. “PFL Champions versus Bellator Champions is game-changing for fighters and fans. I would like to thank HE Turki Alalshikh, the GEA, and SRJ for this incredible opportunity to grow the sport of MMA in the The Kingdom and around the world.”

Winners from the 2023 PFL tournament face off against current Bellator champions. That includes matchups like: 

  • PFL heavyweight champion Renan Ferreira vs. Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader
  • PFL light heavyweight champion Impa Kasanganay vs. Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen 
  • PFL featherweight champion Jesus Pinedo vs. Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
  • PFL welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson

WATCH: PFL vs. Bellator, exclusively on ESPN+

Also on the card will be former champions and contenders Bruno Cappelozza, Vadim Nemkov, Thiago Santos, Yoel Romero, Clay Collard, and AJ McKee. Hard-hitting Aaron Pico is also in action, while Muhammad Ali’s grandson Biaggio Ali Walsh makes his pro debut.

Boxing champion Claressa Shields competes on the card, putting away boxing gloves for MMA ones. 

The Sporting News will provide all you need to know about the event, from time, channel, odds, card, and more.

When is PFL vs. Bellator MMA?

The event is on February 24. The prelims start at 12 p.m. ET while the main card airs at 3 p.m. ET. The main event for PFL vs. Bellator should start around 6:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Region Date Prelims Start Time Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, February 24 12 p.m. ET 3 p.m. ET 6:15 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, February 24 9 a.m. PT 12 p.m. PT 3:15 p.m. PT 
UK and Ireland Saturday, February 24 5 p.m. GMT 8 p.m. GMT 11:15 p.m. GMT
Australia Sunday, February 25 4 a.m. AEDT 7 a.m. AEDT 10:15 a.m. AEDT

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How to watch PFL vs. Bellator MMA

Region TV channel Live streaming
USA ESPN ESPN+ PPV
Canada TBA
UK and Ireland DAZN PPV
Australia TBA

In the U.S., PFL vs. Bellator airs on ESPN+ PPV. Fight fans can watch the event on DAZN in the U.K.

The prelims will air on ESPN+ and ESPN News.

PFL vs. Bellator MMA PPV price: How much does event cost?

The Sporting News will provide more on the PPV price when additional information is revealed.

MORE: Join DAZN to watch the PFL

You can pay $10.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $109.99.

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  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S. / $24.99 per month in Canada / £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract or £19.99 month-to-month / 13.99 AUD
  • DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in U.S., $199.99 in Canada, £99.99 in the UK.

Where is PFL vs. Bellator MMA?

The event will be in Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. During Riyadh Season, the venue can hold up to 26,000 people. 

Betting odds for PFL vs. Bellator MMA

Betting odds are not yet available for this event.

PFL vs. Bellator MMA fight card

Main card

  • PFL heavyweight champion Renan Ferreira vs. Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader
  • PFL light heavyweight champion Impa Kasanganay vs. Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen 
  • PFL featherweight champion Jesus Pinedo vs. Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
  • PFL welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Bellator welterweight champion Jason Jackson
  • Bruno Cappelozza (PFL) vs. Vadim Nemkov (Bellator); Heavyweights
  • Thiago Santos (PFL) vs. Yoel Romero (Bellator); Light Heavyweights
  • Clay Collard (PFL) vs. AJ McKee (Bellator); Lightweights

Prelims

  • Gabriel Braga (PFL) vs. Aaron Pico (Bellator); Featherweights
  • Biaggio Ali Walsh (PFL) vs. Chris Morris; Lightweights
  • Claressa Shields (PFL) vs. Kelsey DeSantis; Lightweights
  • Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Edukondal Rao; Featherweights
  • Malik Basahel vs. Vinicius Pereira; Flyweight amateur fight
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