Rob Wilkinson Is ‘Excited’ to Face a Big Name in Thiago Santos at 2023 PFL 1
- Posted by renan on Mar 30, 2023
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Rob Wilkinson is ready to do whatever it takes to keep the Professional Fighters League championship in Australia.
In 2022, Wilkinson (17-2, 4-0 PFL) made history after becoming the first PFL champion fighting out of Australia in promotional history. “Razor” cut through his opponents Bruce Souto, Viktor Pasta and Delan Monte before smashing Omari Akhmedov at the PFL championships event in November. On that occasion, Akhmedov was forced to retire by the cageside physician after taking much punishment in two rounds. Now, Wilkinson is looking to inaugurate the upcoming 2023 PFL Regular Season with a victory as he faces former Ultimate Fighting Championship title challenger Thiago Santos on April 1. While talking with Sherdog, Wilkinson expressed his excitement for the battle ahead of him, even if he doesn’t think his adversary is the same as he used to be.
“I'm very excited about this fight. I remember when I found out that he signed with the PFL last year before I won the title. I