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Middle Eastern champion Jarrah Al-Silawi signs exclusive contract with PFL

September 22, 2021

Jarrah Al-Silawi, former welterweight champion of Brave CF in the Middle East, has signed an exclusive contract with the Professional Fighters League.   Al-Silawi informed ESPN of his move on Thursday. The Jordanian welterweight will...

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Inside Claressa Shields' Fight for Equality Ahead of 2nd PFL Bout

September 22, 2021

The street Claressa Shields grew up on doesn't appear on any current maps of Flint, Michigan.   It was called Spencer Street. She was brought up there by her grandmother—the most influential figure in her life—and her parents. The di...

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Ray Cooper III believes he’s best wrestler in MMA ahead of PFL 2021 Finals, ‘I would outwrestle Kamaru Usman any day of the week

September 9, 2021

Ray Cooper III is just one win away from pocketing yet another million-dollar PFL championship.   The PFL went without a season in 2020 before picking back up in 2021 where multiple big-name additions entered the fold. Going forward...

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Featherweights Chris Wade and Movlid Khaybulaev; light heavyweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Marthin Hamlet lock up PFL championship berths

September 2, 2021

He dominated top-seeded featherweight Brendan Loughnane on Friday night in the PFL semifinals at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, and claimed one of four championship spots on the line across the PFL's featherweight...

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MMA has overtaken boxing as the cool, new thing, according to PFL star Brendan Loughnane

September 2, 2021

Mixed martial arts has overtaken boxing as it's the cool, new thing, according to PFL star Brendan Loughnane.   The 31-year-old striker, who fights Movlid Khaybulaev in Friday's tournament semifinal at the PFL 9 event in Florida, als...

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Norwegian MMA star can win almost 10 million kroner in one match: - I start to get tired of money talk

September 2, 2021

I'm only two games away from becoming champion. The money you win is in itself positive, but I do not think much about it. I think more about the work that has been put in over so many years. The people around me have sacrificed an enormous amount...

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Not 'killer' enough to be UFC contender? Brendan Loughnane sets sights on being PFL champ

September 2, 2021

It's been 26 months since Brendan Loughnane fought in the UFC's Contender Series in Las Vegas. But even two years later, that night continues to define his career.   Loughnane (21-3) faces Movlid Khaybulaev (17-0-1) in a PFL featherw...

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PFL MMA giving back with Randy Couture and Kayla Harrison; Night 2 results; Night 3 preview

September 2, 2021

Kayla Harrison is such a dominant force that even sharks scurry when she’s around.Harrison, a PFL MMA champion, participated in a coastal conservation operation on Monday at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea in Fort Lauderdale.Harrison, 31, is a c...

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Brendan Loughnane hails his "real life Rocky story" as Brit chases $1m prize

September 2, 2021

Brendan Loughnane has described his journey to the PFL semi-final as a "real life Rocky story" - and promised to bring the world title back to Manchester.   Loughnane takes on Movlid Khaybulaev in the featherweight semi-finals of the...

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Movlid Khaybulaev claims final PFL Championship spot with split-decision win over No. 1 seed Brendan Loughnane

August 28, 2021

Wrapping up a thrilling night of action in the PFL Playoffs was a matchup in the featherweight semifinals between No. 4 seed Movlid Khaybulaev and No. 1 overall seed Brendan Loughnane.  The winner takes on Chris Wade, who dominated Bu...

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Third time's a charm for Chris Wade, who earns way to PFL Championship with decisive win over Bubba Jenkins

August 28, 2021

Friday night’s PFL co-main event featured the first featherweight semifinal with two talented wrestlers, No. 2 seed Chris Wade and No. 3 seed Bubba Jenkins, squaring off after an undefeated regular season.  Wade (19-6), who trains out...

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Antonio Carlos Jr. outgrapples Emiliano Sordi; punches ticket to PFL World Championship

August 28, 2021

Keeping the action going in the PFL Playoffs was the second semifinal in the light heavyweight division between No. 1 overall seed Antonio Carlos Jr. of Brazil and Argentina's Emiliano Sordi, the 2019 PFL Light Heavyweight World Champion and No. 4...

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Marthin Hamlet claims spot in PFL Championship; Cezar Ferreira suffers freak injury seconds into fight

August 28, 2021

The PFL main card kicked off with the first semifinal of the night coming in the light heavyweight division between No. 2 seed Cezar Ferreira and No. 3 seed Marthin Hamlet. Both men had a spectacular finish during the 2021 Regular Season to cement...

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Sheymon Moraes scores TKO victory over Lazar Stojadinovic thanks to heavy overhand right

August 27, 2021

The final non-PFL Playoff bout of the night took place in the featherweight division when Sheymon Moraes and Lazar Stojadinovic went head-to-head in the ESPN+ main event. Moraes (12-5) went 1-1 during the 2021 PFL Regular Season, most...

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Chris Camozzi picks up second consecutive win with grueling decision over Cory Hendricks

August 27, 2021

The penultimate preliminary bout of PFL’s action-packed Friday night featured longtime combat sports veteran Chris Camozzi taking on Syndicate MMA's Cory Hendricks in a non-Playoff light heavyweight scrap between two Ultimate Fighter alums who pic...

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Anthony Dizy Controls Jesse Stirn To Earn Way Back Into Win Column

August 27, 2021

Continuing the action on Friday night’s PFL preliminary card live on ESPN+ was a non-Playoff bout at 145-pounds between France native Anthony Dizy and Baltimore's Jesse Stirn. Both men competed during the 2021 PFL Regular Season.  Diz...

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Bobby Moffett grinds out Jason Knight en route to unanimous decision win

August 27, 2021

PFL featherweights take center stage in the third fight of the night, with Bobby Moffett making his sophomore appearance in the PFL cage when he welcomes combat sports veteran Jason Knight in a non-Playoff bout.  Moffett (13-6, 1 NC)...

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Alejandro Flores edges out Carl Deaton for razor close split-decision in PFL debut

August 27, 2021

In the second preliminary bout of the night, Mexico's Alejandro Flores and Xtreme Couture's Carl Deaton look to keep their momentum going when they step into the PFL cage.  Flores, who fights out of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, put...

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Brandon Jenkins makes strong first-impression in PFL debut with flying switch knee KO in Round 1

August 27, 2021

Friday night's PFL event kicked off with a non-playoff bout in the lightweight division as newcomers Jacob Kilburn and Brandon Jenkins made their debuts under the Professional Fighters League banner.  Kilburn enters PFL off of a two-f...

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Ray Cooper III chases another $1 million entering PFL semifinals

August 27, 2021

What’s better than $1 million? $2 million, of course.   And Ray Cooper III, the most recent Professional Fighters League welterweight champion and winner of its 2019 million-dollar prize, can double his grand-prize winnings with just...

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