On Thursday, Aug. 16, the Professional Fighters League continued its 2018 regular season from the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

The night’s action was highlighted by the continuation of the promotion’s welterweight and middleweight tournaments. In the main event, Ray Cooper III looked to build on his TKO win over Jake Shields as he meets Ukrainian Pavlo Kusch.

Also on the main card, former Olympic judoka Kayla Harrison met Jozette Cotton in a lightweight bout.

The preliminary card aired live at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook. The main card continued on NBC Sports Network at 10 p.m. ET.

Ray Cooper III def. Pavel Kusch by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:18
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Kayla Harrison def. Jozette Cotton by TKO (punches). Round 3, 1:24
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Jonatan Westin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Joao Zeferino def. Yuri Villefort by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 1:10
Rick Story def. Carl Minus by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:55
Jake Shields def. Herman Terrado by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Bruno Santos def. John Howard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Anderson Goncalves by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:27
Shamil Gamzatov def. Rex Harris by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Louis Taylor def. Andre Lobato by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Gasan Umalatov def. Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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