Kayla Harrison (PFL)

PFL 2021 3 Results: Ferreira Controversially Defeats Werdum, Harrison Destroys Morais

On Thursday, May 6, the Professional Fighters League hosted the third event of its season, PFL 2021 3, from the Ocean Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

In the night’s headliner, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum made his promotional debut opposite fellow Brazilian Renan Ferreira. Werdum locked on a triangle choke and Ferreira tapped, but the referee did not see it. As Werdum released his squeeze, Ferreira rained punches and produced a knockout finish of the veteran.

Also on the card, 2019 women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison began her quest for a second title as she took on newcomer Mariana Morais.


The action kicked off on ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET, with the main card airing live on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET.

Renan Ferreira def. Fabricio Werdum by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:32
Kayla Harrison def. Mariana Morais by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:23
Brandon Sayles def. Mohammed Usman by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:42
Larissa Pacheco def. Julija Pajić by TKO (punches). Round 1, 0:51
Bruno Cappelozza def. Ante Delija by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0:46
Kaitlin Young def. Cindy Dandois by unanimous decision (30-27 x3
Genah Fabian def. Laura Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Denis Goltsov def. Muhammed DeReese by TKO (punches). Round 1, 4:21
Taylor Guardado def. Helena Kolesnyk by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Magomed Umalatov def. Kyron Bowen by TKO (punch). Round 2, 0:07