Cole Henry MMATorch Live event reporter


Undercard (ESPN+)

(W/Lightweight) Genah Fabian def. Moriel Charneski via TKO (Punches) Round 1, 1:42 

Notes: Fabian earns 6 points with this win as well as the 3rd spot in the playoffs. 

(W/Lightweight) Larissa Pachecho def. Bobbi Jo Dalziel via Submission (Armbar) Round 1, 2:31 

Notes: Pachecho earns 6 points with this win as well as the 4th spot in the playoffs. 

(Welterweight) David Michaud def. Handesson Ferreira via TKO (Punches) Round 1, 4:37 

Notes: Michaud earns 6 points with this win as well as the 5th spot in the playoffs. 

(Welterweight) Glaico Franca def. Sadibou Sy via TKO (Punches) Round 3, 4:29 

Notes: Glaico Franca earns 4 points with this win as well as the 1st spot in the playoffs. Sy will clinch the 3rd spot despite his loss. 

Main Card (ESPN2) 

(Welterweight) John Howard vs. Ray Cooper 3 

Round 1: Cooper scores early with a takedown, he lands several shots on the ground before Howard is able to work back to his feet. Cooper is very aggressive here, I guess that can be expected at this point. Howard leaps forward with a left hook but misses; Howard scores with a counter left hand! Cooper is down but he’s scrambling! Howard attempts to take the back but Cooper is back on his feet! Howard nails him with a left hand and Cooper is out cold! Wow! John Howard is finally living up to that Doomsday nickname! 

Result: John Howard def. Ray Cooper 3 via KO (Punch) Round 1, 3:23 

Notes: John Howard secures 6 points with this win as well as the 4th seed in the playoffs. Cooper, last seasons runner up, secures the 6th seed despite his loss. 

(Welterweight) Joao Zeferino def. Bojan Velickovic via Unanimous Decision 

Notes: Joao Zeferino will secure 3 points with this win, yet he will miss the playoffs. Velickovic is also eliminated from contention. He is 1-4-1 in his PFL career. 

(W/Lightweight) Kayla Harrison vs. Morgan Frier 

Round 1: Harrison closes the distance early and takes Frier down with a single leg scoop. Harrison takes the back, but Frier is trying to turn. Harrison is starting to land punches from the top position. Harrison forces Frier over, and she takes top half guard. Frier is only defending at this point, Harrison is continuing to drop down punches. Harrison is looking to isolate the arm. She does just that and Frier taps to an Americana! 

Result: Kayla Harrison def. Morgan Frier via Submission (Americana) Round 1, 3:35 

Notes: Harrison secures 6 points with this win and with that, she will secure the 2nd seed in the playoffs. 

(Welterweight) Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Chris Curtis 

Round 1: The first round was all Magomedkerimov, he was able to secure a takedown early and frustrate Curtis with his constant transitions. He didn’t cause much damage but he was certainly effective. (10-9 Magomedkerimov)

Round 2: Very similar to round 1. Magomedkerimov controlled the action with his grappling and positioning. (10-9 Magomedkerimov) 

Round 3: Very entertaining round. Curtis was able to keep the fight on the feet and make things interesting for a few moments. But ultimately Magomedkerimov took him down and won the round. (10-9 Magomedkerimov) 

Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Chris Curtis via Unanimous Decision 

Notes: Magomedkerimov will secure 3 points as well as this number 2 seed with his victory. Curtis will make the cut as well, securing the 7th seed despite his loss. 

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