BRENDAN LOUGHNANE is just one win away from a dream homecoming fight – and the after party that goes with it.
The British featherweight division is part of the 2022 season of the Professional Fighters League, which consists of a qualifier and playoff format.
Loughnane won his first fight of the regular season by defeating Ryoji Kudo in April and another win will secure his spot in the quarterfinals.
The PFL playoffs will be played in the UK on August 13 in Cardiff and a week later in London.
Loughnane has not fought in MMA at home since 2018 but did have a boxing match in Manchester last year.
And after a few days of partying in his hometown, he’s expecting a similar bend if he makes it to the $1 million winner’s take-all final.
Loughnane, 32, told SunSport: “I went missing from Manchester for about two days after that boxing match.
“So it looks like I’ll be missing in London on August 20th!
“I’m going to hug the fans, everyone that’s come out and spent their hard-earned money, I’m going to be underneath.”
The PFL offers ten stars across eight divisions the chance to win four fights in seven months, culminating in a final where the winner will bag a $1 million cash prize.
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Points are earned in the first two fights depending on your winning method, with the top four advancing to the playoffs.
This consists of a semi-final match where the two winners then advance to the million dollar final.
That means Loughnane can book his spot in the Showpiece fight in front of his home fans but will face Ago Huskic for the first time tomorrow in Atlanta.
A win will secure his place in London, but as a poster child for the PFL’s UK launch, the pressure is on.
He said: “We’re going to raise the roof, we’re going to make a real event out of it.
“But the show wouldn’t be the same without me. I just have to go to work, I have a job to do.
“There’s so much pressure on me at the moment but all I’ve done is counting down the hours of practice, I’m so focused on the task at hand.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5628984/pfl-brendan-loughnane-fight/ PFL star Brendan Loughnane is one win away from dream homecoming fight in Britain and promises to be ‘under it’ at afterparty.