Former Oklahoma State wrestling heavyweight Jared Rosholt will return to the octagon for Season 2 of the Professional Fighters League on June 6 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Rosholt’s first round opponent has yet to be announced.
Rosholt, 2010 NCAA runner-up and three-time All-American for OSU, went 2-2 during Season 1. He defeat Valdrin Istrefi by unanimous decision in his PFL debut then split two fights against Kelvin Tiller, losing the first by guillotine choke in the second round and winning the rematch by unanimous decision. Rosholt (17-6) lost his semifinal fight to Philipe Lins by TKO in the second round. Lins went on to win the title.
Prior to competing in PFL, Rosholt went 6-2 in the UFC before he was released in March 2016.
Like its inaugural season, the second PFL campaign will be comprised of a regular season in which fighters compete twice to earn points toward making the playoffs, with points being awarded based on wins, finishes and the round in which a finish occurs. The top eight fighters in each weight class then move on to a single-elimination playoff, with the finalists advancing to the year-end show on Dec. 31 and competing for a PFL title and $1 million prize.
In February, the PFL signed a broadcasting deal with ESPN to air fights Thursdays on the network’s ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes channels, and the ESPN+ streaming service.
The first card with heavyweight fights will be June 6, and start at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 before shifting to ESPN+ at 9 p.m.