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Hello my friends

I recently had a problem with my noot and lost my data from my PFL dynasty I was working on and now everything is ok ... I'm back.

I was thinking about a UFC or Bellator dynasty, but the PFL style, I think it's really cool and even though I still don't have the best fighters, I decided to do it again.

I start from the third season and I will do as I was planning in my last dynasty.

I hope you like it and keep following.
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PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE

The Professional Fighters League (PFL), formerly the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), is a mixed martial arts league. It is the first professional MMA organization to present MMA in a format in which individual athletes compete in a regular season, “win-or-go-home” post-season, and championship. PFL debuted its inaugural season on June 7, 2018 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. In 2018, each champion in the six weight classes won a championship prize of $1 million each.

Fight Format and Point System

PFL uses the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts regulated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The League uses a unique ten-sided (decagon) cage for their events.

The eight fighters with the most points in each weight class advance will advance to the playoff rounds. The point system consists of outcome-based scoring and bonuses for an early win. Under the outcome-based scoring system, the winner of a fight receives three points and the loser receives zero points. If the fight ends in a draw, both fighters will receive one point. The bonus for winning a fight in the first, second, or third round is three points, two points, and one point, respectively. For example, if a fighter wins a fight in the first round, the fighter will receive six total points.

RULES

WEIGHT CLASSES

The announcement of the divisions and the cast will be made at a press conference to be held.

NUMBER OF FIGHTERS

There will be 12 fighters per division.

INJURIES AND REPLACEMENTS

PFL will have a pool of alternate fighters to draw from in the event that one of the 12 fighters in each division suffers an injury that prevents him from continuing.

- Alternates will make show/win amounts and their fights will count towards the final playoff totals.

- In the event that one of the 12 fighters is deemed ineligible for his first fight, the 13th fighter will be added as a replacement.

- In the event that the commission deems fighter A unfit to compete, the PFL will book an alternate fighter to compete against fighter B. In the event that there is no time to book an alternate, fighter B will be awarded a Walkover (three points) as well as his win.

MISSING WEIGHT

If an athlete misses weight for a regular season fight, they will forfeit 15 percent of their purse. The athlete will still be able to compete – contingent up other fighter agreeing – but will earn zero points for that match.

If that athlete misses weight a second time during the regular season, they will be removed from the competition for the season.

If the Athletic Commission calls off a fight – for any reason – the fighter who is unable to compete will earn zero points while their opponent, will be awarded a three points.

Walkover example: Fighter A is facing fighter B in the first round of the regular season.

Fighter A becomes ill and is not medically cleared to fight by the state athletic commission. If a suitable replacement opponent is not secured, Fighter B will be awarded three points.

Any fighter that fails to make their contracted weight during the playoff or championship round will be ruled ineligible and removed from the competition. The next seeded alternate (9,10,11,12,alternate fighter) will be summoned to join the season and take the fight.

SEASON SCORING

Scoring is calculated as follows (Points awarded is first number):

WIN:
Knockout/Submission - 3 Points
Unanimous Decision - 3 Points
Split Decision - 3 Points
Walkover - 3 Points
Draw - 1 Point

LOSS:
Decision - 0 Points
Other than Decision - 0 Points

Bonus for early finish (Points awarded is first number):

Three Round Fights:
Round 1 - 3 Points
Round 2 - 2 Points
Round 3 - 1 Points

REGULAR SEASON TO PLAYOFF TIEBREAKERS

In the event that two or more fighters are tied in number of points after their two regular season bouts, we will go to the following tie breakers in order to set the playoff seeding accordingly.

1. Head to Head (Did you already beat your tied opponent?)
2. Number of Wins and Losses
3. Number of finishes
4. Least amount of time spent in the cage (when winning)
5. Most amount of time spent in the cage (when losing)
6. Combined scores on judges’ scorecards (for both fights)

REGULAR SEASON

After the qualifying will be determined the positions from 1 to 12 of the ranking for season.

The top eight will join the eight qualifying ranks.

