It's been 26 months since Brendan Loughnane fought in the UFC's Contender Series in Las Vegas. But even two years later, that night continues to define his career.
Loughnane (21-3) faces Movlid Khaybulaev (17-0-1) in a PFL featherweight semifinal on Friday in Hollywood, Florida. The 31-year-old is riding a seven-fight win streak and enters the 2021 playoffs as the No. 1 seed in his division. He is in his 12th year as a pro.