Tag Archives: PFL
Sean O'Connell: 'Nobody else is going to pay Kayla Harrison what the PFL is paying her'

PFL broadcaster Sean O’Connell thinks it’s in both the PFL and Kayla Harrison’s benefit to continue working together.
Reigning PFL champ Harrison (11-0) is a free agent at the end of …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2021, 2:16 am By
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How Magomed Magomedkerimov and Ray Cooper III measure up in rematch at 2021 PFL finals

Magomedkerimov and Cooper have fought for $1 million before. Kenny Florian breaks down what he saw in the first fight and how it may impact the rematch. …read more

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Posted on October 20, 2021, 12:46 pm By
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Chris Wade: Movlid Khaybulaev's road to 2021 PFL final was easier than mine

Based on stylistic matchups, Chris Wade thinks Movlid Khaybulaev had a more convenient road to the PFL finals than he did.
Wade (20-6) picked up three wins over former member of …read more

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Junior Dos Santos not ruling out pro wrestling as next chapter of his career: 'Why not?'

Junior Dos Santos thought about boxing, Bellator, PFL and bare-knuckle boxing, but ended up in the pro wrestling ring – and he loves it.
After making an appearance on All Elite …read more

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Aspen Ladd Thinks UFC Featherweight Division Needs Kayla Harrison

Aspen Ladd believes the UFC must sign dominant PFL star Kayla Harrison in order to bring more “substance” to the lacklustre women’s featherweight division.

Ladd’s planned return to MMA’s biggest stage …read more

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Posted on October 15, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Julia Budd admits it would be a bummer to miss out on a Kayla Harrison fight

Julia Budd is making the move to the PFL after a championship run with Bellator. The first and former women’s featherweight champion in Bellator history suffered a single defeat in …read more

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Stevie Ray signs with PFL, will debut in 2022 season

One year after announcing his retirement from MMA, “Braveheart” is back.
MMA Junkie today learned from two people with knowledge of the agreement that Scottish lightweight Stevie Ray (23-9) has agreed …read more

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Posted on October 12, 2021, 1:46 am By
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Brendan Loughnane among alternates named for PFL $1 million tournament finals

Former UFC fighter Brendan Loughnane was among the alternate fighters named for the upcoming PFL $1 million tournament finals. Loughnane competed once in the Octagon in 2012, losing a decision …read more

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Posted on October 10, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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PFL announces alternates for 2021 championship bouts

Everything is set for the 2021 PFL Championship finals.
The date, venue and final matchups were all already determined, but now the promotion has revealed the fighters who will serve as …read more

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Posted on October 9, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Taylor Guardado reveals receiving 'terrible messages' from fans before PFL final vs. Kayla Harrison

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Despite being just four fights into her MMA career, Taylor Guardado is getting a lot of attention from the MMA world – and it’s not all good.
The …read more

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Bold predictions for October: Nick Diaz resumes fight talks and Kayla Harrison's free agency

There’s a lot to look forward to during a busy month in MMA across the UFC, Bellator and the PFL. …read more

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Claressa Shields targets 2023 as year for first PFL tournament

Claressa Shields is fully committed to forging a strong and viable MMA career. The former three-division 11-0 boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist joined MMA as a PFL lightweight …read more

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Posted on October 2, 2021, 2:16 am By
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Kayla Harrison Looks Forward To Fighting Julia Budd In The Future

Kayla Harrison is excited to see PFL signing some new blood. 

The news broke yesterday former Bellator featherweight champion, Julia Budd, has signed with the Professional Fighters League. Ahead of her …read more

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Kayla Harrison likes PFL's 'great signing' of Julia Budd, hopes to fight her 'if the stars align'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – If Kayla Harrison ever crosses paths with Julia Budd, she’ll be more than ready.
Budd, the former Bellator women’s featherweight champion, signed with PFL, promotion officials announced Wednesday. …read more

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Julia Budd signs for PFL

Bellator 238 Julia Budd v Cris Cyborg | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

One of the world’s top featherweights is headed to a new home. …read more

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Posted on September 30, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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Video: Watch the faceoffs from the 2021 PFL Championship press conference