PLAYOFF

In playoffs the matches will be as follows:

Quarter-Finals

Fight 1: #1 vs. #8
Fight 2: #4 vs. #5
Fight 3: #3 vs. #6
Fight 4: #2 vs. #7

Semi-Finals

Fight 1: winF1 vs. winF2
Fight 2: winF3 vs. winF4

Finals

Fight 1: winF1 vs. winF2

The Semi-finals and Final of the divisions will take place all in one day.

List of PFL Champions

Season 2018

Heavyweight

Philipe Lins

Light Heavyweight

Sean O´Connell

Middleweight

Louis Taylor

Welterweight

Magomed Magomedkerimov

Lightweight

Natan Schulte

Featherweight

Lance Palmer

Season 2019

Heavyweight

Ali Isayev

Light Heavyweight

Emiliano Sordi

Welterweight

Ray Cooper III

Lightweight

Natan Schulte

Women´s Lightweight

Kayla Harrison

Featherweight

Lance Palmer


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Always enjoyed your dynasties!
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Looking forward to this. Will be watching.
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welcome back!

Always enjoyed your dynasties!
Thanks mattu29... I hope q follow more of this dynasty !!
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oh my friend cagerage you and mattu29 accompany me and always participate i hope you like this work more whenever you want to comment and make suggestions ... thanks again for following me
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PFL Numbers & Records

Most Season Champion: Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte (2)

Youngest Champion: Ray Cooper III (26 Years old)

Oldest Champion: Louis Taylor (40 Years old)

Most Season Final fights: Lance Palmer, Natan Schulte and Ray Cooper III (2)

Most Main Events fights: Ray Cooper III (3)

Most Fights: Jared Rosholt, Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte (11)

Most Wins: Lance Palmer (11)

Most KO Wins: Ray Cooper III (2)

Most TKO Wins: Ray Cooper III (4)

Most Submission Wins: Lance Palmer (4)

Most Decision Wins: Lance Palmer (7)

- Lance Palmer and Louis Taylor were the first former WSOF Champions to win PFL Season. (2018)

- Kayla Harrison was the first woman to win PFL Season. (2019)

- Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte were the first to win PFL Season for the second time.

- Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte were the first to win PFL Season in two times at same weight. (Palmer at Featherweight and Schulte at Lightweight 2018/2019)

- Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte were the first to win PFL Season in consecutive years. (2018/2019)

Season Champions by nationality
USA (6)
Brazil (3)
Russia (2)
Argentina (1)

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PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE - SEASON 2020 PRESS CONFERENCE

This afternoon the PFL held the 2020 season press conference.

Professional Fighters League president Ray Sefo announced the new season.

Among the news for this season is the addition of the men's Flyweight division and the Women's Featherweight division, which Sefo analyzed during the conference.

"Yes, that Flyweight addition was great, we got good fighters to participate in the season and we managed to get Kayla Harrison to take part in a division below and with that we will have a female division for another consecutive year."

Among the novelties for this season were announced large signings of well-known names such as Ronda Rousey, Cain Velasquez, Nick Diaz, Rory MacDonald, Alexander Gustaffson, Gilbert Melendez, Mark Hunt, Kyoji Horiguchi among others and Sefo spoke about the power of PFL in adding great available MMA fighters.

"With each passing season we bring in other fighters to increase the level of competition in the quest for the million, and that also leaves the fighters motivated to come here, and we hope that the next season will be even better for what is to come."

Sefo also announced the PFL "fight night" events that will be held starting this season.

"These events will be held for fighters who will be able to enter at any time during the season as replacements, in case of injury, as a qualifier for upcoming seasons and of course to discover new talent for the PFL squad."

Still on the "Fight Night" events, Sefo confirmed that he will have fights in divisions that are not this season.

"Yes, we are going to work with all the weight divisions including those that are not in this season, especially the women's divisions so that in the following season we have at least two divisions in dispute."

The season will start in February and will have all fights broadcast on ESPN+, featuring Michael Schiavello and Randy Couture and complete coverage with pre fight / post fight and play-by-play reviews on the blurcat.com website.

