PFL 5 Preview
The 2023 PFL regular season for the promotion continues in Atlanta, Georgia, US with PFL 5 tonight, June 17, 2023. The PFL Heavyweight Champion from the 2022 season will appear in his first PFL event of 2023. Since he is currently sitting on 0 points, Delija will need to accomplish an early finish if he has any hope at reaching the playoffs this season.
Ante Delija vs. Maurice Greene
‘Walking Trouble’ Ante Delija (23-5-0, 11 KOs, 6 subs), the 2022 PFL Heavyweight Tournament Winner, and PFL Finalist (2021), has also fought for M-1 Global, RIZIN/KSW, among other promotions throughout his pro career. Back in 2020, he was all set to debut in the UFC versus none other than Ciryl Gane, but was unable to compete due to contractual obligations with PFL (Professional Fighters League).
Delija will being going toe-to-toe in the headliner of PFL 5 with kickboxer and BJJ artist, Maurice Greene (23-5-0, 11KOs, 6subs). He’s a former TUF 28 (The Ultimate Fighter) alum, having fought seven fights in the UFC before his release. Ante is the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old. The former Factory-X team member is currently training with Jackson Wink MMA and The Performance Compound. He is entering the octagon coming off a second round TKO victory against Marcelo Nunes from PFL 2.
Ante Delija is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Greene, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 12 more professional rounds, 49 to Greene’s 37. If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Greene will have a large advantage over Delija, boosting at 55% submission rate over Delija’s 26%.
Larissa Pacheco vs. Amber Leibrock
In the PFL 5 Co-Main event, Women’s Lightweight Champion, Larissa Pacheco (20-4-0, 9 KOs), the 28-year-old Brazilian, will have a surefire banger Women’s Featherweight clash against California’s former Bellator fighter, Amber Leibrock (7-4-0, 5 KOs). ‘Touch ’em Up’ will be coming into the bout on a four-fight win streak, to Pacheco’s 7-bout win streak.
Other Notable Bouts on the Card
PFL 5 will see the debut of 24-year-old Biaggio Ali Walsh (0-0-0, 3 fight win amateur win streak). He is fighting out of Vegas and will square off against the also debuting 39-year-old Travell Miller (0-0-0, 3 amateur wins), who is fighting out of Detroit, Michigan. Rounding out the PFL 5 main card is the familiar Aspen Ladd (10-4-0) vs. Carolina Sobek (4-1-0), as well as another Heavyweight bout between Renan Ferreira (9-4-0) vs. Matheus Scheffel (17-9-0).
Tale of the Tape
Headlining this PFL 5 event from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Ante Deilja will go toe-to-toe with Maurice Greene, in a 5-round Heavyweight clash.
‘The Crochet Boss’
|NATIONALITY||Hrvatska, Croatia||Illinois, United States|
|FIGHTING OUT OF||Dubrovnik, Croatia||Evanston, Illinois|
|GYM||Gladiator Croatia, Cro Cop Team||The Performance Compound|
|PRO RECORD AT FIGHT||23-5-0 (11 KOs, 6Subs)||11-7-0 (3 KOs, 6Subs)|
|PRO CAREER LENGTH||12 Years||11 Years|
|LAST FIVE FIGHTS||W-KO1 W-KO1 W-UD3 W-KO2 L-UD5||W-KO2 L-UD3 L-UD3 L-KO2 W-Sub3|
|BETTING ODDS||-400 (Heavy Favorite)||+300 (Moderate Underdog)|
|TITLE||PFL Heavyweight Tourney Winner||—|
|AGE AT FIGHT||32 years, 10 months, 1 week, 2 days||36 years, 11 months, 1 week, 4 days|
|DIVISION||Heavyweight (147lbs/66,68kg)||Heavyweight (140lbs/63,5kg)|
|LATEST WEIGHT||241.8 lbs (109,7 kg)||251.2 lbs (113,9 kgs)|
|HEIGHT||6’5″ (196cm)||6’7″ (201cm)|
|REACH||79″ (201cm)||82″ (208cm)|
|ADVANTAGES||Younger, More Years Pro, More Pro|
Fights, Finished 4x, Odds Favorite
|Height Advantage, Reach Advantage,|
Finished 3x, Less Inactive Days
|INACTIVE||195 Days||60 Days|
|LAST BOUT||25 Nov 2022 DEF Matheus Scheffel KO||7 Apr 2023 DEF Marcelo Nunes KO|
Start time and date
PFL 5 airs live around the world, this Friday. The main card is set to get underway at 10:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT (Friday, June 17th., 2023), with the Prelims starting approximately 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT. Th event will be staged at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, USA. Ring walks for the main event are (approx.) 11:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 a. m. PT. Times are subject to change depending on the length of the scheduled undercard bouts on the card.
Tickets for the PFL 5 event at the Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, are available here, only for those over the age of eighteen. They are ranging from $30USD – $250.00USD. Doors at the venue will open on fight day approximately one hour prior to event time. This is subject to change.
ESPN (US) and DAZN (UK, including all territories, APAC & the Caribbean) will be broadcasting the PFL 5 event. The ESPN stream will be free. The Official Live Stream on DAZN costs $19.99/mo. (USD) but prices may vary in the UK; you can pay via Credit Card, G Pay, PayPal, or Venmo. You can sign up for a subscription here.
However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.
Where to stream
PFL 5 is available to stream on ESPN and the DAZN app in the UK.
DAZN can be viewed on the following devices:
|Mobile Devices||TV/Streaming Devices||Gaming Consoles|
|iPhone||Amazon Fire TV||PlayStation® 4|
|iPad||Amazon Fire TV Stick||PlayStation® 5|
|Android Phones||Android TV||Xbox One|
|Android Tablets||Apple TV||Xbox Series X|S|
|Amazon Fire Tablet||Google Chromecast|
|LG Smart TV|
|Panasonic Smart TV|
|Samsung Smart TV|
|Sony Smart TV|
|VIZIO SmartCast TV|
PFL 5: ‘Ante Delija vs Maurice Greene’ Full Fight Card
|MAIN CARD||DIVISION||FIGHTER # 1||FIGHTER # 2|
|Ante ‘Walking Trouble’|
|Maurice ‘The Crochet Boss’ Greene|
|11.||Featherweight (W)(145lb)||Larissa Pacheco|
|Biaggio Ali Walsh|
|DIVISION||FIGHTER # 1||FIGHTER # 2|
|Yorgan De Castro|
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