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Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov finds first-round KO with dangerous striking

April 12, 2024

Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov has proven to be quite the force to deal with in MMA, thanks to his sambo base and strong striking skills. A former champion in Russia, he has scored wins over the likes of Rafael Carvalho and Julius Anglickas. A veteran...

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Former Bellator Champion Brent Primus uses his ground game to score choke in PFL season debut

April 12, 2024

As a Muay Thai specialist, Bruno Miranda’s striking skills helped lead him toward success upon entering the PFL last year. Miranda, who has won seven of his last eight fights and enters tonight with a 16-4 record, got into the PFL after a TKO of C...

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Gadzhi Rabadanov pushes his way with grappling edge, gets the decision win

April 12, 2024

A combat sambo specialist coming from the Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov School, Gadzhi Rabadanov brings relentless pressure to his opponents, giving them trouble over the course of his fights. Rabadanov, training partner to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Usman...

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Elvin Espinoza lands explosive knee to pull off amazing comeback KO

April 12, 2024

After an injury to Jay-Jay Wilson, Elvin Espinoza gets the call on just days’ notice to take part in the 2024 PFL Lightweight Season. A freestyle specialist who trains out of Kill Cliff FC, Espinoza has shown impressive talent in the sport thus fa...

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Marcelo Nunes shows off special submission skillset in first-round finish with counter into triangle armbar

April 12, 2024

Marcelo Nunes contains a perfect blend of power and submission skills, and his life’s story is one of constant diligence and sacrifice toward chasing a dream. Nunes has won five of his last six and has never fought past the second round. After imp...

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Valentin Moldavsky flurries his way to a fast first-round finish, six points

April 5, 2024

The protege of the legendary Mirko Cro Cop, Ante Delija fell just short of becoming a PFL Champion in 2021. But he took that disappointment and used it as motivation fuel, getting his way through the 2022 season with a finish of Matheus Scheffel a...

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Denis Goltsov starts path back toward the PFL Heavyweight Championship Finals with third-round finish in San Antonio

April 4, 2024

A veteran of 40 fights in MMA, Denis Goltsov hopes that the 2024 PFL season will be the one where he’ll finally be able to capture gold. Goltsov, a combat sambo specialist and world champion, earned the No. 1 seed at heavyweight during the 2022 PF...

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Bellator Women’s Flyweight Champion Liz Carmouche puts on smothering, dominating grappling display in PFL debut

April 4, 2024

Liz Carmouche is one of the pioneers of women’s MMA, competing on some of the biggest stages in this sport and challenging for multiple championships at bantamweight and flyweight. Carmouche, a USMC veteran, signed with Bellator in 2020 and ended...

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Dakota Ditcheva uses Muay Thai experience, kicks and knees to earn first-round finish in first fight since PFL Europe title win

April 4, 2024

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated new combatants to the global PFL scene is Dakota Ditcheva, the undefeated 2023 PFL Europe women’s flyweight champion. Ditcheva was a three-time Junior Amateur World Champion in Muay Thai before transition...

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Daniel James pulls off comeback KO with one second left in first round

April 4, 2024

Marcelo Golm won eight of his first 11 fights, including seven first-round KO/TKOs, before signing with Bellator in 2021. He scored another first-round finish in his Bellator debut, defeating Billy Swanson at Bellator 265. He followed that up with...

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Sergei Bilostenniy comes out on top in closely-contested, power-filled heavyweight thriller

April 4, 2024

Blagoy Ivanov started to make his name in 2008, one year after his professional MMA debut, when he won the 2008 Combat Sambo World Championship that included a semi-final victory over the legendary Fedor Emelianenko. Ivanov, in spite of a near-two...

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Taila Santos survives power shots, pulls off sudden submission to score six points

April 4, 2024

Starting her professional MMA career in 2013, Taila Santos won 15 fights in a row, including first-round victories in 10 straight performances. Santos, who won regional flyweight gold in Brazil, has competed against noteworthy talent such as Valen...

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Oleg Popov survives early trouble to score second-round submission to kick off 2024 heavyweight season

April 4, 2024

One of the two tallest competitors in the PFL’s heavyweight division this season, Steve Mowry made his professional MMA debut in 2016 and won four straight – with four finishes – before signing with Bellator. The Kill Cliff FC product, who trains...

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Kana Watanabe dominates in decision win thanks to her signature judo

April 4, 2024

Perhaps one of Japan’s best female talents today, Kana Watanabe has judo in her blood, training in the discipline since 6 years old and going on to earn a fourth-degree black belt and compete on the National Judo Team. Watanabe, whose father and b...

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Jena Bishop starts off inaugural women’s flyweight season in quick-six style

April 4, 2024

Chelsea Hackett made her name in the world of Muay Thai, holding a 16-4-3 record and capturing world championships in that discipline, before transitioning to MMA full time in 2019. The 24-year-old has won four of her last five fights, though she...

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San Antonio native Dimitre Ivy scores biggest win of his MMA career in his hometown

April 4, 2024

The son of retired MMA fighter Chris Brennan, Lucas Brennan fought exclusively in Bellator prior to tonight, going a perfect 9-0 since his professional MMA debut in 2019. Eight of those wins have come via finish, with six coming via submission and...

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Bryce Meredith unfazed by submission gauntlet, striking leads his way to victory

April 4, 2024

After winning four state wrestling championships in high school, Bryce Meredith went on to NCAA Division-I wrestling, with one year at North Carolina State and three at the University of Wyoming. He finished his collegiate career with a 108-21 rec...

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Cedric Doumbe stops fighting after toe injury, Baissangour Chamsoudinov scores upset

March 7, 2024

Considered one of the greatest kickboxers of the modern age, France’s Cedric Doumbe was victorious in 75 out of 83 professional kickboxing bouts, winning the GLORY Welterweight Championship on two separate occasions. Since moving to professional M...

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Abdoul Abdouraguimov continues to show grappling prowess in decision win

March 7, 2024

A Welterweight and Middleweight Champion on the regional scene, Abdoul Abdouraguimov was considered one of the greatest unsigned prospects in MMA before signing with the PFL in 2023. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling specialist, Abdouraguimov is...

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Ibrahima Mane gets split-decision nod in back-and-forth encounter

March 7, 2024

Since turning pro in 2018, Ibrahima Mané has racked up 12 wins in 16 fights, including coming out on top in two one-night tournaments. A striking specialist, Mané enters this fight on a five-fight win streak. He most recently fought in May, scorin...

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