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PFL 3 – Live Round-by-Round Coverage

Bojan Velickovic vs. Jonatan Westin (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

TBA

 

Danillo Villefort vs. Abuspiyan Magomedov (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Magomedov lands a leg kick and presses forward. Villefort responds with a flurry. Magomedov keeps the pressure on and knocks Villefort down with a kick to the body. He lets Villefort up. Magomedov continues to move forward and delivers a font kick to the body. He steps in with a combination. Villefort fires back but misses. Magomedov goes to the body with a kick and drops Villefort a second time. Villefort isn’t defending himself and the referee steps in to stop the fight.

Official result: Abuspiyan Magomedov def. Danillo Villefort by TKO, Round 1

 

Rex Harris vs. Andre Lobato (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Harris inches foward as Lobato moves laterally on the outside. Lobato lands first with an inside leg kick. Harris closes the distance with a combination and clinches. Lobato turns Harris and delivers a knee to the body. He lands right hands to the midsection. Harris quickly secures a takedown and lands in side control. Lobato gets back to half guard before moving to full guard. Lobato opens his guard and stands. He throws a combination and keeps the pressure on Harris. Lobato lands a right hand and Harris clinches. They separate and Lobato lands a left hand. The round ends with the two working dirty boxing on the inside.

Round 2:

Harris takes the center of the cage and misses with a high kick. Lobato answers with an inside leg kick. Harris initiates the clinch and they quickly separate. Lobato lands a kick to the body. They exchange and Lobato lands a combination. Harris closes the distance but Lobato controls the clinch position. Harris circles free. Harris steps in with a combination. Harris lands a big left hand and clinches. Lobato delivers a series of right hands to the boy followed by a knee. Harris separates and Lobato lands an inside leg kick. Harris clinches and looks to get the fight to the ground. He secures the takedown. Lobato isolates an arm and the round ends.

Round 3:

Harris presses forward and is met with a right hand.  He ties Lobato up and the work for position along the cage.  Harris delivers knees to the legs of Lobato.  They separate.  Lobato lands to the body with a kick.  Harris lands a straight right hand and clinches.  Harris pulls Lobato’s legs out and secures the takedown.  Lobato gets back to his feet and they separate.  Lobato lands two inside leg kicks.  Harris misses with a head kick and clinches.  Harris lands a knee to the body and Lobato circles free.  Harris initiates the clinch and Lobato turns him against the cage.  Lobato lands punches to the body before separating.  Harris lands a right hand.  Harris lands another right hand.  The round ends.

Official result:  After a scoring error, official result: Rex Harris def. Andre Lobato by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

 

Louis Taylor vs. Anderson Goncalves (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Goncalves takes the center of the cage. He lands a right hand. Taylor closes the distance and works to get the takedown. He lands short right hands and Goncalves pushes him away. Taylor steps in with an outside leg kick. Goncalves lands an outside leg kick and Taylor answers with a right hand. Goncalves lands two more leg kicks. Goncalves continues to land leg kicks. Taylor gets on the inside and lands a combination. Goncalves lands another leg kick. Taylor lands a combination on the inside. Goncalves goes on the offense in the closing seconds of the frame.

Round 2:

Taylor comes out with a right hand Goncalves delivers two outside leg kicks. Taylor steps in with a right hand that drops Goncalves. Goncalves looks for a takedown and Taylor applies a guillotine choke. Goncalves escapes and advances to the mount position. Taylor rolls over and gives up his back. Taylor spins and gains top position. Goncalves gets to his feet. Taylor lands a right hand. Taylor looks for a takedown and Goncalves gains top position. He lands left hands and moves to the mount position. Taylor rolls and gives up his back. Goncalves applies a body lock and delivers short punches. Goncalves works for a rear-naked choke but can’t secure it. The round ends.

Round 3:

Taylor takes the center of the cage to start the final frame. Taylor closes the distance and is met with a left hand. Taylor lands a flurry. Goncalves is hurt. Taylor continues to land punches and Goncalves wilts under the pressure. The referee steps in to stop it.

Official result:  Louis Taylor def. Anderson Goncalves by TKO (strikes) at 0:58, Round 3.

 

Bruno Santos vs. Sadibou Sy (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Santos paws with his jab.  Sy lands first with a kick to the body.  Santos lands a leg kick and a side kick to the lead leg of Sy.  Santos looks for a head kick but it’s blocked.  Sy throws a high kick that misses and Santos quickly closes the distance.  He works to get Sy to the ground.  Sy defends the takedown attempt but Santos keeps the pressure on.  They separate in the closing seconds of the round.  Sy displayed excellent balance staying on his feet.

Round 2:

Sy lands a left hand and Santos responds with a leg kick.  Sy lands a leg kick.  Both fighters being careful and waiting for the other to strike.  Sy lands an inside leg kick.  Santos leaps in with a flying kee that misses.  Sy misses with a high kick.  He lands a straight left hand.  Sy lands a kick to the body and Santos rushes forward.  Sy circles away.  Sy steps in with a left hand.  Santos having problems getting inside Sy’s reach advantage.  Santos connects with a leg kick.  They exchange inside leg kicks.  Santos rushes in and Sy circles away.  Sy lands a kick to the body.  Santos misses with a combination.  The round ends.