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The finalists for the 2021 PFL season got a good look at each other on Wednesday afternoon.
Ten of the 12 finalists faced off at the pre-fight press …read more

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Posted on September 29, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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PFL signs former Bellator champion Julia Budd to contract; debut set for Oct. 27

Julia Budd is no longer a free agent after finding a new promotion to call home and already booking her first fight.
Budd, the former Bellator women’s featherweight champion, has signed …read more

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Posted on September 29, 2021, 10:46 pm By
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Sources: Ex-Bellator champ Budd signs with PFL

Julia Budd, long considered one of the best women’s featherweight fighters in the world, has signed with PFL, sources told ESPN. …read more

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Posted on September 29, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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PFL world championship press conference video

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The PFL world championship press conference will feature the PFL World Championship finalists plus Claressa Shields and Abigail Montes on Wednesday. The press conference …read more

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Watch the 2021 PFL Championship: Official Press Conference Live

Don’t miss the 2021 PFL Championship Official Press Conference streaming live on Wednesday, September 29th featuring all 12 Title Fight contenders as well as Claressa Shields and Abigail Montes.

PFL 10 …read more

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Video: PFL's Amanda Leve pulls off big upset over Gabi Garcia in grappling tournament

Amanda Leve shocked the grappling community over the weekend.
The grappler and PFL women’s lightweight pulled off a big upset over jiu-jitsu black belt and IBJJF Hall of Famer Gabi Garcia …read more

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Posted on September 29, 2021, 3:46 pm By
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Kayla Harrison vs. Taylor Guardado to headline PFL World Championship event, full lineup revealed

Kayla Harrison | Cooper Neill, PFL

Kayla Harrison’s hunt for another PFL championship will close out the league’s 2021 season.
The official lineup was released Monday …read more

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Kayla Harrison headlines 2021 PFL Championship; Claressa Shields returns on main card

The details around the finale of the 2021 PFL season are official as the promotion is set to crown another six $1 million champions.
The 2021 PFL Championship event will take …read more

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Posted on September 27, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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Undefeated Harrison headlines PFL's 2021 Finals

The PFL has announced its official lineup for its 2021 Finals on Oct. 27 — and to no one’s surprise, undefeated female lightweight Kayla Harrison will top the bill. …read more

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Posted on September 27, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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Former UFC fighter Don Madge joins PFL, debut set for Oct. 27

Don Madge | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Don Madge went unbeaten during a brief stint in the UFC and now he’s headed to the PFL.
MMA …read more

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Posted on September 24, 2021, 1:16 am By
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The Business of MMA: The Michael Bisping business is booming in retirement plus PFL, ONE seek new TV deals and Triller flops

Michael Bisping | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

When Michael Bisping suffered a detached retina following a fight against Vitor Belfort in 2013, he was …read more

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Posted on September 23, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Ex-UFC Talent Don Madge Announces Signing with PFL for Oct. 27 Debut

South African lightweight Don Madge will make his Professional Fighters League debut next month. …read more

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Fights on Tap: Your source for fight bookings from UFC, Bellator, PFL and more

Fights on Tap | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Check out which fights have been announced for the coming weeks. Fights on Tap is a …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Former UFC lightweight Don Madge signs with PFL, debuts on Oct. 27

After a slew of canceled fights, Don Madge has a new home.
Madge (9-3-1), who signed with the UFC in 2018, managed to step into the octagon just twice before parting …read more

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Posted on September 21, 2021, 1:46 pm By
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Bellator vs. PFL? Scott Coker weighs in on potential cross-promotion – and its obstacles

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Scott Coker has never tried to reinvent the wheel when it comes to MMA. However, the Bellator president has built a reputation of thinking outside the …read more

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Posted on September 18, 2021, 2:16 am By
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PFL signs BRAVE CF welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi

BRAVE CF welterweight champion Jarrah Al-Silawi will be taking his talents Stateside.
Widely regarded as one of the best fighters to come out of the Middle East, Jordan’s Al-Silawi (16-3) has …read more

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Posted on September 9, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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Middle Eastern champ Al-Silawi signs with PFL