Roster - Season 2020

The season will feature eight weight divisions:

Heavyweight - 265 lbs.
Light Heavyweight - 205 lbs.
Middleweight - 185 lbs.
Welterweight - 170 lbs.
Lightweight - 155 lbs.
Featherweight - 145 lbs.
Flyweight - 145 lbs.
Women´s Featherweight - 145 lbs.

















(S18) - Season 18 Winner
(S19) - Season 19 Winner


PFL Events



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Professional Fighters League - Regular Season 2020

BACKGROUND

A Women´s Featherweight bout between Former UFC and Strikeforce Women´s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and Charmaine Tweet served as the main event.

PFL Season 2019 Heavyweight Winner Ali Isaev was expected to face Travis Browne. However, Isaev was forced to pull out due to a knee injury and was replaced by Francimar Barroso.

Vinicius Magalhaes and Tom Lawlor was originally scheduled PFL 1, however, Magalhaes had pulled out of the bout due a arm injury, this bout move to PFL 4.

STATS & FACTS

Ronda Rousey notable wins: Julia Budd, Miesha Tate (2x), Sarah Kaufman, Liz Carmouche, Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano.

Charmaine Tweet notable wins: Latoya Walker, Amanda Bell and Sy Jewett.

- This is the first time that fighters has headlined in PFL

- This card will have 9 former world champions in others organizations:

Ronda Rousey - Former UFC and Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion.
Gilbert Melendez - Former WEC and 2 Times Strikeforce Lightweight Champion
Albert Tumenov - Former ACA Welterweight Champion
Steve Carl - Former WSOF Welterweight Champion
Will Brooks - Former Bellator Lightweight Champion
Rafael Cavalcante - Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion
Rashid Yusupov - Former M-1 Global Light Heavyweight Champion
KJ Noons - Former EliteXC Lightweight Champion
Zach Makovsky - Former Bellator Bantamweight and RFA Flyweight Champion

- Rousey hasn´t won since August 2015.

- Rousey has finished 3 of her last 5 opponents.

- Francimar Barroso and Albert Tumenov has the most winning streak on this card (2)

- Gilbert Melendez the most losing streak on this card (5)

- 15 fighters on this card debut in PFL: Ronda Rousey, Charmaine Tweet, Gilbert Melendez, Jason Knight, Travis Browne, Daron Cruickshank, Rafael Cavalcante, Justin Wllis, Alexander Emelianenko, KJ Noons, Ali Bagautinov, Chico Camus, Chidi Njokuani, Zach Makovsky and Ashkan Mokhtarian.

BLURCAT PICKS

Rousey vs. Tweet: (7-0)

Melendez vs. Knight: (7-0)

Browne vs. Barroso: (7-0)

Tumenov vs. Carl: (7-0)

Brooks vs. Cruickshank: (7-0)

Yusupov vs. Cavalcante: (5-2)

Willis vs. Emelianenko: (6-1)

Noons vs. Radzhabov: (0-7)

Bagautinov vs. Camus: (7-0)

Magomedov vs. Njokuani: (7-0)

Makovsky vs. Mokhtarian (5-2)

PFL 1 Weigh-In Results: Ronda Rousey, Charmaine Tweet on Point

The Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale will be the site of the return of one of the greatest legends of martial arts in the world: Ronda Rousey. The most famous fighter in the world last entered the cage in December 2016 since she lost a valid fight for the UFC women's bantamweight title against Amanda Nunes and that's what practically everyone in MMA sport is talking about.

Rousey is trying to regain his throne when he opts for the PFL tournament, seeking the $ 1 million prize.

Rousey officially reached 145 pounds and looked as ferocious as ever before leaving after gaining weight. Tweet, meanwhile, also weighed in at 145 pounds.

The PFL 1 co-main event features two-time former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez against Jason Knight. The two men entered the point and reached exactly 145 pounds.

At the end of the weigh-in, none of the fighters reached the limit of the categories and all fights at the beginning of the season were confirmed.

