Rory MacDonald and Matheus Scheffel are new PFL 8 opponents in Wales


The Professional Fighters League have announced a couple of changes to Saturday’s card in Cardiff, Wales.

Due to visa problems, Magomed Umalatov (welterweight) and Denis Goltsov (heavyweight) were unable to compete in their semifinal matches with Rory MacDonald or Matheus Scheffel. Juan Adams and Dilano Taylor were the replacements.

MacDonald (23-9-1) made it to the welterweight tournament semifinal despite losing a decision to Sadibou Sy in his most recent bout in July, while Taylor (9-2) looks to bounce from his loss to Magomed Magomedkerimov, his first setback in three PFL appearances.

Scheffel (16-8) defeated 2021 heavyweight champion Bruno Cappelozza via decision in June, while Adams (10-4), 5-1 since leaving the UFC in 2020, stopped Sam Kei in his first PFL bout this past June.

PFL 8 will air live on ESPN. MacDonald will face Taylor, and the winner of Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal will meet the winner. Scheffel and Adams are fighting for the spot in final against Ante Delija vs. Renan Ferreira.

Check the updated PFL 8 card below.

Will Fleury vs. Anthony Salamone
Vojto Barborik vs. Radu Maxim
Moktar Benkaci vs. Francesco Nuzzi

Main card
Rory MacDonald vs. Dilano Taylor
Ante Delija vs. Renan Ferreira
Matheus Scheffel vs. Juan Adams
Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal
Nathan Kelly vs. Ben Ellis

Joshua O’Connor vs. Emran Sakhizada
Mick Stanton vs. Marcin Wojcik
Chris Mixan vs. Christian Stigenberg
Hatef Moeil vs. Szymon Bajor
Lee Chadwick vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala