The set of participants lining around for the PFL’s $ 1million trophy became much more intriguing with the newest roster show to the 20-19 season.

With just about all the past season’s winners returning (with the exclusion of light heavyweight Sean O’Connell, who retired after last season), the league’s 2nd season already looked to be off to a promising beginning. On Thursday, the promotion announced quite a few returnees and new signings, for example 2018 standouts Chris Wade (14-5) and Andre Harrison (201 ).

ESPN was first to examine the news.

Wade, a former light weight, lost a close split decision to eventual tournament winner Natan Schulte which cost him a spot in the PFL finals. He had one of the early of this 2018 season, launching a flying kick at Yuki Kawana before finishing with a first-round submission.

Harrison entered the 2018 PFL season having previously held that the league’s featherweight title, but also lost a significant decision in a rematch against Lance Palmer in the semifinals.

Additionally returning for one more crack at a PFL championship are light heavyweight Smealinho Rama (11-5-1), heavy weights Alex Nicholson (13-7) and also Kelvin Tiller (10-2), along with middleweight Sadibou Sy (7-4-1).

Notable newcomers added to the roster Thursday include former fighters Jordan Johnson (10-0) and David Michaud (14-4), along with ian Luis Rafael (33-1) who had been newly profiled on MMA Fighting.

Johnson went 4-0 during his run inside the Octagon, lately defeating Adam Yandiev by second-round submission at UFC Moscow last September. The 30-year-old now trains out of The MMA Lab.

The new signings are all Russia’s Denis Goltsov (22-5), Cooper’s cousin Zane Kamaka (13-3), K-1 kick-boxer Ben Edwards (3-0), along with CES light weight champion Nate Andrews (15-1).

Watch the updated roster below:

Philipe Lins

Alex Nicholson

Kelvin Tiller

Denis Goltsov

Ben Edwards

Vinny Magalhaes

Jordan Johnson

Smealinho Rama

Ray Cooper III

Louis Taylor

David Michaud

Zane Kamaka

Sadibou Sy

Natan Schulte

Chris Wade

Lance Palmer

Andre Harrison

Luis Rafael

Genah Fabian

Bobbi-Jo Dalziel

Svetlana Khautova

Roberta Samad

Larissa Pacheco

Morgan Freir


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