Following our main event, the action continues on ESPN+ as Ali Taleb (7-0) meets Darius Mafi (3-0) in a PFL Europe Qualifier bout with the winner securing a spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series.  With 6 of his 7 wins coming by stoppage, Taleb looks to prove he belongs on the big stage while Mafi brings 3 straight 1st round finishes into this pivotal bout.



Round 1 


Mafi takes the center of the SmartCage early as both men feel each other out and try to find the striking range. Taleb throws a front kick that lands partially and the volume is quite low from both men through the 1st minute of action.


Mafi now shoots a takedown but Taleb reverses position and is grinding him against the SmartCage now.  Taleb lands a nice short knee and jumps an arm in guillotine and that’s tight!


The ref is taking a close look as Mafi can’t tap with his arms secured and that’ll do it! Mafi goes out and Taleb has qualified for the 2023 PFL Europe Series!






Ali Taleb earns a spot in the 2023 PFL Europe Series with a nasty submission victory!


Ali Taleb def. Darius Mafi via 1st Round Submission (Guillotine, 1:58)