Eight new faces will join the PFL Europe scene as the promotion announces which athletes will compete in their 2024 European Welterweight tournament.

Seven nations will be represented as athletes from all over Europe will look to be crowned the first ever PFL Europe Welterweight champion.

Ibrahim Mané enters the tournament on the back of an impressive 5 fight winning streak, 4 of which coming under the ARES banner. The Frenchman has proved to be a challenge on both the domestic scene and global promotions, as he looks to seize the opportunity to become the first French PFL champion.

Former Cage Warriors title challenger Marian Dimitrov will also join the tournament in his pursuit of PFL gold. Following his loss to Christian Leroy Duncan, the Bulgarian pursued mixed rules & custom rule bouts before finding success in the world of Bare Knuckle. He will be hoping his recent run of form continues as he makes his promotional debut in the Smart Cage in the first round of the tournament.

Erhan Katral is another new face to be added to the PFL Europe scene. Having learnt his craft on the Eastern European scene, the Austrian will now look to show his worth in the Welterweight Tournament. ‘No Mercy’ has lived up to his nickname in many of his victories, stopping eight of his opponents across his 11 victories. 

Chequina Noso Pedro will be hoping his current winning streak is only added to when he looks to advance through the tournament. The Dutchman won’t be phased at the idea of quick turnaround times from one stage of the tournament to the next, having competed three times last year; with two very credible wins against Lukas Cruz and Dzhokhar Duraev. 

Daniele Miceli will be the sole representative for Italy in the 170lbs tournament. The 36-year old started his career at Welterweight before trying his hand in the lower weight divisions to no great success so moved back to his original weight. Of his 11 victories, Miceli has tied up six submissions and has shown himself to be very difficult to deal with when the contest hits the floor. 

Yassin Najid joins his fellow countryman Ibrahim Mané as he looks to claim the PFL crown. 2024 marks the 38-year old’s 10th year as professional as he looks to find the form he had early on in his career. After losing in his professional debut ‘The Scientist’ went on a seven fight win streak but has struggled to find form of late. He enters the tournament 2-3-0-1 in his last 6.

Florim Zendel has looked seriously impressive since joining the professional ranks in 2019. The Albanian enters the tournament after being crowned the NFC Welterweight champion. Zendel gets in the cage to get the job done as quick as he can, finishing all seven opponents he has beaten. With just 9 fights under his belt, Zendel enters the tournament as the least experienced mixed martial artist.

Tomasz Langowski was the eighth and final man announced for the Welterweight tournament. The Polishman has racked up 5 KO/TKO victories of the 6 fights he has won. As of recent times, ‘Mad Dog’ has struggled to build real momentum, going 3-2 in his last five.

The 2024 PFL tournament is set to kick off in Paris but it is unclear as to which weight categories will appear in which cities during the play offs.