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Renan Ferreira delivers emphatic KO as he makes statement, heads to PFL World Championships

August 18, 2023

Renan Ferreira has proven to be one of the most dangerous heavyweights that the PFL has, with eight of his 10 wins coming by KO, including the second- and third-fastest finishes in PFL heavyweight history. Ferreira made the semifinals last year bu...

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Larissa Pacheco makes history with lightning quick semifinal victory, can further her PFL legacy in World Championship fight

August 18, 2023

After her incredible 2022 season that saw her capture the Women’s Lightweight World Title and end the undefeated run of Kayla Harrison, Larissa Pacheco has made her case of being the one to run the new PFL Women’s Featherweight Division. With a Wo...

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Denis Goltsov dominates as he finally claims spot in PFL World Championships

August 18, 2023

It has been a constant case of “so close, yet so far” for Denis Goltsov in his PFL career. This will mark Goltsov’s third time competing in the PFL Playoffs, but he fell in the semifinals during his appearances in 2019 and 2021. Goltsov was also s...

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Marina Mokhnatkina locks up an armbar and a spot in the PFL Women’s Featherweight World Championship fight

August 18, 2023

A seven-time Sambo World Champion, Marina Mokhnatkina has won six of her last seven fights, with her sole loss in that span coming against two-time PFL World Champion Kayla Harrison. In last year’s PFL Women’s Lightweight Division, Mokhnatkina mis...

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Nathan Kelly showcases aggression, striking volume as he scores unanimous decision win

August 18, 2023

Ireland’s Nathan Kelly, who trains out of SBG Ireland, has been on quite the run. After dropping his first two professional fights, Kelly has won seven straight, with six finishes – three KO/TKOs and three submissions, all coming in the first roun...

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Danilo Marques keeps distance, showcases striking activity in decision victory

August 18, 2023

Danilo Marques will be competing in his fourth PFL bout tonight after competing in the 2023 season. Marques competed in the 2023 Challenger Series, where he submitted Ras Hylton. He then finished sixth in the PFL heavyweight standings, making him...

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Maira Mazar pulls out narrow split-decision victory in competitive striking bout

August 18, 2023

Through 11 fights in her career, Kaytlin Neil competed in a variety of notable MMA promotions before making her way to the PFL. Neil, who was a competitive cheerleader before trying her hand at MMA, participated in this year’s Challenger Series, s...

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Jesus Pinedo shocks the world again with second-round TKO to reach PFL Featherweight World Championship showdown

August 4, 2023

Last year, Bubba Jenkins came close to winning the PFL Featherweight World Championship but was stopped by Brendan Loughnane in the final bout. This year, it’s safe to say Jenkins came back with a vengeance, focused on the prize at hand. Jenkins,...

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Top-seeded Joshua Silveira knees his way to PFL Light Heavyweight World Championship bout

August 4, 2023

This is the second straight postseason appearance for Joshua Silveira, a 2022 alumnus of the PFL Challenger Series. He defeated Marthin Hamlet in last year’s regular season but lost to Omari Akhmedov in the 2022 Semifinals — the only loss of Silve...

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Gabriel Braga pulls out split decision win to remain unbeaten, advance to featherweight championship in debut PFL season

August 4, 2023

The undefeated Gabriel Braga has certainly impressed in his first season with the PFL. Braga made his PFL debut through the Challenger Series in March, scoring a unanimous decision over Ago Huskic. The Muay Thai specialist then earned the No. 2 se...

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Incredible first-round KO puts Impa Kasanganay in PFL title fight in debut season

August 4, 2023

Incredible first-round KO puts Impa Kasanganay in PFL title fight in debut season Marthin Hamlet knows what it’s like to reach the PFL postseason, but he’s fallen short of the championship. The former Norweigan wrestling champion last made...

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Elvin Espinoza comes out on top in lightweight showcase bout that was clinching, grappling tug-of-war

August 4, 2023

Elvin Espinoza has won all eight of his professional fights thus far since turning pro in 2018 after a successful run on the amateur circuit. A freestyle fighter, Espinoza enters this fight 3-0 in the PFL. Espinoza submitted Hopeton Stewart in a s...

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Thad Jean has strong striking showing as he gets quick first-round TKO

August 4, 2023

Known as “Silverback,” Thad Jean has had an impressive run since turning pro in 2021, earning five victories (with three finishes) in five noteworthy MMA promotions. A striking specialist, Jean competed in the PFL Challenger Series in January, sco...

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Lisa Mauldin holds her own, uses grappling to score first-round submission

August 4, 2023

A natural athlete for all of her life, Desiree Yanez has competed in noteworthy promotions prior to her arrival in the PFL. Coming in with a 7-4 record with four stoppages, Yanez enters off back-to-back wins. In March, she scored a decision over M...

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Hometown hero Anthony Ivy extends winning streak in PFL debut with impressive ground game, ending with rear-naked choke

August 4, 2023

San Antonio’s own Anthony Ivy is a veteran of the regional MMA scene that has racked up championship wins across various promotions, including Fury FC, XKO, and WXC. Ivy, who sports an 11-7 record with all 11 wins coming via a finish, had two UFC...

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Chelsea Hackett displays control, overwhelming striking en route to second-round submission in women’s flyweight showcase

August 4, 2023

  This will be Chelsea Hackett’s first fight in MMA in three years. A former Muay Thai champion, Hackett transitioned to MMA full-time in 2019 and racked up a 3-1-1 record. After going unbeaten in her first four fights, Hac...

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Billy Elekana gets victory in competitive light heavyweight showcase bout

August 4, 2023

Billy Elekana participated in backyard boxing and street fights in his younger days, but a life-changing incident made him find his way to MMA. Thus far as a pro, Elekana is 5-1 with three finishes. After a 2-1 run with the LFA, Elekana earned an...

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Francesco Nuzzi blasts his way into bantamweight PFL Europe Playoffs with devastating first-round head kick KO

July 8, 2023

A Syndicate MMA talent, Francesco Nuzzi enters this fight 9-1, with one no-contest. Six of his nine victories have come by way of a finish, all of which came in the first round. The former bantamweight champion of Italian Cage Fighting, Nuzzi earn...

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Khurshed Kakhorov wins a striking clinic to secure spot in PFL Europe Playoffs

July 8, 2023

Mokhtar Benkaci is unbeaten in 10 of his last 11 fights and enters after making his PFL debut in a showcase bout in the PFL Playoffs last year. Unfortunately for Benkaci, his six-fight win streak was snapped in that bout, which served as a PFL Eur...

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Experience of Griet Eeckhout gets her decision win, final women’s flyweight playoff spot

July 8, 2023

Just 18 years of age, Lorena Cubero has won all three of her professional fights after going 1-1 as an amateur. Cubero, who started with Taekwondo and kickboxing in her youth before transitioning to MMA, most recently fought in May at GMC 34, earn...

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