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Jakob Nedoh punches his ticket to light heavyweight title fight with KO win

September 30, 2023

A two-time French champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, Anthony Salamone has won eight of his nine professional MMA fights thus far. After an unbeaten run at middleweight, Salamone made his light heavyweight debut when he made his first PFL appearanc...

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Simeon Powell jabs his way to advance to light heavyweight championship showdown

September 30, 2023

A striking specialist with a Muay Thai base, Simeon Powell has already enjoyed quite the success in the PFL. After earning a contract during the 2022 PFL Challenger Series with a decision win over Tobias Baker, Powell scored a pair of finishes wit...

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Dakota Ditcheva lands vicious liver shot to land in PFL Europe women’s flyweight title fight

September 30, 2023

After an impressive run to kick off her professional MMA career, Dakota Ditcheva has been fairly dominant in the PFL thus far. She made her debut during last year’s PFL Playoffs, scoring a first-round TKO of Hassna Gaber. She followed that with a...

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Yazid Chouchane scores impressive win in PFL debut in front of native French crowd

September 30, 2023

A former rugby player, Yazid Chouchane won his first five fights, including a lightweight tournament, before a four-year absence from MMA. Since his return in 2017, he’s gone 4-3, with four wins in his last five fights. He most recently fought in...

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Laureano Staropoli uses combinations and pressure to force a stoppage

September 30, 2023

With eight finishes in his 12 victories thus far, Laureano Staropoli is used to the big lights as a veteran of the sport. After dropping four straight, Staropoli enters tonight’s bout — his PFL debut — now with victories in his last three fights....

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Khurshed Kakhorov puts on clinic to clinch spot in PFL Europe bantamweight championship showdown

September 30, 2023

Ali Taleb’s journey into MMA began with training in grappling and jiu-jitsu, and he turned pro after a 5-3 run on the amateur circuit. Taleb has yet to taste defeat as a pro and has already captured bantamweight gold on the regional scene. Taleb h...

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Frans Mlambo clinches championship spot after tight, competitive split decision

September 30, 2023

Frans Mlambo is a veteran talent who has competed across various promotions all around the world. Mlambo, who trains at SBG Ireland and is a training partner of “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, enters this fight on a six-fight win streak. This stre...

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Jakub Kaszuba wins out competitive fight to take spot in PFL Europe lightweight championship bout

September 30, 2023

After a four-year absence from MMA, Dylan Tuke returned to the sport in 2022, scoring a first-round submission of Nicolae Pirogan. Though he lost later that year to Estabili Amato, Tuke scored a unanimous decision over Connor Hughes in July to adv...

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John Mitchell continues to take down the opposition, advances to PFL Europe Championships

September 30, 2023

John Mitchell has picked up a lot of momentum over the course of his young career, and he enters tonight with a 7-1 record after winning championships as an amateur. Mitchell, who has won four of his last five, including three straight, defeated G...

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Shanelle Dyer uses striking, positioning to put on dominant display

September 30, 2023

Shanelle Dyer had a highly successful amateur career that included an 8-3 record and championships at flyweight and strawweight. Dyer then turned pro earlier this year in March, where she competed twice in the span of two weeks. Both of those bout...

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Clay Collard finally advances to first PFL World Championship fight after warring an instant classic with Shane Burgos

August 23, 2023

Clay Collard makes his second PFL Playoff appearance here, having previously reached the semifinals in 2021 before losing to eventual champion Raush Manfio. After missing the postseason in 2022, Collard came back in a big way with a decision win o...

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier ground-and-pounds his way into another PFL Lightweight World Championship bout

August 23, 2023

Since his arrival at the PFL, Olivier Aubin-Mercier has been unbeatable with an 8-0 record in the PFL SmartCage. Last year, OAM defeated Natan Schulte, Raush Manfio, Alex Martinez and Stevie Ray en route to becoming the first Canadian PFL champion...

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Sadibou Sy now looks for second straight PFL welterweight title after split decision win

August 23, 2023

Sadibou Sy has been a constant presence in the postseason, as this marks his fifth straight time gunning for the PFL welterweight crown. Last year was a season to remember for Sy, as he defeated Nikolay Aleksakhin, Rory MacDonald, Carlos Leal and...

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Magomed Magomedkerimov earns decision to make Welterweight World Title fight for third time, now looks for second PFL title

August 23, 2023

Magomed Magomedkerimov has consistently been one of the top welterweights since the PFL’s inception, defeating Ray Cooper III for the 2018 PFL World Championship and falling short of the 2021 World Title in a rematch. He also competed in the 2019...

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Biaggio Ali Walsh gets tough test but secures second-round finish

August 23, 2023

Biaggio Ali Walsh looks to make it five straight first-round KO/TKOs in an amateur lightweight bout that opens tonight’s main card in New York City. Ali Walsh made his PFL debut at Madison Square Garden last year during the 2022 PFL World Champion...

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Alexei Pergande puts on dominant ground display in unanimous decision win

August 23, 2023

Alexei Pergande’s young professional career has been exclusively seen in the PFL, and it has brought him success thus far. Pergande, who did jiu-jitsu, boxing, and wrestling as a youth, scored a second-round submission of Joe Hamm in the 2022 Chal...

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Mostafa Rashed Nada ground-and-pounds out a first-round finish in his first MMA fight since December 2019

August 23, 2023

Mostafa Rashed Nada will not only be competing in his PFL debut tonight, but this will mark his first professional MMA fight in just under four years. Rashed Nada, who has five finishes in his seven victories, won his last three fights. His most r...

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Michelle Montague gets submission win in high-paced, back-and-forth battle

August 23, 2023

Abigail Montes made her mark in the PFL in October 2021, when she scored an upset over former Olympic gold medalist and current undisputed women’s light middleweight boxing champion Claressa Shields. Montes went on to compete in the 2022 women’s l...

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Abdullah Al-Qahtani puts on a striking beatdown in unanimous decision win

August 23, 2023

A self-described aggressive fighter, the 6-1 Abdullah Al-Qahtani is the PFL’s first-ever fighter from Saudi Arabia. Al-Qahtani, whose journey in martial arts began with wrestling and Muay Thai, made his PFL debut in a Showcase bout exactly two mon...

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John Caldone unleashes flurry to score first-round KO at home

August 23, 2023

After a 4-1 record on the amateur scene, New York native John Caldone comes into his PFL debut with an identical record since turning pro in 2021. The 26-year-old Caldone, whose two finishes so far include a win each via knockout and submission, m...

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