Next Fight - PFL 1 vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov
*2018 PFL Middleweight Semifinalist*
Howard is moving down to 170 this season from 185. The proud Boston-native saw his 2018 PFL run come to an end in the semifinals against eventual champion Louis Taylor. Howard overcame a lot of adversity to become a pro fighter. The 42-fight veteran grew up in the dangerous Boston neighborhood of Dorchester, first learning to fight in the streets. Howard has also lived his life with autism, a diagnosis that he only recently received in 2016. Howard has 16 career stoppage wins and went 7-7 in 14 UFC fights.