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Abdullah Al-Qahtani puts on overwhelming striking display en route to playoff spot

May 10, 2024

The first-ever Saudi Arabian talent to be signed to the PFL, Abdullah Al-Qahtani is all about bringing aggression and violence into his fights. Al-Qahtani trained in wrestling and Muay Thai when he was younger, with Al-Qahtani going on to win mult...

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Ali Taleb begins new PFL journey, desire to capture inaugural MENA title, with decision win

May 10, 2024

After falling short in capturing a title in the inaugural PFL Europe season, Ali Taleb will now try his hand at becoming the inaugural PFL MENA Bantamweight Champion. Taleb, who has a grappling and jiu-jitsu base, won bantamweight gold before maki...

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Rachid El Hazoume wins back-and-forth battle with grappling edge

May 10, 2024

Xavier Alaoui is called a Street Fighting specialist, but his combat journey began in judo at a young age, going on to earn black belts in that discipline, as well as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Alaoui, who trains out of the famed TriStar Gym, has won ba...

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Islam Reda lands six takedowns en route to scoring decision victory

May 10, 2024

Known as the “Egyptian Zombie,” Islam Reda is an eight-time National Brazilian jiu-jitsu Champion in his home country of Egypt. A pro since 2013, 10 of Reda’s 11 victories have come by submission. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has won four st...

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Jalal Al Daaja advances to playoffs on majority draw

May 10, 2024

Tariq Ismail has shown his strength as a striker, earning Amateur Canadian National titles in both boxing and Muay Thai, as well as claiming a Muay Thai championship in 2014. Ismail, who first fought in pro MMA in 2013, has won seven of his eight...

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Elias Boudegzdame puts on grappling clinic to score submission win and clinch bantamweight playoff spot

May 10, 2024

Elias Boudegzdame, who made his professional MMA debut in 2012, is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who has used his grappling game to his advantage in the sport. In his 18-8 record, 17 wins have come by way of a finish, and 15 of those have been...

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Hattan Alsaif starts amateur MMA career with jaw-dropping KO in historical contest

May 10, 2024

Hattan Alsaif made history by becoming the first Saudi-born woman to sign with the PFL, and now she gets to make her amateur MMA debut here tonight. Alsaif, a Muay Thai specialist, got into boxing following the passing of the legendary Muhammad Al...

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Third-round flurries keep Marouane Bellagouit unbeaten, earns him MENA featherweight playoff spot

May 10, 2024

Marouane Bellagouit has already achieved combat sports success through kickboxing, winning a number of championships in that discipline, including a National Championship in his home country of Morocco. Since transitioning over to MMA in 2022, Bel...

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Abdelraham Alhyasat nearly finishes in third, scores unanimous decision win with striking and takedown defense

May 10, 2024

Known as “The Mental Rock,” Ahmed Tarek has started to build a name for himself in his native Egypt. In just four fights in two years, Tarek is already the 6th ranked Egyptian pro featherweight. The former amateur flyweight champion, a wrestling s...

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Malik Basahel uses defense and grappling to score victory in inaugural PFL MENA bout

May 10, 2024

Malik Basahel has built his name on the amateur scene since debuting as an 18-year-old in 2020. The Saudi Arabian-born Basahel, who fights out of Leeds, England, went 11-1 with eight finishes in 2023. Basahel, a 2023 IMMAF silver medalist who has...

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Magomed Umalatov starts welterweight title mission with decision win

April 20, 2024

Andrey Koreshkov had been an integral part of the Bellator welterweight division since signing with them in 2012 after winning amateur gold. Koreshkov lost his first title shot against Ben Askren in 2013 but won the championship with a win over Do...

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Brendan Loughnane’s punches lead him to a quick six points as he yearns for second featherweight title

April 19, 2024

In his fourth season of PFL action, Brendan Loughnane looks to become one of a handful of fighters who have gone on to become two-time PFL world champions. After coming up short in the 2021 semifinals, Loughnane went on to go through Ryoji Kudo, A...

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Shamil Musaev makes emphatic statement by scoring second-round KO

April 19, 2024

Logan Storley came into the MMA world as an accomplished wrestler, winning six state titles and ending his high school wrestling career with a 262-3 record. A four-time NCAA All-American at Minnesota, Storley signed with Bellator in 2017 and went...

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Gabriel Braga scores jaw-dropping, last-second KO in first fight since father’s passing

April 19, 2024

Gabriel Braga comes into this bout with a heavy heart, his first fight since the tragic loss of his father, Diego Braga Alves, in January. Braga, the striking specialist, earned a PFL contract after the PFL Challenger Series last year, defeating A...

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Goiti Yamauchi uses striking advantage to nab 3 points in PFL welterweight standings

April 19, 2024

Goiti Yamauchi has been engulfed in martial arts all of his life, stretching back to judo and karate at the age of 3 and jiu-jitsu at 4. After winning a regional featherweight title, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt signed with Bellator in 2013,...

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Kai Kamaka pulls off major decision victory in PFL debut

April 19, 2024

For Bubba Jenkins, one of the most recognizable faces in the PFL, it’s always been a case of bridesmaid but never the bride. He has constantly been one of the top performers at the 145-pound weight class but has fallen short in the playoffs, inclu...

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Adam Borics scores decision win in entertaining, back-and-forth battle

April 19, 2024

Originally finding Muay Thai as a base before transitioning to full MMA training, Adam Borics has shown plenty of success in his 10-year professional career thus far. Borics has just lost two of his 20 fights, and he’s had high amounts of success...

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Timur Khizriev sees relentless pressure lead to clear decision victory

April 19, 2024

At 9 years old, Timur Khizriev began his MMA road through wrestling before turning to the sport fully as a teenager. The Dagestan native, who splits time between DagFighter and American Top Team, has racked up 14 wins in the cage thus far, never t...

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Murad Ramazanov mauls his way to first-round submission

April 19, 2024

A striking specialist coming out of the MMA Factory in Paris, Laureano Staropoli has knockouts in seven of his 13 victories in professional MMA. Staropoli has won four straight, with his most recent victory coming in a Showcase bout at the 2023 PF...

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Magic Man: Don Madge pulls a quick submission out of the hat for six

April 19, 2024

Don Madge, who made his professional MMA debut in 2012, made his name in his native South Africa, becoming a two-time Lightweight Champion on the regional scene. Madge, who has won 10 of 15, with five knockouts and four submissions, made his PFL d...

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