Austin Vanderford will meet PFL veteran Chris Curtis on the Bellator 251 main card Nov. 4, officials told ESPN. The bout will be contested at middleweight. The undefeated Vanderford, the husband of MMA star Paige VanZant, is 3-0 in Bellator. Curtis snapped a three-fight losing streak in his last bout. Bellator 251 is headlined by Corey Anderson's debut against Melvin Manhoef.
PFL has announced its 2021 regular season will start on April 23 on ESPN2. Full 'season' schedule includes events on 4/29, 5/6, 6/10, 6/17 and 6/25. At the moment, no additional info on venue.
No. 3 ranked UFC flyweight Cynthia Calvillo has been pulled from her fight against Lauren Murphy at UFC 254 next week in Abu Dhabi, per sources. UFC seeking a replacement.