Round 3:

Sy takes the center of the cage and paws with his jab. Santos looking for an opening to get inside. Sy lands his jab. Both fighters waiting on the other. Santos closes the distance and clinches. He trips Sy to the canvas. He works inside Sy’s open guard. Santos lands a left hand. Santos moves to half guard. Sy delivers light punches from the bottom. Santos lands short right hands. Santos advances to side control. He continues to pepper Sy with short right hands. Santos advances to the mount position. He delivers left hands. Santos postures up and lands a right hand. Sy works to control Santos’ posture. The round ends with Santos delivering a flurry of punches.

Official result: Bruno Santos def. Sadibou Sy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

Paul Bradley vs. Joao Zeferino (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

Bradley lands a leg kick and Zeferino responds with a kick to the body. Zeferino partially lands a head kick. He steps in with a right hand. Zeferino lands a left hook. Zeferino closes the distance with a combination and presses Bradley against the cage. Bradley circles free. Zeferino lands a left hook that staggers Bradley. He unloads a combination that puts Bradley out on his feet. The referee steps in as Bradley crumbles to the canvas.

Official result: Joao Zeferino def. Paul Bradley by KO (punches) at 1:58, Round 1

 

Herman Terrado vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

Terrado presses forward and Magomedkerimov backs away.  Magomedkerimov throws a side kick to the body and Terrado catches it.  Magomedkerimov gets his leg free and lands a left hand.  Magomedkerimov misses with a right hand and they clinch.  Magomedkerimov pressures Terrado against the fence and delivers short left hands.  They separate and Magomedkerimov lands a jab.  Magomedkerimov’s light on his feet and landing his jab.  Terrado closes the distance and ties Magomedkerimov up.  They quickly separate and Terrado presses forward behind his jab.  Magomedkerimov lands a combination.  He leaps in with a flying knee.  Magomedkerimov lands a right hand.  He goes to the body followed by an uppercut.  Magomedkerimov takes Terrado down and takes his back.  he lands left hands.  Magomedkerimov applies a rear-naked choke and Terrado goes to sleep.

Official result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Herman Terrado by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:54, Round 1

 

John Howard vs. Gasan Umalatov (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Howard lands first with an outside leg kick. Umalatov misses with a left hand but lands with an outside leg kick. Umalatov lands a left hand and Howard clinches. He lands a knee to the body followed by an uppercut before separating. Umalatov steps in with a left hand. Howard ties him up and they quickly separate. Umalato lands a leg kick and Howard responds with a right hook. Howard lands with a punch and staggers Umalatov. They clinch along the cage and Howard delivers knees to the body and legs of Umalatov. Howard changes levels and looks for a takedown but Umalatov shakes off the attempt. They exchange but nothing lands. Umalatov partially lands a head kick. Umalatov lands a combination and Howard answers with a right hand. They clinch. Howard delivers knees to the body while Umalatov responds with right hands to the body. Howard lands a right hand on the break and secures a takedown. The round ends.

Round 2:

Howard lands an outside leg kick to start the round.  Howard secures a takedown.  He takes Umalatov’s back.  He lands short punches.  Howard applies a rear-naked choke.  Umalatov tries to free himself but can’t.  He taps out to the choke.

Official Result: John Howard def. Gasan Umalatov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:59, Round 2

 

Shamil Gamzatov vs. Eddie Gordon (Middleweight Bout)

Round 1:

Gamzatov lands first with a right hand. Gordon moves forward but misses with a right hand. Gamzatov lands an outside leg kick. Gordon responds with a combination. Gamzatov lands two more leg kicks. Gordon misses with a winging right hand. Gordon looking to counter. Gamzatov lands a jab. Gamzatov continues to land leg kicks. Gordon inches forward and misses with a right hand. Gamzatov lands an inside leg kick. Godon answers with a hard right hand. Gamzatov is accidentally poked in the eye. He’s given time to recover and the fight is restarted. Gamzatov looks for a takedown but Gordon immediately scrambles back to his feet. Gamzatov lands a stiff jab as Gordon moved forward. They exchange with both landing. The round ends.

Round 2:

Gordon presses forward and misses with a right hand. Gamzatov lands a leg kick followed by another. Gamzatov is landing his jab. He continues to attack Gordon’s lead leg with kicks. Gamzatov lands a combination. Gordon misses with a right hand. Gamzatov is the more aggressive fighter at the moment. he lands another outside leg kick. Gamzatov changles levels and takes Gordon down. He delivers right hands to the body and head of Gordon. Gordon rolls and gives up his back. He turns and scrambles and slams Gamzatov to the canvas. Gamzatov immediately gets back to his feet but Gordon keeps the pressure on. They battle for position along the cage. Gamzatov circles free and lands a jab. Gamzatov lands a combination followed by a knee. He clinches and lands knees to the body. They separate at the bell.

