PFL’s season-ending charity event features Ivanov, Palmer, Siler, Kyle, others

PFL, the successor to WSOF, will close out its abbreviated 2017 campaign with a charity event that features some familiar names.

“PFL: Washington D.C.” takes place Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Washington Hilton in Washington D.C., and it streams on the promotion’s website, Facebook Live, YouTube and MMAjunkie, among others.

The event serves as a partnership project with Fight For Children, “a nonprofit based in Washington D.C. with a mission to ensure all kids in the District of Columbia region, especially those in the highest need areas, receive a quality early education and solid foundation for future success,” according to PFL officials. It’s the first time MMA is the featured attraction.

As previously announced, a heavyweight matchup between former WSOF champ Blagoy Ivanov (15-1) and Brazilian veteran Caio Alencar (11-1) headlines the card.

Former WSOF featherweight champion Lance Palmer (11-3), a four-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler who hasn’t fought since a title loss to Andre Harrison in March, was also previously announced for the card, and he now has an opponent: Steven Siler (29-16), a former UFC fighter and Titan FC title challenger who looks to rebound from a March loss to Hakeem Dawodu at WSOF 35.

Rounding out the main card are big-show vet Mike Kyle (22-15-1) vs. heavyweight Daniel Gallemore (7-3), as well as bantamweights Timur Valiev (11-2) vs. Josenaldo Silva (25-5).

The full “PFL: Washington D.C.” lineup includes:

MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie, 8 p.m. ET)

Blagoy Ivanov vs. Caio Alencar Lance Palmer vs. Steven Siler Daniel Gallemore vs. Mike Kyle Josenaldo Silva vs. Timur Valiev

For more on “PFL: Washington D.C.,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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