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Francesco Nuzzi blasts his way into bantamweight PFL Europe Playoffs with devastating first-round head kick KO

July 8, 2023

A Syndicate MMA talent, Francesco Nuzzi enters this fight 9-1, with one no-contest. Six of his nine victories have come by way of a finish, all of which came in the first round. The former bantamweight champion of Italian Cage Fighting, Nuzzi earn...

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Khurshed Kakhorov wins a striking clinic to secure spot in PFL Europe Playoffs

July 8, 2023

Mokhtar Benkaci is unbeaten in 10 of his last 11 fights and enters after making his PFL debut in a showcase bout in the PFL Playoffs last year. Unfortunately for Benkaci, his six-fight win streak was snapped in that bout, which served as a PFL Eur...

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Experience of Griet Eeckhout gets her decision win, final women’s flyweight playoff spot

July 8, 2023

Just 18 years of age, Lorena Cubero has won all three of her professional fights after going 1-1 as an amateur. Cubero, who started with Taekwondo and kickboxing in her youth before transitioning to MMA, most recently fought in May at GMC 34, earn...

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Frans Mlambo puts power on display en route to majority decision win, advances to Paris

July 8, 2023

Frans Mlambo represents Ireland and is an SBG talent who has been a sparring partner for “The Notoriousg” Conor McGregor. With a 13-5 record entering tonight, Mlambo has competed for various promotions, including Bellator, Brave CF, BAMMA, and Com...

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Ali Taleb lands quick and solid first-round KO to advance to Paris

July 8, 2023

Ali Taleb, who enters this fight unbeaten at 7-0, came into the PFL off a successful run in UAE Warriors, which was topped by knocking out Vinicius de Oliveira to become the promotion’s bantamweight champion. Taleb, whose MMA journey started with...

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John Mitchell clinches lightweight playoff spot with dominant ground display

July 8, 2023

After a highly successful and title-filled amateur run, Ireland’s John Mitchell is 6-1 since turning pro in 2019. A veteran of UAE Warriors, “The Ripper” enters with four finishes and last fought at MFN 11 in March, scoring a first-round knockout...

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Alex Chizov advances to PFL Europe Playoffs after draw with Acoidan Duque

July 8, 2023

Alex Chizov, who is 10-1 in his professional career, enters this bout on a seven-fight win streak. Chizov — a striking specialist who is the current WWFC welterweight champion and former LNK lightweight champion — made his PFL debut last year duri...

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Lewis McGrillen impresses with power-filled attack, leading to brutal KO

July 8, 2023

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-r...

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Dylan Tuke earns playoff spot with fairly dominant decision win

July 8, 2023

Coming from a family of strikers, including a grandfather who is a 7th Dan black belt in Uechi-Ryu karate, Connor Hughes has won several karate and kickboxing titles in his life. Entering this fight unbeaten at 7-0, the 26-year-old has recently be...

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Jakub Kaszuba uses grappling and locks in a rear-naked choke to remain unbeaten and lock up spot in PFL Europe Playoffs

July 8, 2023

Radu Maxim won nine of his first 10 fights and holds several first-round finishes while competing throughout Italy, including a victory in Bellator in 2018. A wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, Maxim earned this opportunity through a fi...

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Anatolij Baal scores powerful finish in first MMA fight in three years

July 8, 2023

After three years away from MMA with various fight cancellations, Anatolij Baal makes his return to MMA tonight. Baal has shown his ability to finish, scoring six finishes in his first seven fights. “The Siberian Tiger” last competed at GMC Fight...

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Striking of Christina Breuer on point as she earns second-round TKO in second pro bout

July 8, 2023

At just 24 years old, Christina Breuer is already an accomplished kickboxer, currently holding a 17-2 record. In fact, she is one of just two people to say they have defeated Jorina Baars, one of the best women’s kickboxing and Muay Thai talents....

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier kicks open his PFL Playoffs spot and path to repeat with third-round KO

June 24, 2023

Olivier Aubin-Mercier arrived in the PFL for the 2021 Regular Season but missed its start due to injury. He competed in two bouts that year, winning both, before having a fresh start last year. His 2022 run ended by becoming the first Canadian PFL...

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Sadibou Sy walks into PFL playoffs with walk-off KO, seeking to repeat as champion

June 23, 2023

A longtime veteran of the PFL, Sadibou Sy has made the PFL Playoffs every year he’s been here. It all came to a head last year when Sy earned decisions over Nikolai Aleksakhin and Rory MacDonald during the Regular Season before defeating Carlos Le...

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Shane Burgos grinds out decision to score first PFL victory

June 23, 2023

Last year, Shane Burgos took MMA headlines by storm when he announced he was signing with the PFL. The Tiger Schulmann’s product is an exciting striker, with momentum and popularity carrying over to the PFL. After original plans for his debut agai...

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Magomed Magomedkerimov scores sudden first-round finish to clinch No. 1 seed, sets eyes toward second PFL welterweight crown

June 23, 2023

Magomed Magomedkerimov can be considered a PFL original, competing in the League since the inaugural 2018 Season, where he finished Ray Cooper III to become PFL Welterweight World Champion. The freestyle wrestler, however, was knocked out by Coope...

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Magomed Umalatov fires fists, controls action in impressive performance that lands him playoff spot

June 23, 2023

Magomed Umalatov had a highly successful run on the regional scene before joining the PFL in 2021, where he scored wins over Kyron Brown and Leandro Silva in a pair of showcase bouts. Umalatov was supposed to go to the 2022 PFL Playoffs after a fi...

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Clay Collard survives grappling of Stevie Ray, uses boxing to secure finish and playoff spot

June 23, 2023

A talent in both professional MMA and boxing, Clay Collard has had his fair share of shortcomings over the last two PFL seasons despite all the ability he has. Collard knocked off Anthony Pettis and Joilton Lutterbach in 2021 before coming up shor...

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Carlos Leal heads to the playoffs with a brutal knockout in striking battle

June 23, 2023

Carlos Leal got the opportunity to participate in the 2022 PFL regular season after a first-round finish of Korey Kuppe and a split-decision win over Chris Brown during the 2022 Challenger Series. After scoring a late-notice upset of former champi...

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Natan Schulte scores decision win in battle of former champions and best friends

June 23, 2023

It’s a high-intensity battle of former lightweight champions, as good friends and American Top Team training partners Natan Schulte and Raush Manfio will scrap with both looking for a big performance in order to make this year’s PFL playoffs....

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