PFL Playoffs: Rashid Yusupov Faceplants Vinny Magalhaes (Video)

Vinny Magalhaes was hoping to score a second trip to the PFL light heavyweight finals, but Rashid Yusupov dashed those hopes. In a quarterfinal bout in the 2019 PFL playoffs, Yusupov and Magalhaes shared the cage. The action took place inside the Manda…

Vinny Magalhaes was hoping to score a second trip to the PFL light heavyweight finals, but Rashid Yusupov dashed those hopes. In a quarterfinal bout in the 2019 PFL playoffs, Yusupov and Magalhaes shared the cage. The action took place inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas earlier tonight (Oct. 31). It didn’t […]

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PFL 6 Highlights: Vinny Magalhaes Submits Rakim Cleveland Again

Vinny Magalhaes took on Rakim Cleveland for the second time and once again he scored a first-round submission. Having lost his opening PFL season two bout to Emiliano Sordi, Magalhaes needed to make a statement to have a chance at the light heavyweight…

Vinny Magalhaes took on Rakim Cleveland for the second time and once again he scored a first-round submission. Having lost his opening PFL season two bout to Emiliano Sordi, Magalhaes needed to make a statement to have a chance at the light heavyweight playoffs. Mission accomplished. In the co-main event of PFL 6, 2019, Magalhaes took […]

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Vinny Magalhaes Talks Career Resurgence Ahead Of PFL 11

Vinny Magalhaes is seeing his hard work pay off, but the path wasn’t easy. On New Year’s eve, Magalhaes will go one-on-one with Sean O’Connell in the light heavyweight tournament final under the Professional Fighters League (PFL). The…

Vinny Magalhaes is seeing his hard work pay off, but the path wasn’t easy. On New Year’s eve, Magalhaes will go one-on-one with Sean O’Connell in the light heavyweight tournament final under the Professional Fighters League (PFL). The winner will not only be crowned the PFL light heavyweight champion, but he will also receive $1 million. […]

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PFL #9 Playoff Results: Lightweights & Light Heavyweights

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is back in action tonight (Oct 13, 2018) as they continue their first-ever postseason tournament. The lightweights and the light heavyweights will be on display this evening at the Long Beach Entertainment & Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Top seeds Vinny Magalhães (205 pounds) and Natan Schulte (155 pounds) lead […]

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The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is back in action tonight (Oct 13, 2018) as they continue their first-ever postseason tournament.

The lightweights and the light heavyweights will be on display this evening at the Long Beach Entertainment & Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

Top seeds Vinny Magalhães (205 pounds) and Natan Schulte (155 pounds) lead the pack of talented fighters into battle tonight.

Facebook Watch Preliminary Fights

Ramsey Nijem Vs. Yuki Kawana

  •  Ramsey Nijem defeats Yuki Kawana via 2 round unanimous decision

Brandon Halsey Vs. Ronny Markes

  •  Brandon Halsey defeats Ronny Markes via unanimous decision

Will Brooks Vs. Rashid Magomedov

  •  Rashid Magomedov defeats Will Brooks via first-round tiebreaker

Maxim Grishin Vs. Smealinho Rama

  • Smealinho Rama defeats Maxim Grishin via first-round tiebreaker

Islam Mamedov Vs. Thiago Tavares

  •  Islam Mamedov defeats Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision 

Dan Spohn Vs. Sean O’Connell

  •  Sean O’Connell defeats Dan Spohn via majority decision

NBCSN Main Card

Chris Wade Vs. Robert Watley

  •  Chris Wade defeats Robert Whatley via majority decision

Emiliano Sordi Vs. Bozigit Ataev

  •  Bozigit Ataev defeats Emiliano Sordi via TKO at 1:43 of round 1

Sean O’Connell Vs. Smealinho Rama

  •  Sean O’Connell defeats Smealinho Rama via KO at 1:45 of round 1

Rashid Magomedov Vs. Thiago Tavares

  •  Rashid Magomedov defeats Thiago Tavares via TKO at 3:36 of round 2 

Natan Schulte Vs. Johnny Case

  •  Natan Schulte defeats Johnny Case via first-round tiebreaker

Vinny Magalhães Vs. Rakim Cleveland

  •  Vinny Magalhães defeats Rakim Cleveland via submission at 1:20 of round 1

Natan Schulte Vs. Chris Wade

  •  Natan Schulte defeats Chris Wade via split decision

Vinny Magalhães Vs. Bozigit Ataev 

  •  Vinny Magalhães defeats Bozigit Ataev via submission at 1:58 seconds of round one

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PFL #5 Full Results

Will Brooks advances, Chris Wade shines in Long Island at PFL #5.

