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February 16, 2022,

Which one of the promising female MMA fighters will become a household name?

The Professional Fighters League Challenger series will go a long way to determine that.

One of the fighters on the card is a 19 year old sensation named Evelyn Martens and she is already receiving a lot of buzz., Dailymotion-video-upload-screenshot-Editorial-use.

The insiders at the elite reported, “Growing up as a Muay Thai fighter in Brazil, Martins recalls seeing Mike Brown win the WEC title and other WEC events when she was about ten, but she didn’t develop the MMA bug until later. When she began taking amateur fights and made her mind up that she wanted to make a career out of MMA, her parents didn’t panic; instead, they made one of the biggest commitments possible to get behind their daughter’s dream and uprooted to America.”

If you venture to her Instagram you’ll see a lot of hers. From her postings, she looks like the average 19 year old. Lots of pictures of family, friends and herself. Looks like fun.

Everyone has a story.

Evelyn is ready to add another chapter.

Thus far in her professional career she has defeated Melissa Croden and Serena DeJesus.

Fighting out of Miami, Florida, she is nicknamed the Spartan.

She will absolutely have to fight like one in this tournament.

Evelyn is one to watch.

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Women’s lightweight and featherweight fighter announcement update

The PFL Challenger Series gives fighters the opportunity to join the PFL’s global roster

The PFL Challenger Series to air live beginning Friday, February 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET exclusively on fuboTV’s linear network, Fubo Sports Network

News provided by

Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Feb 02, 2022, 11:00 ET

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the matchups for weeks 3 and 4 of the inaugural PFL Challenger Series. The PFL Challenger Series continues from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL on Friday, March 4 at 9 p.m. ET in the women’s lightweight division and March 11 at 9 p.m. ET with men’s featherweight action. The PFL Challenger Series airs live exclusively on Fubo Sports Network, the live TV network from sports-first live TV streaming platform fuboTV Inc. (NYSE: FUBO).

The PFL Challenger Series is a platform in which MMA fighters can earn a PFL contract and an opportunity to compete in the PFL Regular Season. The PFL continues to innovate the sport of MMA by expanding opportunities for exceptional fighters from around the globe.

The PFL Challenger Series has seen more than 500 fighters from around the world apply to compete. Out of the applicants, eight, one per week, will earn a PFL contract which will put them in the 2022 Regular Season or set them on a development path with the league in hopes of joining a future Season.

“The Professional Fighters League is a meritocracy and this merit-based system is on full display with the inaugural PFL Challenger Series on Fubo Sports Network.” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of PFL. “We look forward to thrilling action from the women’s lightweight and men’s featherweight divisions. The PFL Challenger Series gives MMA fans a glimpse into the future of our sport.”

The women’s lightweight event will be headlined by a matchup of European kickboxers who have made the move to MMA. The Czech Republic’s Martina Jindrova (3-2) is a combat sports veteran and four-time Czech national kickboxing champion. She will be taking on a fellow kickboxer in Portugal’s Jacqueline Cavalcanti. Cavalcanti (2-0) has an extensive striking resume and is undefeated in her young MMA career.

Former United States Olympic trials wrestler Jackie Cataline will take on young Brazilian phenom Evelyn Martins in a battle of top prospects. Cataline, a former Pan American and two-time USA national wrestling champion, will be making her professional debut. She will face one of the best young prospects in women’s MMA in Martins. The 19-year-old is already 2-0 as a pro and has been training out of the prestigious American Top Team since arriving in the United States.

Germany’s Julia Dorny will take on American Jeslen Michelle and New Zealand’s Michelle Montague will face American veteran Olivia Parker to round out the card.

EFC champion Reinaldo Ekson and Mike Barnett will square off in the main event of the March 11 featherweight card. Ekson (16-5) is a well-rounded Brazilian fighter who will be making his North American debut and looking for a ticket to the 2022 PFL Season. Barnett (11-3) is a finisher who has three first round stoppages on his ledger.

Wrestling standout Edwin Cooper Jr. and Aaron Blackie matchup in a duel of high-end grapplers. Cooper Jr. (5-1) trains out of Albuquerque’s Jackson-Wink camp and is a former Juco national champion who also wrestled at the University of Iowa. Blackie (8-2) is a grappling savant out of Australia who has finished all eight of his victories.

South Korea’s Do Gyeom Lee (8-4) will face American Josh Blyden (9-2) and Duke Roufus-trained Scottie Stockman (3-1) takes on Mexican prospect Brahyan Zurcher (2-0) in the night’s opening bout.

Women’s Lightweight Matchups – March 4

Martina Jindrova vs. Jacqueline Cavalcanti
Jackie Cataline vs. Evelyn Martins
Julia Dorny vs. Jeslen Mishelle
Michelle Montague vs. Olivia Parker

Featherweight Matchups – March 11

Rienaldo Ekson vs. Mike Barnett
Edwin Cooper Jr. vs. Aaron Blackie
Do Gyeom Lee vs. Josh Blyden
Scottie Stockman vs. Brahyan Zurcher

Viewers watching the PFL Challenger Series can also interact with the lightweight and featherweight live competitions through fuboTV’s popular predictive, free-to-play games to earn points and compete for a cash prize. During the bouts, fans can answer predictive questions about the action all on one screen using their remote control. Fubo Sportsbook, now live in Iowa and Arizona, is also the exclusive gambling sponsor of the PFL Challenger Series.

Fubo Sports Network is fuboTV’s linear TV network dedicated to featuring sports stories on and off the field. Fans can stream live sports, original programming and partner content on Fubo Sports Network as part of fuboTV’s subscription packages of 100+ sports, news and entertainment channels.

SOURCE Professional Fighters League (PFL)

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