2021 PFL Playoffs 1 took place Friday, and MMA Junkie provided live and official results.
The event, which featured the welterweight and lightweight playoffs, took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The main card aired on ESPN2 and streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, 2019 PFL champion Ray Cooper III (22-7-1) took on former Bellator champ Rory MacDonald (22-7-1) in a 170-pound semifinal matchup. The other welterweight semifinal was contested in the co-main event, as Sadibou Sy (9-5-2) fought Magomed Magomedkerimov (28-5).
The full official 2021 PFL Playoffs 1 results include:
MAIN CARD ( ESPN+ and ESPN 2)
- Ray Cooper III def. Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – welterweight semifinal
- Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sadibou Sy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – welterweight semifinal
- Raush Manfio def. Clay Collard via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – lightweight semifinal
- Loik Radzhabov def. Alexander Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – lightweight semifinal
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+)
- Gleison Tibau def. Micah Terrill via submission (arm triangle) – Round 1, 2:18
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Darrell Horcher via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-27)
- Brett Cooper def. Tyler Hill via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:32
- Magomed Umalatov def. Leandro Silva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Michael Lombardo def. Kyron Bowen via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 1, 3:42
- Elvin Espinoza def. Hopeton Stewart via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:45
By MMA Junkie Staff | August 13, 2021