Former UFC featherweight contender Shane Burgos has been thrown straight into the main event spotlight for his PFL debut, and will take on 2022 PFL lightweight champion Olivier Aubin-Mercier at PFL 3.

Burgos, who will compete in the PFL’s lightweight season, takes on “The Canadian Gangster” in the headline bout of the PFL’s third regular season event of 2023, with the matchup heading a stacked card of bouts at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.

The night’s co-main event will see the return of 2022 PFL welterweight champion Sadibou Sy, with “The Swedish Denzel” set to face former Brave CF super welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi in their 2023 season opener.

Also on the main card, two-time lightweight champion Natan Schulte will face 2022 lightweight finalist Stevie Ray, while 2021 champion at 155 pounds, Raush Manfio, will take on two-time semi-finalist Alexander Martinez.

The preliminary card will showcase the return of “Cassius” Clay Collard, while 2018 welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov will kick off his campaign against South Africa’s Don Madge.

PFL 3: Confirmed fight card


  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Shane Burgos
  • Sadibou Sy vs. Jarrah Al-Silawi
  • Natan Schulte vs. Stevie Ray
  • Raush Manfio vs. Alexander Martinez
  • Shane Mitchell vs. TBA
  • Abdelaziz Abdulvakhabov vs. Ahmed Ami


  • Clay Collard vs. Yamato Nishikawa
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Don Madge
  • Carlos Leal vs. David Zawada
  • Magomed Umalatov vs. Dilano Taylor