How to watch or stream PFL champions vs. Bellator champions

If Bellator heavyweight champion Ryan Bader wants to remain on top of the world, he'll have to get past PFL king Renan Ferreira. Tass via Getty Image

The Professional Fighters League launches its pay-per-view Super Fight series in a big way when it pits PFL champions against Bellator champions on Saturday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The event at Kingdom Arena features two matchups of current PFL champs against the titleholders from newly acquired Bellator, along with several other matchups between former champs from both promotions. The fights will be on ESPN+ pay-per-view starting at 3 p.m. ET, with prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+ at 12:30 p.m.

In the main event, heavyweight titleholders collide when PFL's Renan Ferreira (12-3) meets Bellator's Ryan Bader (31-7). Prior to that, PFL light heavyweight champ Impa Kasanganay (15-3) drops to middleweight to face the undefeated Bellator titlist at that lower weight class, Johnny Eblen (14-0).

In addition, Bellator welterweight titleholder Jason Jackson (17-4) takes on ex-PFL champ Ray Cooper III (25-9-1) and ex-Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov (17-2) moves up to heavyweight to face former PFL belt-holder Bruno Cappelozza (16-6).

What are the storylines behind the top fights at the PFL champs vs. Bellator champs event? How are experts breaking them down? What do the fighters have to say? Here is the fight card, how to watch it and a collection of all of the essentials.

PFL champs vs. Bellator champs fight card

ESPN+ PPV, 3 p.m. ET
Heavyweight: Renan Ferreira (c) vs. Ryan Bader (c)
Middleweight: Impa Kasanganay (c) vs. Johnny Eblen (c)
Featherweight: Gabriel Braga vs. Patricio Freire (c)
Catchweight (182 pounds): Ray Cooper III* vs. Jason Jackson (c)
Heavyweight: Bruno Cappelozza* vs. Vadim Nemkov*
Light heavyweight: Thiago Santos vs. Yoel Romero
Men's lightweight: Clay Collard vs. AJ McKee*
ESPNews/ESPN+, 12:30 p.m.
Men's lightweight: Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales
Men's lightweight: Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Emmanuel Palacio
Women's lightweight: Claressa Shields vs. Kelsey DeSantis
Featherweight: Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Edukondala Rao
Flyweight (amateur): Malik Basahel vs. Vinicius Pereira
(c) = current champion | * = former champion

How to watch the fights

Watch the PPV and all other fights on ESPN+: Get ESPN+ here.

Watch the prelims on ESPN News and ESPN+. Download the ESPN App | WatchESPN | TV schedule

Don't have ESPN News? Get instant access.

There's also FightCenter, which offers live updates for every PFL and Bellator card.

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Mike Tyson will present three winners a custom championship belt Saturday at the PFL vs. Bellator: Champs card in Saudi Arabia, PFL chairman Donn Davis told ESPN on Wednesday.

"I called Mike two weeks ago, because I thought there was nobody more fitting to award the first ever in combat sports belt that goes to a champion beating a champion than the greatest champion of all time in Mike Tyson," Davis said.

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