Professional Fight League is holding their second event in Chicago on Thursday, and the preliminary portion of the card was action-packed with several former UFC and Bellator fighters picking up impressive victories.
On the main card, former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks will meet Luiz Firmino, UFC vet Ramsey Nijem will meet Brian Foster, and Olympic judo medalist Kayla Harrison will make her MMA debut against Brittney Elkin.
Former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey looked outstanding in his light heavyweight tournament bout against former heavyweight Smealinho Rama, who Halsey stopped via TKO after a cut over Rama’s eye ended the fight at the end of the second round.
Elsewhere on the undercard, former UFC fighter Thiago Tavares lost in bizarre fashion to Robert Watley. Tavares suffered a kick to the groin early into the second round, but the referee deemed the kick accidental, and Watley was awarded the TKO win. Vinny Magalhaes scored a quick submission victory, as well.
PFL features a tournament-based format with a $1 million prize for the winner.
Here are the results:
Luiz Firmino vs. Will Brooks
Brian Foster vs. Ramsey Nijem
Kayla Harrison vs. Brittney Elkin
Efrain Escudero vs. Jason High
Ronny Markes vs. Sean O’Connell
Vinny Magalhaes def. Jamie Abdallah, submission (rear-naked choke), 1:37 round one
Brandon Halsey def. Smealinho Rama, TKO, 0:01 round three
Rakim Cleveland def. Rashid Yusupov, TKO, 5:00 round two
Islam Mamedov def. Yuki Kawana via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Maxim Grishin def. Jason Butcher, TKO, 1:40 round one
Robert Watley def. Thiago Tavares, TKO, 0:35 round two
Natan Schulte def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Dan Spohn def. Bazigit Atajev, TKO, 4:31 round three.
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