On Friday, Aug. 13, the Professional Fighters League hosted PFL 2021 7: Playoffs from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The event marked the first action of the 2021 PFL playoffs. Fighters in the welterweight and lightweight divisions were the first to compete. The night was headlined by longtime UFC standout and former Bellator champion Rory MacDonald opposite 2019 PFL welterweight title winner Ray Cooper III.
The event began at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+. The main card followed at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN 2.
Ray Cooper III def. Rory Macdonald by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – welterweight semifinal
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sabidou Sy (30-27 x3) – welterweight semifinal
Raush Manfio def. Clay Collard by unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – lightweight semifinal
Loik Radzhabov def. Alexander Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – lightweight semifinal
Gleison Tibau def. Micah Terrill by technical submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 1, 2:18
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Darrel Horcher by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-27)
Brett Cooper def. Tyler Hill by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:32
Magomed Umalatov def. Leonardo Silva by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Michael Lombardo def. Kyron Bowen by TKO (leg kicks). Round 1, 3:42
Elvin Espinoza def. Hopeton Stewart by technical submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:45
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