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Nolan King

2023 PFL Playoffs 1 weigh-ins results: Main event fighter Jesus Pinedo among two misses

The PFL post-season kicks off Friday in San Antonio and Thursday the 20 fighters hit the scales for official weigh-ins.

Eighteen of those 2023 PFL Playoffs 1 fighters fulfilled their contractual obligations on the scales, while two did not. Main event featherweight Jesus Pinedo (21-6-1) came in slightly heavy at 146.4 pounds, 0.4 pounds over the divisional limit.

As a result, the PFL has announced Pinedo will be deducted a point in Friday’s scoring vs. Bubba Jenkins (21-6) in the promotion’s view. The point deduction will not apply to the official Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) result. Should Pinedo win a decision, the promotion will only advance him to the finals if he won by a two-point margin on at least two scorecards.

Additionally, Hawaii’s Keoni Diggs (10-2) also missed by 0.4 pounds, as he weighed 156.4 pounds for a lightweight bout vs. Elvin Espinosa (8-0) on the main card.

Check out the full 2023 PFL 3 Playoffs lineup below:


  • Bubba Jenkins (145.8) vs. Jesus Pinedo (146.4)* – featherweight semifinal
  • Ty Flores (205) vs. Josh Silveira (204) – light heavyweight semifinal
  • Gabriel Braga (145.8) vs. Chris Wade (146) – featherweight semifinal
  • Marthin Hamlet (206) vs. Impa Kasanagany – light heavyweight semifinal
  • Keoni Diggs (156.4)** vs. Elvin Espinosa (155.6)


  • Thad Jean (171) vs. Ali Omar (171)
  • Lisa Mauldin (125.2) vs. Desiree Yanez (171)
  • Carson Hardman (168.2) vs. Anthony Ivy (171)
  • Ky Bennett (124.8) vs. Chelsea Hackett (125.8)
  • Chuck Campbell (205.8) vs. Billy Elekana (205.4)

* = Pinedo misses featherweight limit by 0.4 pounds; forfeits 20 percent of purse to Jenkins; one point deducted from PFL’s playoff scoring

** = Diggs misses lightweight limit by 0.4 pounds; forfeits 20 percent of purse to Espinosa

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for 2023 PFL Playoffs 1.

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