PFL NEWS

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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Claressa Shields to fight again in PFL match on Aug. 27 in Florida

June 24, 2021

Claressa Shields isn't wasting any time getting back in the cage.   Less than two weeks after her MMA debut, the boxing standout is now booked for a return to PFL on Aug. 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, promotion...

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Now a single mom, MMA champ Harrison finds new purpose

June 24, 2021

Kayla Harrison posted a photo on Instagram in April of her bloody Allen Iverson-esque stepover of a defeated opponent from last year. Both MMA fighters and the canvas splashed in crimson, Harrison disposed of another victim on her march toward an...

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PFL 5: Rory MacDonald, Ray Cooper III, Emiliano Sordi secure playoff spots

June 24, 2021

A strange night for the PFL ended with its most bizarre moment.   After prize signee Rory MacDonald had put on an efficient performance to neutralize the power of Gleison Tibau for three rounds in the welterweight main event of PFL 5...

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PFL 6, 2021: Weigh-in Results

June 24, 2021

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) held the weigh-ins for its sixth and final regular-season event of the 2021 season Thursday, June 24. The official pre-fight check took place at Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.PFL 6, 2021 feat...

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PFL MMA 5 on ESPN features WWE alum Lilian Garcia, MLW’s Tom Lawlor and ATT’s Jordan Young

June 21, 2021

Round 2 of the Professional Fighters League’s regular season continues with PFL 5 on Thursday with some outstanding South Florida talent across ESPN networks and ESPN streaming platforms.   Jordan Young (11-1) of American Top Team in...

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Claressa Shields Defeats Brittney Elkin by 3rd-Round TKO in PFL Debut

June 21, 2021

World champion boxer Claressa Shields officially kicked off her MMA career with a win, beating Brittney Elkin by third-round TKO to close out 2021 PFL 4 from Oceans Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.    It wasn't always pretty, but...

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Claressa Shields: Double Olympic boxing champion wins on MMA debut

June 21, 2021

Former Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields recovered from two early take-downs to win her debut professional mixed martial arts contest.   The American beat compatriot Brittney Elkin by a third-round technical k...

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Claressa Shields is entering unproven MMA territory with terrifying expectations

June 21, 2021

Claressa Shields knows the pressure, the nerves that come before a fight.    Winning a pair of Olympic gold medals in boxing will do that. Ditto for becoming a three weight class champion, the undisputed middleweight and light middle...

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Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields wins MMA debut by TKO

June 21, 2021

Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields made short work of Brittney Elkin, and the mixed martial arts novice proved she may have a future in the sport with a TKO win on Thursday night in the main event of a Professional Fighters League card....

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Three things to look for at PFL 5, including MacDonald and Cooper's race for No. 1, Sordi's playoff push

June 21, 2021

The PFL playoffs are just a couple of months away, and Thursday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the welterweights and light heavyweights will have their final opportunity to secure one of four available spots in each division.   The pl...

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Olympic, professional boxing champ Shields wins MMA debut

June 21, 2021

Shields made short work of Brittney Elkin, and the mixed martial arts novice proved she might have a future in the sport with a TKO win on Thursday night in the main event of a Professional Fighters League card.   “I’m not losing thi...

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Ray Sefo’s Breakdown of PFL 6, 2021: Heavyweights and Women’s Lightweights

June 21, 2021

The final push to the PFL Playoffs takes place Friday, June 25, as PFL concludes its 2021 Regular Season with PFL 6, 2021, from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The PFL 6, 2021 fight card focuses on the heavy hitters, with he...

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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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