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Curtis Millender Joins PFL 2021 Tournament, Faces Rory MacDonald on April 29 – MMA Root

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The Professional Fighters League 2021 season was shaken up weeks before it started.

On Thursday, David Michaud revealed that he had been diagnosed with a rare heart condition that forced him to retire from the 2021 PFL season and possibly end his career. The offer, with its second title in jeopardy, acted quickly to replace Michaud, according to MMA Junkie on Friday. Curtis Millender (18-6) will be in the welterweight group against Rory MacDonald (21-6-1), and since then this news has been confirmed
from the PFL.

Millender will race at 170 pounds in a short time, and he and MacDonald are still the main event of the PFL 2: 2021 Regular Season on April 29th. The entire season will take place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ, and the playoffs do not yet have a venue set. “Curtious Curtis” joins the PFL after a couple split at the Bellator MMA in 2020. His return to the Bellator came with a win over Moses Murietta, only to lose a decision to Sabah Homasi in August 2020. Millender is back to Bellator after his removal from the Ultimate Fighting Championship after back-to-back defeats to Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Belal Muhammad.

Miller is not the only fighter to replace a tournament participant, as the PFL also announced that feasonweight Jason Soares was removed from the tournament as he could not undergo medical treatment. Lazar Stojadinovic (14-7) has won his place, where he will look to become the first fighter to beat Movlid Khaybulaev (15-0-1, 1 NC) in the PFL 1: 2021 Regular Season on April 23

Stojadinovic appeared in the first season of Dana White’s Contender series on the heels of an eight-game winning streak, but Thanh Le rejected him with a head kick and subsequent punches. Stojadinovic appeared twice in 2020, where he played Carlos Guerra and won the decision for Isaac Shelton to increase his victory to two.


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