On Tuesday, the league confirmed a report from ESPN that Loughnane will make his debut at PFL 7 in a featherweight bout against Matt Wagy (13-6). The event takes place on Oct. 11 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Englishman shared a message on social media shortly after his debut was announced:
“Absolutely buzzing to be part of this organization and I’m going to show why there’s a bit of hype behind me. I’m looking forward to letting fireworks off at the Mandalay Bay.” – @Brendan264 pic.twitter.com/BSktxsEiXU
Loughnane (17-3) made headlines earlier this year as a contestant on Dana WhiteBill Algeo, but did not receive a ufc contract after being criticized by White for ending his performance with a takedown attempt rather than going all out for a finish.