After another excellent night of violence, the celebrity panel and fans have a tough decision to make as Impa Kasanganay, Taylor Johnson, Billy Elekana, and Roland Dunlap are all eligible for a PFL contract after winning their bouts.
To recap how giving out the contract works, the promotion will now narrow the four winning fighters from tonight’s bouts down to two finalists for the PFL contract and at that point we will go to the Celebrity Panel and Bud Light Fan Vote! Should the Celebrity Panel and the fans both select the same fighter, that fighter will be awarded a PFL contract. If the panel and the fans cannot reach a consensus, Ray Sefo gets the tie breaking vote. And without further ado, our finalists tonight will be… Taylor Johnson and Impa Kasanganay, unsurprising after both picked up incredible first round finishes. Billy Elekana and Roland Dunlap are done for the night despite impressive victories and hopefully we will see them back in the SmartCage at some point.
The Bud Light Fan Vote is officially underway as we take it to the highlight packages for a brief reminder on how our finalists got here, both by impressive first round KO. Early on Impa appears to be running away with the fan vote, clearing 70% of the vote before we head to commercials for the final time this evening as fans take their time to cast their Bud Light Fan Vote and have their say in who will win a PFL contract. This week’s celebrity panel (Tyron Woodley, Tim Kennedy, and Randy Couture) will also deliberate to cast their vote. We return to Sean O’Connell and our two finalists as we take it to KenFlo for the Celebrity Panel’s vote and rationale.
Tim Kennedy will once again start with the Celebrity Panel and has great things to say about both fighters, as does Tyron Woodley. Randy Couture also heaps praise on both fighters following their impressive finishes and T-Wood delivers the final vote for the Celebrity Panel and the panel will vote for Impa Kasanaganay! The fans at home also vote for Impa as he garners 68% of the vote, Impa Kasanaganay, welcome to the PFL!