The third event of the PFL Regular Season hosted a Heavyweight clash between Brazilian slugger Bruno Cappelozza (11-5) and well-rounded Croatian Ante Delija (17-4). Delija appeared in the 2019 Regular Season, but was forced to withdraw after just a single victory. Cappelozza made his League debut after stopping all 10 of his prior career wins via strikes.
Cappelozza wasted no time coming forward. Delija launched a heavy jab-cross combination to back up the Brazilian. A heavy right hand from Cappelozza hurt Delija and he smelled blood. He flurried with looping punches as Delija backed to the fence. A left hook and right straight connected and the referee was forced to save Delija from further punishment.
Cappelozza was ecstatic with the lightning-fast finish. He celebrated as a dejected Delija recovered from the knockout defeat. The victory earned Cappelozza six points in the Heavyweight standings, as well as the fastest stoppage in division history.
Bruno Cappelozza def. Ante Delija by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:46