Round 3:

Gamzatov lands his jab to start the final round. He presses forward and lands an inside leg kick followed by another. Gordon now moving forward but is met with a right hand. Gamzatov’s jab is crisp and landing regularly. Gamzatove doubles up on his jab. Gordon presses forward but is taking shots. They clinch and exchange wildly. Gamzatov is mixing up his offense with jabs and leg kicks. Gordon moves in with a right hand. Gamzatov briefly looks for a takdown but Gordon defends the attempt. Gamzatov lands a combination that snaps Gordon’s head back. Gamzatov steps in with a right hand. Gordon unloads a combination. The round ends.

Official result: Shamil Gamzatov def. Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

 

Rick Story vs. Yuri Villefort (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

Villefort lands a kick to the body. Story presses forward. Villefort changes levels and takes Story down. Story scrambles and gains top position. Villefort works his way back to his feet. Villefort lands a right hand. Story presses forward behind a flurry and secures a takedown. Villefort applies a guillotine choke but Story pops his head out. Villefort gets back to his feet and they battle for position inside the clinch. Villefort leaps in with a flying knee that’s blocked. Story presses forward and looks for a takedown. Villefort defends the attempt and lands a left hook. Villefort looks to get the fight to the ground but Story sprawls. They change positions against the fence. Story looks for a takedown. Villefort scrambles. Story applies a guillotine choke and pulls guard to tighten it down. The round ends.

Round 2:

Story rushes forward with a flurry. Story pressing the action and lands a cmobination. Story being aggressive. He lands to the body and head. Villefort lands a kick to the body. Story digs to the body with a left hand. Villefort responds with an uppercut. Story continues to lands punches to the body. Villefort fires back. Story lands a left hand. They stand in front of each other and slug it out. Story lands a heavy left hand. Story continues to pressure Villefort. They clinch and exchange knees to the body. Villefort looks exhausted. Story lands a right hook to the body. He changes levels and takes Villefort down. Villefort isolates a leg and uses it to scramble to his feet. Villefort takes Story down but Story quickly gets back to his feet. They separate. Story lands a combination. Villefort responds with a right hand. Story moves in with a combination. He lands hooks to the body. The round ends.

Round 3:

Story lands to the body to start the final frame. He continues to press the action. Villefort lands a combination but Story walks through it. Story secures a takedown and lands in half guard. Story lands short punches and looks to isolate an arm. He lands punches to the body and mounts Villefort. Villefort scrambles and escapes out the backdoor. They exchange before clinching. Story looks for a takedown but can’t get it. Story pressuring Villefort along the cage. Story elevates Villefort and slams him to the canvas. He delivers left hands to the head. Story hammers away with left hands. Villefort scrambles to his feet. He lands a right hand and the round ends.

Official result: Rick Story def. Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

 

Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Pavel Kusch (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

Nurmagomedov lands an outside leg kick. They briefly clinch before separating. Kusch lands a right hand. Nurmagomedov responds with a right of his own. Nurmagomedov lands a leg kick followed by a straight left hand. Kusch misses with a spinning back fist. Kusch looks for a takedown but Nurmagomedov stuffs the attempt. Nurmagomedov walking Kusch down. He goes to the body with a left hand. Nurmagomedov lands a leg kick and Kusch responds with a right hand. Nurmagomedov catches a kick and they clinch. The referee separates them. Nurmagomedov lands another leg kick. He leaps in with a knee to the body. Nurmagomedov lands a head kick. He partially lands a flying knee before clinching. The round ends.

Round 2:

Nurmagomedov presses forward. Kusch moves forward with a combination that misses. Kusch lands a knee as Nurmagomedov lands to the body. Kusch catches Nurmagomedov with an uppercut and scores a knockdown. He takes Nurmagomedov’s back. He applies a rear-naked choke. It’s in deep. Nurmagomedov is forced to tap out.

Official Result: Pavel Kusch def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:23, Round 2

 

Jake Shields vs. Ray Cooper III (Welterweight Bout)

Round 1:

Cooper inches forward.  Shields lands a leg kick and looks to get the fight to the ground and pulls Cooper on top of him.  Cooper lands to the body from the half guard position.  Shields gets to full guard.  Cooper stands and Shields tries to get the fight ot the ground.  Cooper lands a combination as Shields gets to his feet.  Cooper lands a right hand.  Shields gets to his feet and presses Cooper against the cage.  Shields lands an accidental knee to the groin.  Cooper is given time to recover and the fight is restarted.  Shields lands a left kick.  Cooper presses forward.  Shields is cut above his left eye.  Cooper gets a takedown and lands punches as Shields stands.  Cooper secures a takdown and lands in side control.  Shields works his way to full guard.  Cooper delivers left hands to the body.  The round ends with Cooper in top position.

Round 2:

Cooper presses forward and lands a left hook. Shields looks for a takedown. Cooper circles and lands a left hook. Shields tries to stand and Cooper lands an uppercut. Shields tries to land up kicks as Cooper stands over him. Cooper pushes Shields’ legs to the side and lands a right hand. Cooper tells Shields to stand. Shelds lands a leg kick and Cooper drops him with a left hook. Shields lands face first on the canvas. Cooper lands punches and the referee steps in to stop the fight.

Official result: Ray Cooper III def. Jake Shields by TKO (punches) at 2:09, Round 2

 

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