Lewis McGrillen has been on quite the run stretching back to his amateur MMA career, which he started at just 16 years old and went 8-1 with multiple championships. Now he’s 7-0 as a pro, with all of his wins coming by stoppage — all seven first-round finishes — and looking to continue his success. McGrillen won the Vida FC flyweight title in December before making his PFL debut on the PFL Europe card in Newcastle this past March, defeating Salih Kulucan.
Amrali Saydoshurov of Tajikistan enters this fight with an 8-5 record, including five victories by way of a finish. He fought just over a month ago at GCP 9, defeating Erik Schmidt by first-round knockout.
This is a non-season bantamweight showcase bout, with both men looking to impress PFL fans and officials to earn further opportunities.
McGrillen runs out and tries to take control of the fight right away. He looks to land a left, while Saydoshurov attacks with low kicks. McGrillen does land a left and wobbles Saydoshurov! He continues with a flurry, but Saydoshurov is taking all of it and trying to land his own big shots to get back into it. McGrillen lands five or six of those big left hands over the first half of round one, but Saydoshurov remains in the fight.
That pretty much was the pace of the first round, as McGrillen continued to connect and flash power, but Saydoshurov did all he could to fight back and managed to survive the round.
Saydoshurov looks to get on the attack and not let McGrillen pressure him, but McGrillen lands a sharp left hand that drops Saydoshurov out cold!
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Lewis McGrillen with a huge performance in a fire fight!
Lewis McGrillen def. Amrali Saydoshurov via second-round KO (punch, 0:12)