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5 REASONS WHY RAY COOPER III INTENDS ON REPEATING AS PFL WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP

November 5, 2021

Ray Cooper III is one of the most exciting athletes in the world of MMA today. In Hawaii, when you are really good at something, your peers will call you a “Hammah,” and there’s no doubt that “The Bradda Boy” is just that. Fighting out of Pearl Ci...

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Harrison, now a mother of 2, fights for $1M PFL championship

November 5, 2021

Kayla Harrison twice won Olympic gold, hugged Mike Tyson after the former heavyweight champ wrapped a title belt around her waist and walked out of the Professional Fighters League cage clutching an oversized $1 million checks.   Her...

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Claressa Shields enters a critical stretch in her quest to become a two-sport star

November 5, 2021

Claressa Shields set a new standard in 2021, becoming in March the first boxer in the four-belt era to be an undisputed champion in two divisions, then overcoming a sizable experience gap to win her mixed martial arts debut three months later....

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Kayla Harrison can be biggest women's MMA star since Ronda Rousey, and more thoughts from the PFL championship

November 5, 2021

Kayla Harrison can be biggest women's star in MMA since Ronda Rousey   Harrison, the charismatic, trash-talking, one-woman wrecking crew, who coincidentally happens to be Rousey's former teammate with USA Judo, won her second $1 mill...

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Harrison Steamrolls Guardado, Becomes Two-Time PFL Champion

October 28, 2021

Just one fight after Ray Cooper became PFL’s third two-time tournament champion, Kayla Harrison faced the same opportunity as she took on Taylor Guardado in the main event of the 2021 PFL World Championship.  Undefeated through 11 pro...

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Cooper Flattens Magomedkerimov in Stunning Fashion to Win Title

October 27, 2021

Oh yes. It doesn’t get much better than this.  Two of the best fighters in PFL history clashed in the co-main event of the 2021 PFL World Championship Wednesday evening, as Ray Cooper III faced Magomed Magomedkerimov in a welterweight...

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Montes Hands Shields First Pro Loss With Stifling Performance

October 27, 2021

The 2021 PFL World Championship took a brief pause from its six title fights Wednesday evening, turning the attention on the ESPN2 and ESPN+ main card to the return of two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields.  In her PF...

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Cappelozza Wins Crazy, Back-and-Forth Finals Matchup vs. Delija

October 27, 2021

Heavyweight. Title. Fight.  Bruno Cappelozza and Ante Delija kept the 2021 PFL World Championship fight card rolling Wednesday evening inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, slugging it out for a shot at the PFL Heavyweight...

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Khaybulaev Dominates Wade En Route to Unanimous Decision Victory

October 27, 2021

Movlid Khaybulaev and Chris Wade had big shoes to fill as they kicked off the 2021 PFL World Championship main card on ESPN2 and ESPN+ Wednesday evening.  As the third title fight of the evening, Khaybulaev and Wade had to follow a Fi...

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Carlos Jr. Completes Spotless Run, Captures PFL Gold vs. Hamlet

October 27, 2021

Light heavyweights took center stage at the 2021 PFL World Championship Wednesday evening to close out the preliminary portion of the fight card.  With a card this stacked, two title fights trickled onto the prelims, and No. 1 seed An...

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Manfio Completes Cinderella Run, Wins It All vs. Radzhabov

October 27, 2021

It’s time. The title fights are here.  Loik Radzhabov and Raush Manfio took the cage Wednesday evening at the 2021 PFL World Championship for a shot at $1 million and the PFL Lightweight world title.  Would Manfio finish...

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Young Seals Wild Comeback Against Akhmedov With Third-Round TKO

October 27, 2021

Longtime UFC veteran Omari Akhmedov entered the PFL SmartCage for the first time Wednesday evening at the 2021 PFL World Championship.  At 9-5-1 in 15 UFC fights, the American Top Team product by way of Dagestan firmly cemented himsel...

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Budd Leans on Grappling, Defeats Young in PFL Debut

October 27, 2021

Julia Budd, one of PFL’s most highly anticipated new signings, made her promotional debut Wednesday evening against Kaitlin Young at the 2021 PFL World Championship.  With Kayla Harrison headlining the event against Taylor Guardado fo...

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Madge Shakes Off Rust, Subs Williams to Kick Off 2021 PFL World Championships Fight Card

October 27, 2021

Don Madge and Nathan Williams kicked off the biggest night in PFL history – the 2021 PFL World Championship – in style.  Setting the stage for a night featuring six title fights (and six shots at $1 million as a result) plus the retur...

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Ray Sefo’s Breakdown of 2021 PFL Championship

October 25, 2021

The 2021 PFL Championship is here. Wednesday, Oct. 27, marks the biggest night in MMA, as six fighters w...

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A week away from PFL’s million dollar fight night, Hawaii’s Ray Cooper III focused on proving to be ‘one of the top guys in the world

October 22, 2021

One week from tonight is fight night for Hawaii’s Ray Cooper III as the reigning PFL welterweight champion will look to make it back-to-back title in Florida.   The Pearl City native who won the $1-million grand prize in 2019 sat out...

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How Magomed Magomedkerimov and Ray Cooper III measure up in rematch at 2021 PFL finals

October 22, 2021

The 2021 PFL season will come to its conclusion on Oct. 27, with a full lineup of tournament championships in six different weight classes (4:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/ESPN+).   Emerging women's MMA superstar Kayla Harrison (11-0) will headl...

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Wiz Khalifa to perform live at PFL Championship 2021

October 14, 2021

PFL 2021 final takes place at Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood, FL on Wednesday, October 27 featuring six championship bouts with $1 million grand prize. In addition, the event is set to see the next MMA fight of two-weight undisputed boxing wo...

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Marthin Hamlet uses his children as motivation going into the PFL Championships

October 14, 2021

As the 2021 PFL season wraps up, the men and women set to battle it out for titles are getting ready in Florida. The light heavyweight title matchup between Antonio Carlos Jr. and Marthin Hamlet is an especially exciting bout. Hamlet is an 8-2 fig...

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Former Bellator champ Julia Budd signs contract with PFL

October 14, 2021

Julia Budd, the former Bellator women's featherweight champion, has signed a contract with PFL, the promotion announced Wednesday.   Budd will make her debut Oct. 27 against Kaitlin Young in a lightweight fight on the undercard of PF...

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