Fights Announced For PFL Playoffs

The full lineups for the PFL opening playoff fights were unveiled on Wednesday. The three events over the course of October in the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA will determine the finalists for every weight class. The grand finale of the tournament is set to take place on New Year’s Eve.

The first of three nights will be on October 11th. The evening will feature the women’s lightweight and men’s welterweight tournament. The prelims will air on ESPN+, with the main card on ESPN2. Here’s the current lineup:

  1. Sarah Kaufman (#1) vs. Larissa Pacheco (#4) (Women’s Lightweight)
  2. Kayla Harrison (#2) vs. Genah Fabiam (#3) (Women’s Lightweight)
  3. Glaico Franca (#1) vs. Andre Fialho (#8) (Men’s Welterweight)
  4. Magomed Magomedkerimov (#2) vs. Chris Curtis (#7) (Men’s Welterweight)
  5. Sadibou Sy (#3) vs. Ray Cooper III (#6) (Men’s Welterweight)
  6. John Howard (#4) vs. David Michaud (#5) (Men’s Welterweight)
  7. Men’s Welterweight Semi-Final Match #1
  8. Men’s Welterweight Semi-Final Match #2

The second night in Las Vegas will be just under a week later on October 17th. The evening will feature the tournament bouts for the male featherweight and lightweight brackets. The first hour and a half of the broadcast will take place on ESPN2 before the broadcast flips to ESPN+.

  1. Lance Palmer (#1) vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov (#8) (Men’s Featherweight)
  2. Movlid Khaybulaev (#2) vs. Daniel Pineda (#7) (Men’s Featherweight)
  3. Luis Rafael Laurentino (#3) vs. Jeremy Kennedy (#6) (Men’s Featherweight)
  4. Alex Gilpin (#4) vs. Andre Harrison (#5) (Men’s Featherweight)
  5. Natan Schlute (#1) vs. Ramsey Nijem (#8) (Men’s Lightweight)
  6. Islam Mamedov (#2) vs. Loik Radzhabov (#7) (Men’s Lightweight)
  7. Chris Wade (#3) vs. Nate Andrews (#6) (Men’s Lightweight)
  8. Akhmed Aliev (#4) vs. Rashid Magomedov (#5) (Men’s Lightweight)
  9. Men’s Featherweight Semi-Final Match #1
  10. Men’s Featherweight Semi-Final Match #2
  11. Men’s Lightweight Semi-Final Match #1
  12. Men’s Lightweight Semi-Final Match #2

The final appearance in the desert for PFL will take place on October 31st, Halloween, in the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The night will showcase the playoff fights for the male light heavyweight and heavyweight fighters.

  1. Emiliano Sordi (#1) vs. Sigi Pesaleli (#8) (Men’s Light Heavyweight)
  2. Maxim Grishin (#2) vs. Jordan Johnson (#7) (Men’s Light Heavyweight)
  3. Vinny Magalhaes (#3) vs. Rashid Yusupov (#6) (Men’s Light Heavyweight)
  4. Bozigit Ataev (#4) vs. Viktor Nemkov (#5) (Men’s Light Heavyweight)
  5. Denis Goltsov (#1) vs. Satoshi Ishii (#8) (Men’s Heavyweight)
  6. Muhammed DeReese (#2) vs. Jared Rosholt (#7) (Men’s Heavyweight)
  7. Alex Nicholson (#3) vs. Francimar Barroso (#6) (Men’s Heavyweight)
  8. Kevin Tiller (#4) vs. Ali Isaev (#5) (Men’s Heavyweight)
  9. Men’s Light Heavyweight Semi-Final Match #1
  10. Men’s Light Heavyweight Semi-Final Match #2
  11. Men’s Heavyweight Semi-Final Match #1
  12. Men’s Heavyweight Semi-Final Match #2

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