Jarrah Al-Silawi, the now-former welterweight champion of Brave CF in the Middle East, told ESPN on Thursday that he has signed an exclusive contract with PFL. …read more

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Posted on September 9, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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‘Just Because You Came From The UFC Doesn’t Mean Crap’

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UFC fighters have had mixed success in the PFL, and that says a lot to Ray Cooper III. Ray Cooper …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Ray Cooper III believes he’s best wrestler in MMA ahead of PFL 2021 Finals, ‘I would outwrestle Kamaru Usman any day of the week’

Ray Cooper III is just one win away from pocketing yet another million-dollar PFL championship. The PFL went without a season in 2020 before picking back up in 2021 where …read more

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Posted on September 1, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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After brief mental break from 'pretty aggressive' PFL schedule, Kayla Harrison plans to stop Taylor Guardado in finals

Kayla Harrison is on the verge of capturing another PFL championship but has one more opponent to take care of first.
On Oct. 27 at the 2021 PFL Championship, Harrison (11-0) …read more

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Alejandro Flores expects spot in PFL's 2022 season: 'I deserve to be here'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It looks like Alejandro Flores has earned a permanent position on the PFL featherweight roster.
The Mexican fighter made a good first impression in his PFL debut last …read more

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Posted on August 31, 2021, 2:16 am By
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Kayla Harrison Says Aljamain Sterling Would Submit To Her

PFL women’s lightweight Kayla Harrison has jokingly suggested that UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling couldn’t challenge her in the cage. Harrison was last in action at PFL 8 on August …read more

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Posted on August 30, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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MMA Junkie Radio #3188: Reaction to Paul's win over Woodley, UFC and PFL results, more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,188, the guys recap Jake Paul’s win over Tyron Woodley and discuss who Paul should …read more

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Marthin Hamlet reacts to bizarre finish of Cezar Ferreira at 2021 PFL Playoffs 3: 'It doesn't feel real'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Marthin Hamlet envisioned himself being in the 2021 PFL light heavyweight final, but perhaps not in the way he got it done.
The Norwegian fighter earned a shot …read more

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Now in the light heavyweight finals, Antonio Carlos Junior enjoying PFL format: 'It's working pretty well for me'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It’s safe to say Antonio Carlos Junior is a happy camper.
The winner of season three of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” finds himself in the 2021 PFL light …read more

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Movlid Khaybulaev honored to carry legacy of late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in PFL

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Movlid Khaybulaev is fighting for something bigger than athletic glory.
The unbeaten featherweight qualified to the 2021 PFL 145-pound final, defeating Brendan Loughnane in a decision in the …read more

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Here are the six tournament finals for the PFL 2021 season finale

Movlid Khaybulaev takes down Brendan Loughnane in the PFL 145 lbs semifinals. | PFL MMA

$1 million is up for grabs across six weight classes …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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After being 'salty' at UFC, Chris Wade sees PFL final as redemption: 'It's meant to be'

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Chris Wade is one fight away from being a champion in a major MMA organization and having an extra $1 million in his pocket.
The MMA veteran punched …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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Movlid Khaybulaev Downs Brendan Loughnane in PFL 9 Headliner, Soars into FW Final

Movlid Khaybulaev remains an unsolved mystery. …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2021, 6:16 am By
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PFL 9 results: Movlid Khaybulaev grinds out Brendan Loughnane, Chris Wade makes finals on third try

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Despite some questionable scoring, Movlid Khaybulaev advanced to the finals of the Season 3 PFL featherweight tournament, winning a split decision over Brendan …read more

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Cezar Ferreira loses via apparent hamstring injury at PFL 9, accused of taking a dive

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Cezar Ferreria’s PFL season ended in the most unfortunate way after he apparently injured his hamstring on the first kick he threw in …read more

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Posted on August 28, 2021, 4:16 am By
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Cezar Ferreira loses in 13 seconds after apparent injury, immediately accused of 'dive' by fellow PFL fighter

One half of the 2021 PFL Playoffs light heavyweight bracket concluded in unfortunate fashion Friday.
Following a one-hour delay due to the ESPN broadcast of a high school football game, the …read more

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PFL video: Brandon Jenkins bowls over UFC alum Jacob Kilburn with switch flying knee knockout

