2023 PFL standings following conclusion of first round [UPDATED]


A breakdown of all the points earned at PFL 1, PFL 2 and PFL 3 ahead of the second leg of the season.

The Professional Fighters League hosted its first three events from Las Vegas this month where they featured the first round of the new 2023 season. Five of the six 2022 champions returned for the 2023 season, though 2022 lightweight champion Larissa Pacheco returned as a featherweight. The lone missing champion, Ante Delija, is out of the season due to injury making the heavyweight division wide open in terms of a favorite.

All five of the returning champions won their first bout with 2022 welterweight champion Sadibou Sy and 2022 featherweight champion Brendan Loughnane both earning finishes.

Here's the current standings of each division, as of press time.

Heavyweight 2023 PFL standings

With no returning champion in the season this year, the heavyweight division could be the most wide-open. Denis Goltsov currently sits atop the leaderboard with six points, just slightly ahead of 2021 champion Bruno Cappelozza due to his first-round finish coming faster than Cappelozza's.

Light-heavyweight 2023 PFL standings

2022 champion Robert Wilkinson sits at No. 4, due to earning a decision win while Marthin Hamlet and Josh Silveira sit and No. 1 and No. 2 with six points each due to first-round finishes.

Welterweight 2023 PFL standings

2022 champion Sadibou Sy sits in the No. 4 position due to his finish coming in the second round and Magomed Magomedkerimov, Magomed Umalatov and Carlos Leal all winning in the first round. Last seasons finalist Dilano Taylor sits at No. 9 due to being knocked out in the very first round.

Lightweight 2023 PFL standings

Olivier Aubin-Mercier sits at No. 1 in a division that saw all five fights end in a decision. Sitting on the winning side are Clay Collard, Bruno Miranda, Natan Schulte and Raush Manfio.

Featherweight 2023 PFL standings

2022 champion Brendan Loughnane was the only featherweight to finsh his fight during week 1, placing him in the No. 1 spot with five points. Just below him in 2022 finalist Bubba Jenkins.

Women's featherweight 2023 PFL standings

Amber Leibrock secured the quick six in week 2 giving her the No. 1 spot in the standings. Olena Kolesnyk secured a decision win but due to missing weight forfeits a point and sits in the No. 5 spot currently.

Don't forget that everyone has one more fight to earn more points when the PFL heads to Atlanta in June. From there the top four earners will advance.

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