Featherweights and welterweights will face off next for the Professional Fighters League as the 2023 season continues. Defending lightweight champion Olivier Aubin-Mercier faces fellow UFC alum Shane Burgos in the main event on April 14.

The third event of the 2023 season for the PFL will be inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas and is on ESPN+.

Aubin-Mercier turned pro in 2011. A Quebec native, “The Canadian Gangster” lost The Ultimate Fighter Nations tournament in 2014 but ended up amassing a UFC record of 7-5. Signing with the PFL in 2020, Aubin-Mercier has won six in a row, ending a three-fight losing streak in the UFC. Last November, the 34-year-old beat Stevie Ray to win the 2022 PFL lightweight tournament. 

Burgos turned pro in 2013 and joined the UFC in 2016. “Hurricane” was 8-3 with the promotion and decided to test free agency on a two-fight win streak. Signing with the PFL in 2022, Burgos is ready to make an impact, but Aubin-Mercier wants to halt the hype surrounding him. 

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“Am I scared for Shane Burgos? Yes I am,” Aubin-Mercier told MMA Junkie Radio. “I do not think he’s going to win the tournament. Even though he was the best in the tournament, I do not think he’s going to win the tournament, because he’s too – he takes risks. He’s really a showman. He likes to be in traffic, he likes to throw a lot of punches. He’s taking a lot of punches too, and I think in PFL, it’s going be really hard. I think he’s going to have some difficulties to adjust. I think he’s going to have to change his style a little bit.

The co-main event will see 2022 welterweight champion Sadibou Sy face Jarrah Al-Silawi. Sy defeated Dilano Taylor in the finals last year via unanimous decision. Al-Silawi has fought for BRAVE and joined the PFL in 2022. His last bout was a knockout loss against Magomed Umalatov in July. 

Other fighters on the card include Natan Schulte, Clay Collard, and Magomed Magomedkerimov. 

Here is a full rundown of PFL 3, including matchups, start times, odds, and more.

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When is 2023 PFL 3?

  • Date: Friday, April 14 | Saturday, April 15
  • Start time: 6 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT
  • Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT 
  • Main event: 12 a.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT (approx.)

The third fight card of the 2023 PFL season is on April 14. The fights start at 6 p.m. ET | 10 p.m. GMT | 9 a.m. AEDT, with the main card at 9 p.m. ET | 1 a.m. GMT | 12 p.m. AEDT. Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Shane Burgos should make their way to the cage for the main event around 12 a.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

How to watch 2023 PFL 3

CountryDateChannel + Live Stream (main card)
United StatesFri. April 14ESPN+, ESPN, FUBO
CanadaFri. April 14YouTube
United KingdomSat. April 15DAZN
AustraliaSat. April 15Stan. Sport

In the United States, the prelims of 2023 PFL 3 will begin on ESPN+. The main card will air on ESPN and ESPN+. It is also available to stream on FUBO, which includes a free trial.

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Fight fans can watch the 2023 PFL season on DAZN, while those in Australia can watch via Stan. Sport. 

2023 PFL 3 price: How much does the event cost? 

You can pay $9.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $99.99.

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ESPN+ Monthly Subscription$9.99/month
ESPN+ Annual Subscription$99.99/year
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported$12.99/month
The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads$19.99/month

Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

Where is 2023 PFL 3? 

The third fight card of the PFL’s 2023 season takes place inside The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas. The venue can hold up to 4,500 people. 

How much do tickets for 2023 PFL 3 cost?

Ticket prices start at $16, per TicketSmarter. 

Prices then range from $20, $40, $50, $60, $70, $90, $100, and $250

Betting odds for 2023 PFL 3

Odds have not been released yet for 2023 PFL 3. The Sporting News will provide more information when released. 

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2023 PFL 3 fight card

Main card

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Shane Burgos; Lightweights
  • Sadibou Sy vs. Jarrah Al-Silawi; Welterweights
  • Natan Schulte vs. Stevie Ray; Lightweights
  • Raush Manfio vs. Alexander Martinez; Lightweights
  • Shane Mitchell vs. Nayib Lopez; Welterweights
  • Bruno Miranda vs. Ahmed Amir; Lightweights


  • Patrick Brady vs. Denis Goltsov; Heavyweights
  • Clay Collard vs. Yamato Nishikawa; Lightweights
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Ben Egli; Welterweights 
  • Carlos Leal vs. David Zawada; Welterweights
  • Magomed Umalatov vs. Dilano Taylor; Welterweights
  • Zach Juusola vs. Brandon Jenkins; Welterweights

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