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Mohammed Usman is the fighter to watch

PFL 3 will feature a few big names but keep an eye on Mohammed Usman.

The Professional Fighters League will see another event live on May 6 that features a headliner and a rising star of MMA that you can’t miss. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum and PFL mega-star Kayla Harrison are both set to make their league and season’s debut respectively. Yet, it’s Mohammed Usman you should keep an eye on.

Usman, the younger (but bigger) brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru, will make his PFL debut on Thursday, May 6 on the ESPN portion of the broadcast against fellow heavyweight Brandon Sayles, a 40-year-old who’s only heading into his seventh career fight. Both fighters are entering their PFL debut, both men have three KO/TKO and two submission finishes apiece and both men are hoping to make a splash in their debut for the league.

Mohammed Usman joins the family business

Coming off the heels of his brother’s monster knockout over Jorge Masvidal, the younger/bigger brother is hoping to make some headlines of his own. The heavy-fisted Usman is one of the many men vying for a chance at a million dollars through the PFL heavyweight tournament.

To do that, however, he has to go through a better-than-expected heavyweight division. There’s the undefeated fighter and winner of the 2019 PFL heavyweight tournament in Ali Isayev, plus there’s fellow Russain Denis Goltsov, who’s a well-rounded finishing machine.

There’s also Justin Willis, who holds a win over Mark Hunt, knockout machine Bruno Cappelozza, and of course Werdum. This is not a who’s-who of names but the talent is there. Plus, Werdum was pretty late to the title game, winning the belt at 36 years old. It’s not like he’s far removed from his prime.

PFL 3 takes place on Thursday, May 6, 2021, live from Atlantic City, NJ. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

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