On Thursday, April 29, the Professional Fighters League hosted the second event of its season, PFL 2021 2, from the Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.
In the night’s headliner, former Bellator MMA champion and UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald made his league debut against fellow UFC alum Curtis Millender.
Also on the card, two of the promotion’s previous champions began their quest to repeat as welterweight titlist Ray Cooper III took on French Guiana’s Jason Ponet and light heavyweight champ Emiliano Sordi faced UFC and GLORY Kickboxing veteran Chris Camozzi.
The action kicked off on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET, with the main card airing live on ESPN 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
Rory MacDonald def. Curtis Millender by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:38
Ray Cooper III def. Jason Ponet by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 1:23
João Zeferino def. Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Emiliano Sordi def. Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-27)
Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Tom Lawlor by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:43
Cezar Ferreira def. Nick Roehrick by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:37
Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin ruled a no-contest (accidental eye poke). Round 2, 1:56
Marthin Hamlet Nielsen def. Dan Spohn by technical submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 0:52
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