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PFL RESULTS

Harrison clinches Playoffs spot — but not as No. 1 seed

June 26, 2021

The PFL 6, 2021 main event brought the return of undefeated juggernaut Kayla Harrison, who took on UFC, Invicta FC, and Bellator veteran Cindy Dandois.  The 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist in...

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Manfio rocks Pettis late, snatches split-decision victory

June 25, 2021

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis came into the 2021 PFL Lightweight tournament a heavy favorite … and then he lost his opening-round matchup against Clay Collard at PFL 1, 2021.  This put Pettis in desperation mode Friday evening, a...

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Khaybulaev punches ticket to Playoffs, knocks off two-time champ Palmer

June 25, 2021

Lance Palmer entered his PFL 6, 2021 bout Friday evening against Movlid Khaybulaev as the underdog.  Yeah, read that again.  Palmer, the two-time PFL Featherweight champion, felt some serious pressure against Khaybulaev,...

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Goltsov finishes strong vs. Sayles, earns No. 2 seed in Playoffs

June 25, 2021

High-profile PFL heavyweights Denis Goltsov and Brandon Sayles kicked off the PFL 6, 2021 main card on ESPN2 in style.  Entering the bout with six and five points, respectively, Goltsov and Sayles each impressed in their first-round m...

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Cappelozza blitzes Dereese for six points and Playoffs spot

June 25, 2021

For Bruno Cappelozza, the situation was simple against Muhammed Dereese at PFL 6, 2021: Win and advance to the PFL Playoffs.  The Brazilian Cappelozza knocked out Ante Delija at PFL 3, 2021 back in May, earning six points in the proce...

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Pacheco turns tables, knocks out Kolesnyk for another six points

June 25, 2021

Fresh off a first-round TKO in the opening round of her 2021 season, 2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight runner-up Larissa Pacheco returned to action Friday evening at PFL 6, 2021 to take on Olena Kolesnyk.  While Pacheco entered the bout wi...

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Delija weathers early storm, stops Cole late in Round 1 for six points

June 25, 2021

Need points? Ante Delija and Chandler Cole certainly did, making their PFL 6, 2021 showdown on ESPN+ a can’t-miss affair.  Delija lost his opening-round matchup to Bruno Cappelozza, while Cole made his PFL debut Friday evening, meanin...

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Fabian secures Playoffs spot with second-round finish of Pajic

June 25, 2021

Despite defeating Laura Sanchez via unanimous decision back at PFL 3, 2021 in May, Genah Fabian felt she still had something to prove against Julija Pajic at PFL 6, 2021.  A 7-2 pro kickboxer and former track star, Fabian is an elite...

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Ferreira dominates Seumanutaf — but still misses Playoffs

June 25, 2021

After back-to-back scraps in the Women’s Lightweight division, PFL 6, 2021 turned back to the big boys with a Heavyweight throwdown between Renan Ferreira and Carl Seumanutafa.  Ferreira most recently defeated Fabricio Werdum at PFL 3...

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Guardado earns three points with grappling-heavy victory over Sanchez

June 25, 2021

The PFL 6, 2021 fight card rolled on Friday evening with a Women’s Lightweight showdown between Taylor Guardado and Laura Sanchez.  Guardado entered the fight fresh off a unanimous-decision victory over Olena Kolesnyk at PFL 3, 2021,...

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Morais survives early trouble, cranks volume for victory over Young

June 25, 2021

Women’s Lightweights took center stage for the first time Friday evening at PFL 6, 2021 when Kaitlyn Young took on Marina Morais.  Young entered the bout fresh off a decision victory, giving her three points in the PFL Playoffs standi...

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Jones smashes Abreu, earns six points with first-round finish

June 25, 2021

The final push to the PFL Playoffs kicked off Friday evening at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., with a Heavyweight banger between Klidson Abreu and Jamelle Jones at PFL 6, 2021.  With both fighters making their PFL debuts,...

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Tibau shocks MacDonald, wins controversial split-decision

June 17, 2021

Longtime high-level MMA veterans Rory MacDonald and Gleison Tibau closed the PFL 5, 2021 fight card with style Thursday evening in Atlantic City, N.J.  Ahead of the bout, MacDonald looked to be the clear-cut favorite, as he earned six...

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Cooper edges Aleksakhin in scrappy welterweight throwdown

June 17, 2021

On paper, the PFL 5, 2021 Welterweight showdown between Ray Cooper III and Nikolai Aleksakhin represented a clear Fight of the Night favorite.  Cooper is a devastating finisher and stands as PFL’s most decorated knockout artist of all...

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Sordi, Spohn battle to a draw, causing chaos in 205-pound Playoffs

June 17, 2021

The 2019 PFL Light Heavyweight World Champion, Emiliano Sordi returned to the cage at PFL 5, 2021 to face dangerous veteran Dan Spohn.  Sordi, who captured the 2019 PFL title with a dominant run of finishes, came into the bout off a u...

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Camozzi endures rough first round, storms back for decision victory vs. Ferreira

June 17, 2021

The PFL 5, 2021 main card kicked off on ESPN2 Thursday evening at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., with a Light Heavyweight scrap between a pair of UFC veterans in Cezar Ferreira and Chris Camozzi.  The two combatants enter...

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Carlos Jr. earns Playoffs spot in unfortunate fashion vs. Magalhaes

June 17, 2021

High-profile Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts Antonio Carlos Jr. and Vinny Magalhaes closed the PFL 5, 2021 preliminary card on ESPN+.  While seven points separated the two fighters in the PFL Light Heavyweight standings — Carlos Jr. e...

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Hendricks completes epic comeback, earns four points vs. Hamlet

June 17, 2021

PFL 5, 2021 rolled on Thursday evening on ESPN+ with a Light Heavyweight throwdown between Marthin Hamlet and Cory Hendricks.  Hamlet surprised many in his PFL debut, submitting Dan Spohn with a second-round arm-triangle choke from cl...

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Zeferino storms back, punches ticket to Playoffs with submission over Ponet

June 17, 2021

PFL 5, 2021 featured some Samurai vs. Samurai action on ESPN+,  as “The Brazilian Samurai” Joao Zeferino took on the “Amazonian Samurai” Jason Ponet in a Welterweight showdown.  Zeferino entered the bout on a tear, winning four straig...

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Magomedkerimov submits Millender early — but not without a scare

June 17, 2021

Magomed Magomedkerimov returned to the PFL cage Thursday evening after a lengthy hiatus to face Curtis Millender.  Despite being undefeated at 8-0 under the PFL banner, Magomedkerimov entered this fight with -1 points in the Welterwei...

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