PFL are sweeping up Scottish prospects ahead of their fight night at the OVO Hyrdo, as they announce a trio of new signings to the PFL Europe roster. 

Lorenzo Parente, Gemma Auld and Kunle Lawal have all put pen to paper and signed exclusive, multi fight deals with the promotion. 

All early, or yet to begin their professional careers, the Higher Level trio are all set to make their promotional debuts on September 28th when the promotion make their first trip to Scotland.

Lorenzo Parente. First, he then, like many Scottish athletes have done, made the move to Higher Level to be under the tutelage of James Doolan. Since the move, Parente has only been handed one loss in his 10 bouts and and was crowned the 2023 Senior EMMA Four Nations Tournament champion before joining the professional ranks. Since turning over, Parente has made short work of all three of his opponents and is yet to spent five minutes inside the cage as a professional.

Auld had her first outing, as an amateur, in 2023. The Flyweight had an incredible first year competing in the sport, making the walk four times in five months and collecting two domestic titles in the process. Keeping her active streak alive in 2024, the 33-year-old has already made the walk twice this year and picked up another two titles in doing so. Ahead of her professional debut, Auld said:

"I’m so grateful to have signed a multi fight deal with PFL. An amazing opportunity after only a year of fighting. So excited to get in there and do what I do… and debuting in the Hydro makes it all the more special! Here we f**king go!"

Much like Parente, Lawal spent years learning his craft on the amateur scene, competing 19 times before making the jump to the professional leagues. 2022 proved to be a huge year for Lawal. After taking a year away from competition, Lawal returned at the Four Nations Amateur Invitational. On his way to the gold medal, the Higher Level man picked up impressive victories Teddy Stringer, Daniel Ward and Jordan Little. In his professional career so far, Lawal has competed twice and stands 1-1. Speaking to Fighters Only, Lawal said:

"PFL is currently the hottest MMA organisation in the world. Signing for PFL and performing on the biggest stage as always been my dream. I am thankful for PFL giving me this opportunity to showcase my skill. Let’s Go!"

PFL Europe Glasgow will not only feature top prospects but UK MMA veterans alike, with Scottish MMA legend Stevie Ray returning to the Smart Cage to face Welshman Lewis Long in the main event.

In the co-main event, Robert Whiteford gets the chance for a monumental homecoming against the vastly experienced Roger Huerta.

None of the three new signings have had bouts announced but it has been confirmed by the promotion that they will all feature on the Glasgow show.