The big boys are taking center stage in the SmartCage next as United States Marine and undefeated mixed martial artist Denzel Freeman takes on the debuting Raiden Kovacs. Kovacs won five of seven amateur bouts including three submissions while Freeman has trained for the last four years while stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, finishing two of his three pro bouts.


Round 1 


The bell rings and the big boys take the center of the SmartCage and it doesn’t take long for action as Freeman lands a shin to chin high kick that FLOORS Kovacs! Freeman follows him to the mat and rains down punches until the ref has seen enough, that’s a wrap!






Denzel Freeman makes a STATEMENT with one of the fastest PFL Challenger Series knockouts in history!


Denzel Freeman def. Raiden Kovacs via 1st round TKO (Left high kick to ground and pound, 1:20)