Article by Rob Tatum   The third event of the 2021 PFL season featured a Welterweight showcase bout between undefeated Russian Magomed Umalatov (10-0) and Contender Series veteran Kyron Bowen (9-6). Umalatov entered the contest having stopped all of his bouts, including eight via knockout. Similarly, the American Bowen had proven to be a finisher over the course of […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   Kicking off the Women’s Lightweight Regular Season at PFL 3 was a match-up between American Taylor Guardado (1-1) and Olena Kolesnyk (5-3) of Ukraine. The two Invicta FC veterans were both making their League debuts. After a few feints, Guardado looked for a takedown, but was quickly reversed by Kolesnyk. She pushed Guardado to […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   Russia’s Dennis Goltsov (26-6) returned to the PFL Decagon at the Regular Season’s third event, looking to secure another trip to the playoffs. Goltsov came up short against eventual Heavyweight champion Ali Isaev last season. He clashed with 2019 quarterfinalist Muhammed DeReese (8-3), who entered the bout having won six of his eight fights […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   Returning Women’s Lightweight combatant Genah Fabian (3-1) welcomed League newcomer Laura Sanchez (1-1) to the PFL cage on the Regular Season’s third event on Thursday, May 6. New Zealand’s Fabian competed twice during last season, splitting her two bouts. The 6-foot-1 Sanchez was a collegiate basketball player and entered her League debut riding the […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   Two longtime veterans crossed paths on the PFL 3 card on Thursday, May 6 when former Invicta FC title challenger Kaitlin Young (12-10-1) took on UFC and Bellator MMA alum Cindy Dandois (16-6) in a Women’s Lightweight bout. Young is a decorated standup fighter who is a former World Muay Thai champion and holds […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   The third event of the PFL Regular Season hosted a Heavyweight clash between Brazilian slugger Bruno Cappelozza (11-5) and well-rounded Croatian Ante Delija (17-4). Delija appeared in the 2019 Regular Season, but was forced to withdraw after just a single victory. Cappelozza made his League debut after stopping all 10 of his prior career […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   A finalist in the 2019 PFL Season, Brazil’s Larissa Pacheco (14-4) returned to the PFL cage in the season’s third event looking to take the first step toward a playoff spot. She welcomed fellow Lightweight Julija Pajić (3-1) of Montenegro to the League. Pacheco, a UFC veteran, went the distance with champion Kayla Harrison […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   A pair of League newcomers collided in the Heavyweight division on the third PFL card of the year as Nigeria’s Mohammed Usman (7-2) met Hawaii native Brandon Sayles (6-1). Usman is the younger brother of pound-for-pound great Kamaru Usman, who holds the UFC’s welterweight title. Like his brother, Usman has a strong athletic background […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   The co-main event of PFL’s third event of the 2021 Regular Season featured the return of Women’s Lightweight champion Kayla Harrison (9-0). The two-time Olympic Judo Gold Medalist welcomed Brazilian Mariana Morais (16-11) to the Decagon to kick off the season. Harrison ran roughshod through her competition last season and looked to repeat that […]

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Article by Rob Tatum   The third event of the Professional Fighters League 2021 Regular Season took place Thursday, May 6 from the Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. In the night’s headliner, former UFC Heavyweight champion Fabrício Werdum (24-9-1, 1 NC) made his League debut against his fellow Brazilian Renan Ferreira (6-2-0, 1 NC). Werdum is known as one […]

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