Brandon Jenkins grinded for eight years on the regional scene, so when he appeared in a major promotion for the first time Friday, he made the most of the opportunity.
In …read more

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PFL 9 video: ‘Human Highlight Reel’ Brandon Jenkins opens card with flying knee knockout

Add another clip for “The Human Highlight Reel” after PFL 9.
Lightweight Brandon Jenkins made the most of a showcase bout in the curtain-jerker of Friday night’s playoff event, stopping …read more

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Live updates and results as PFL's light heavyweights, featherweights seek spot in $1M finals

The last four PFL championship spots are on the line, with defending light heavyweight champion Emiliano Sordi and Brendan Loughnane in the mix. …read more

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PFL 2021 Playoffs: Loughnane vs. Khaybulaev live results and discussion

Brendan Loughnane and Movlid Khabulaev make weight for their PFL featherweight semifinal. | PFL MMA

Discuss the featherweight and light heavyweight semifinals of the PFL …read more

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Posted on August 27, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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PFL 9 2021 Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live PFL 2021 9 coverage will begin at 6:50 p.m. ET. …read more

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Posted on August 27, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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PFL contender Marthin Hamlet calls it ‘dream’ to bring major MMA title home to Norway

Marthin Hamlet | Cooper Neill, PFL

Marthin Hamlet is entering just the 10th fight of his career and he’s already on the cusp of achieving …read more

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Posted on August 27, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Emiliano Sordi says ‘thank God I lost’ in Contender Series as he nears another $1 million PFL final

Emiliano Sordi won the 2019 season of the PFL as a light heavyweight. | Photo via PFL

Emiliano Sordi was one of Argentina’s best prospects …read more

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Cezar Ferreira shares special message from his daughter that led to pivotal PFL knockout

Cezar Ferreira faces off with Marthin Hamlet ahead of the PFL Playoff light heavyweight semifinals Friday in Hollywood, Fla. | PFL

Heading into his PFL …read more

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PFL 9 Results: Khaybulaev vs. Loughnane

MMA Fighting has PFL 9 results for the Khaybulaev vs. Loughnane event Friday night at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The PFL 9 card will feature semifinals …read more

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Posted on August 27, 2021, 4:16 am By
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PFL 9: 2021 Playoffs Weigh-in Results: Featherweight & Light Heavyweight Semifinals Set

After today’s weigh-ins, the featherweight and light heavyweight semifinals are now set for the Professional Fighters League’s third season. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Video: 2021 PFL Playoffs 3 cermonial weigh-ins (5 p.m. ET)

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The last week of the 2021 PFL playoffs is underway, and you catch the weigh-ins for the event on MMA Junkie.
All 20 competitors are set to step …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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PFL 9 weigh-in video live now

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MMA Fighting has PFL 9 weigh-in video for Friday’s event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
In the main …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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PFL’s ‘Cara de Sapato’ expects to face fellow TUF Brazil winner Cezar Ferreira in championship final

Antonio Carlos Junior (pictured) looks for a submission victory against 2019 PFL champ Emiliano Sordi. | Cooper Neill, PFL

Antonio Carlos Junior believes the 2021 …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3187: Guest Muhammad Lawal, plus UFC and PFL previews

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,187, the guys brought on guest Muhammad Lawal, a longtime friend of the program. They …read more

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Emiliano Sordi finally feeling '100 percent' after unlucky start in PFL's 2021 season

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – It seems the dark days are now behind for Emiliano Sordi’s run in the 2021 PFL light heavyweight season.
The PFL 2019 champion had a rough start to …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Cris Cyborg on potential lightweight bout with Kayla Harrison: “She can maybe take me down but I can take her down too”

Bellator champion Cris Cyborg has given her thoughts on a potential superfight with PFL star Kayla Harrison. While both women are doing their own thing in their respective promotions, this …read more

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Winning the PFL belt would mean more to Brendan Loughnane than the $1 million tournament prize

Looking back on his 2021 PFL season, featherweight Brandon Loughnane can’t complain with how things have been going.

While not perfect, Loughnane picked up wins in his two regular season bouts …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly