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Claressa Shields will fight in MMA and boxing 'concurrently', says PFL CEO Peter Murray

July 12, 2021

Claressa Shields' new MMA career will not stall her big fights inside the boxing ring, says Professional Fighters League CEO Peter Murray.   Shields is among the top female boxers in the world as a two-division undisputed champion bu...

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New Zealand MMA star Genah Fabian keeps million-dollar dream alive in Las Vegas

July 5, 2021

New Zealand’s Genah Fabian has scored a punishing second-round knockout to maintain her hopes of a million-dollar prize.   Fabian defeated Julijah Pajic of Montenegro in Las Vegas on Saturday (NZ time) to collect her second victory i...

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PFL 6: Anthony Pettis warns he’ll be ‘different fighter’ vs Raush Manfio, ‘thinking of nothing else’ but title

July 5, 2021

Anthony Pettis is hell-bent on adding another world title to his collection, and there will be little margin for error when he faces Brazil’s Raush Manfio at PFL 6 on Friday night.   There aren’t many fighters who know more about bel...

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A heavyweight wrecking machine scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event

July 5, 2021

A heavyweight wrecking machine called Bruno Cappelozza scored a devastating head kick knockout at a PFL MMA event Friday.   The sixth event of the PFL's 2021 season took place behind-closed-doors at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlanti...

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2021 PFL playoffs: A rematch, a coin flip and two women on a collision course

July 5, 2021

More than 60 fighters competed during the 2021 Professional Fighters League regular season, but by the end of the night at PFL 6, that number had been cut down to just 24. Four fighters each, in six divisions, will compete for one of six $1 millio...

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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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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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