Brendan Loughnane will soon compete in the Featherweight semi-finals. Taking on American Chris Wade on August 20th. Taking place at London’s Copper Box Arena. This will be the first time Brendan has fought in the UK for PFL and his first since 2018.
He is looking to make good on his return to his homeland. He says he is excited to put on a show for the fans. He also made it clear he has been dreaming of this moment since his promotional debut in 2019.
Being one of the faces of the PFL and their UK shows. Brendan has seen himself in the spotlight quite a lot this week. On Tuesday, a press event was held for the upcoming event and here is what Brendan has to say.
“Extremely excited. I’ve been asking them to come since I first started.”
“I’ve been trying to get a deal done over there, trying to help them with that. The deal is finally done. U.K. MMA is absolutely flying at the minute.”
“Leon Edwards is actually fighting for a title on the same night as me, and you have Michael ‘Venom’ Page, Anthony Joshua, and loads of people from the same night in the U.K. It’s a big night for U.K. MMA. I’m so happy that they’re here.”
Brendan Loughnane Urges Other Fighters to Embrace the Opportunity
The 32-year-old will be the co-main event in the evening. After losing a close fight I’m last year’s semi-final, he’ll be looking to make amends this year. With seven other UK-based fighters competing on the card, Brendan hopes they can all flourish when the lights are shining brightest.
“I’m so happy that other people are getting the benefits that I’ve had. PFL has changed my life, they really have changed my life, and I owe them so much.”
I’m just so happy that they’re having these shows now, and they’re going to start to change people’s lives. But, and there’s a massive but in there now. Anyone that thinks they’re walking into PFL, and it’s going to be an easy road, forget about it.”
“Mentally and physically, it’s the most straining thing you’ll ever do in your life. I’ve seen it with fighters. If you think you’re just going to walk in there to pick up a few paychecks and have some fights, forget about it. It’s going to be a long road.”
How do you see the Brits getting on come August 20th?
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