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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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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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Lawlor grinds out decision win over Young

June 17, 2021

PFL Light Heavyweights took center stage for the first time Thursday evening at PFL 5, 2021, when Tom Lawlor squared off against Jordan Young.  Previously, Young was scheduled to face Vinny Magalhaes at PFL 2, 2021, but Magalhaes miss...

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Sadibou Sy flashes much-improved takedown defense to earn three points

June 17, 2021

The PFL 5, 2021 fight card kicked off on ESPN+ Thursday evening at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., with a welterweight showdown between Sadibou Sy and Aleksei Kunchenko.  Sy, a Swedish national champion in Muay Thai and ki...

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PFL 5, 2021: Weigh-in Results

June 16, 2021

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) held the weigh-ins for its fifth event of the 2021 season Wednesday, June 16. The official pre-fight check took place at the Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.PFL 5, 2021 features the men’s welte...

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Ray Sefo’s Breakdown of PFL 5, 2021: Welterweights and Light Heavyweights

June 14, 2021

The push to the PFL Playoffs rolls on Thursday, June 17, with PFL 5, 2021, from the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. PFL brings a stacked card to fight fans worldwide, with a welterweight showdown between Rory MacDonald and G...

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