PFL 2019 roster includes Satoshi Ishii and Bao Yincang

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SATOSHI ISHII
Satoshi Ishii will be part of the 2019 PFL roster.

PFL has announced the final additions to its 2019 schedule.

Among the new wave of announcements is Japanese heavyweight Satoshi Ishii, China’s Bao Yincang and ROAD FC Lightweight Tournament participant Ronys Torres.

“We have assembled the best available talent from around the world in what proved to be a challenging, highly competitive selection process,” PFL President Ray Sefo said in a statement.

Ishii’s solid run

Satoshi Ishii(21-8-1) will be coming to PFL riding a five-fight win streak since just October last year. In 2019 alone the 2008 Olympic gold medalist defended his Serbian Battle Championship heavyweight title, then claimed the Heat heavyweight title from Cally Gibrainn de Oliveira in early March.

Last month Ishii locked in his first win with KSW, edging out Fernando Rodrigues Jr. via split decision at KSW 47 in Poland.

ROAD FC alumni

As one of the top young fighters to come out of China’s Xian Sports Institute Bao Yincang (13-5) has been a staple of ROAD FC and Chinese Kung Fu for the past several years.

ROAD 47 Bao Yin Cang def Sasaki

Bao rose to prominence by winning the China trials of ROAD FC’s $1 Million Lightweight Tournament.

Another veteran of ROAD’s Lightweight Tournament Ronys Torres (37-6) will be looking to make his mark with PFL.

In the ROAD FC Lightweight Tournament he submitted Ermek Tlauov, Russia trials winner Elnur Agaev and Tom Santos all within the first round to make it to the semifinals. At ROAD FC 46 he was ousted by Shamil Zavurov.

The full 2019 PFL lineup includes:

Heavyweight

Philipe Lins
Alex Nicholson
Kelvin Tiller
Denis Goltsov
Ben Edwards
Jared Rosholt
Muhammed Dereese
Ante Delija
Valdrin Istrefi
Ali Isaev
Francimar Barroso
Satoshi Ishii

Light Heavyweight

Vinny Magalhaes
Jordan Johnson
Smealinho Rama
Ronny Markes
Jorge Gonzalez
Rashid Yusupov
Mikhail Mokhnatkin
Sigi Pesaleli
Bozigit Ataev
Dan Spohn
Maxim Grishin
Viktor Nemkov

Welterweight

Magomed Magomedkerimov
Ray Cooper III
Louis Taylor
Bojan Velickovic
John Howard
Joao Zeferino
David Michaud
Zane Kamaka
Sadibou Sy
Glaico Franca
Handesson Ferreira
Chris Curtis

Lightweight

Natan Schulte
Rashid Magomedov
Chris Wade
Ramsey Nijem
Nate Andrews
Loik Radzhabov
Bao Yincang
Akhmet Aliev
Ronys Torres
Carlos Eduardo Silva
Ylies Djiroun

Featherweight

Lance Palmer
Andre Harrison
Steven Siler
Luis Rafael
Freddy Assuncao
Alexandre Bezerra
Alexandre Almeida
Jeremy Kennedy
Damon Jackson
Movlid Khaibulaev
Alex Gilpin

Women’s Lightweight

Kayla Harrison
Sarah Kaufman
Genah Fabian
Bobbi-Jo Dalziel
Svetlana Khautova
Roberta Samad
Larissa Pacheco
Morgan Freir

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