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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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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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