Please see the following changes to the 2021 PFL Playoff Event 1 fight card


  • Joao Zeferino is out due to injury and has been replaced by #5 seed Sadibou Sy (Sy originally scheduled to fight Gleison Tibau). Sadibou Sy went 1-0-0, 1 NC in the 2021 PFL Regular Season and looks to secure a spot in the championships against Magomed Magomedkerimov.
  • With Sy stepping in as an alternate, Tibau now faces Curtis Millender in the preliminary headliner on ESPN +.
  • Natan Schulte is out of his scheduled fight vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Aubin-Mercier now faces veteran Darrell Horcher in an incredible lightweight matchup.
  • Nikolai Aleksakhin is out of his scheduled bout against Brett Cooper. Cooper now faces PFL newcomer and jiu jitsu ace, Tyler Hill.
  • A new lightweight matchup has been added to the card;  Elvin “The Prodigy” Espinoza puts his undefeated record up against 5-1 prospect, Hopeton “The Prince” Stewart. 

The PFL Playoffs take place on August 13, 19 and 27 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL. 


PFL Playoffs Event 1 Full Card: 
On ESPN2 & ESPN + at 9pm EST

  • Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy
  • Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
  • Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez

On ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. EST 

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Darrell Horcher
  • Gleison Tibau vs. Curtis Millender
  • Brett Cooper vs. Tyler Hill
  • Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
  • Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo
  • Hopeton Stewart vs. Elvin Espinoza