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The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is back in New York for the fifth event of the season. This time around the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island will host the action. There is a total of eight fights on the docket tonight (Aug 2, 2018).

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Prelim Results:

Thiago Tavares (21-8-1) vs. Arthur Estrazulas (10-3)

  •  Thiago Tavares defeats Arthur Estrazulas via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

Dan Spohn (17-5) vs. Artur Alibulatov (19-3)

  •  Dan Spohn defeats Artur Alibulatov via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Chris Wade (12-4) vs. Yuki Kawanna (14-2-5)

  •  Chris Wade defeats Yuki Kawanna via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:24 of round one

Main Card Results:

Will Brooks (19-4) vs. Robert Watley (11-1)

Brooks closes the distance quickly and wrestles Watley to the ground within the first 60 seconds of the first round. Watley bounces back up to his feet. However, Brooks is all over him. Brooks lands a big knee in the clinch, but the referee separated the men due to inactivity. Watley shoots a double with a minute left in the opening round. The round ends with the fighters in a clinch.

Brooks clinches Watley against the cage very quickly in round two but stalls for nearly two minutes. Brooks lifts Watley up for a big slam, but again Watley bounces right back up to his feet. Brooks is seemingly attached to Watley and again wrestles him to the canvas. Brooks takes Watley’s back with 90 seconds left in the round, softening up Watley with punches but constantly looking for the RNC.

Watley engages Brooks quickly to start the final round. Brooks again ends up with a body lock and drags Watley back to the canvas and quickly sinks in both hooks. Brooks is peppering Watley with punches again looking for the choke. Watley gets to his feet with 60 seconds left in the fight and lands a knee that wobbles Brooks, but Brooks somehow again ends up clinched with Watley against the cage as the fight ends.

  •  Will Brooks defeats Robert Watley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maxim Grishin (27-7) vs. Rakim Cleveland (19-9-1)

Grishin shoots for a double leg takedown, Cleveland sprawls nicely and sinks in a guillotine choke. Grishin defends the choke, Cleveland lands a nice knee as the fighters get back to their feet. Cleveland lands a knee to the groin (illegal); the referee pauses the action. Round one resumed and the last two minutes were fought on the feet.

Round two starts and Grishin presses the action. Cleveland lands a body kick backing Grishin up, a big head kick followed. Grishin manages to catch a leg and drag Cleveland down to the canvas. Grishin sinks both hooks in with 90 seconds left and flattens out Cleveland. The Russian locks in a rear naked choke.

  •  Maxim Grishin defeats Rakim Cleveland via submission (RNC) at 4:03 of round two

Rashid Magomedov (20-2) vs. Luiz Firmino (20-9)

Firmino pressured Magomedov from the opening bell of round one and quickly secured a takedown. Firmino effortlessly takes Magomedov’s back and looks for an RNC for the majority of the round. Magomedov hits a switch and reverses top position with 60 seconds left in the first round.

Round two starts with Firmino landing several hard leg kicks on Magomedov. Two minutes into the round and Magomedov is finding his rhythm in the stand-up game, landing some nice jabs and combos. Firmino is wearing the punches from Magomedov badly and looks to take the Russian down in the last minute of round two. Magomedov keeps the fight standing.

Round three starts with both men throwing wildly in the center of the cage. The Russian got the better of the exchanges. Both guys continue to land big punches in spurts; their chins are on full display tonight. Firmino clinches Magomedov against the cage with 90 seconds left in the fight. The referee separates the men at 55 seconds due to stalling. The fight ends in a flurry of punches from both fighters.

  •  Rashid Magomedov defeats Luiz Firmino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Vinny Magalhães (15-9) vs. Brandon Halsey (11-3)

Both men crash into each other in the center of the decagon to start round one. Halsey landed a nice right hand, but Magalhaes clips Halsey with a right head kick. Halsey falls to the canvas, and Magalhaes jumps all over him with a barrage of hammerfists and backhands until the referee stops the fight.

  •  Vinny Magalhaes defeats Brandon Halsey via TKO (referee stoppage) at 1:34 of round one

Natan Schulte (12-3) vs. Jason High (21-7)

Schulte is the aggressor in the early going of round one, picking his shots as he backs up High. High lands a nice judo throw but Schulte bounces back to his feet immediately. Schulte again gets the better of High on the feet and lands a takedown of his own. High finds himself in some big trouble just halfway through the first round as Schulte sinks in a rear naked choke. High goes unconscious.

  •  Natan Schulte defeats Jason High via submission (RNC) at 4:18 of round one

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PFL 2: Firmino vs. Brooks Live Results

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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:

Main Card:

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

Preliminary Card:

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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