PFL 1: Regular Season 2020
Date: March 20, 2020
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
City: Uniondale, New York, USA


Main Event

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Ronda Rousey (145 lbs) vs. Charmaine Tweet (145 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Featherweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez (145 lbs) vs. Jason Knight (145 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne (260 lbs) vs. Francimar Barroso (220 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov (170 lbs) vs. Steve Carl (170 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Will Brooks (155 lbs) vs. Daron Cruickshank (155 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Rashid Yusupov (205 lbs) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (205 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight Bout: Justin Wllis (265 lbs) vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (254 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: KJ Noons (155 lbs) vs. Loik Radzhabov (155 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Ali Bagautinov (125 lbs) vs. Chico Camus (125 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Abusupiyan Magomedov (185 lbs) vs. Chidi Njokuani (185 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Zach Makovsky (125 lbs) vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian (125 lbs)


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PFL 1: Regular Season 2020
Date: March 20, 2020
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
City: Uniondale, New York, USA


Main Event

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Ronda Rousey (145 lbs) vs. Charmaine Tweet (145 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Featherweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez (145 lbs) vs. Jason Knight (145 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne (260 lbs) vs. Francimar Barroso (220 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov (170 lbs) vs. Steve Carl (170 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Will Brooks (155 lbs) vs. Daron Cruickshank (155 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Rashid Yusupov (205 lbs) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (205 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight Bout: Justin Willis (265 lbs) vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (254 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: KJ Noons (155 lbs) vs. Loik Radzhabov (155 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Ali Bagautinov (125 lbs) vs. Chico Camus (125 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Abusupiyan Magomedov (185 lbs) vs. Chidi Njokuani (185 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Zach Makovsky (125 lbs) vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian (125 lbs)
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PFL 1: Regular Season 2020
Date: March 20, 2020
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
City: Uniondale, New York, USA

Main Event

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Ronda Rousey (145 lbs) vs. Charmaine Tweet (145 lbs)

Co-Main Event

Featherweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez (145 lbs) vs. Jason Knight (145 lbs)

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne (260 lbs) vs. Francimar Barroso (220 lbs)

Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov (170 lbs) vs. Steve Carl (170 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: Will Brooks (155 lbs) vs. Daron Cruickshank (155 lbs)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Rashid Yusupov (205 lbs) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (205 lbs)

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight Bout: Justin Wllis (265 lbs) vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (254 lbs)

Lightweight Bout: KJ Noons (155 lbs) vs. Loik Radzhabov (155 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Ali Bagautinov (125 lbs) vs. Chico Camus (125 lbs)

Middleweight Bout: Abusupiyan Magomedov (185 lbs) vs. Chidi Njokuani (185 lbs)

Flyweight Bout: Zach Makovsky (125 lbs) vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian (125 lbs)
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Professional Fighters League 1: Regular Season 2020: PLAY BY PLAY & RESULTS

Flyweight Bout: Zach Makovsky (20-9) vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-3)

Round 1
We are underway! Mokhtarian comes forward to attack. Mokhtarian moves inside, into the pocket, looking to pressure Makovsky. Mokhtarian throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Mokhtarian throws a punch but Makovsky was equal to it. They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. Mokhtarian confidently comes in closer. Mokhtarian fails to find a home for his jab, but then hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Mokhtarian can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then scores with a right cross that landed hard. Mokhtarian hits a left jab and then scores with a right cross. Makovsky comes in, looking for a takedown. Makovsky gets hold of a leg but Mokhtarian remains standing, hopping on the other foot. Makovsky uses the position to drive Mokhtarian up against the cage. With Mokhtarian stuck against the cage, Makovsky tries to reap a leg with a sharp sweep in order to trip him to the floor. He trips Mokhtarian, sending him down! The takedown allows Makovsky to take the back of Mokhtarian. Mokhtarian is in huge trouble now, as Makovsky successfully gets both hooks in. With both hooks in and therefore great control of the body, Makovsky tries to finish Mokhtarian off with a rear naked choke. The rear naked choke is in deep, Mokhtarian has to tap out! By submission, the winner is Zach Makovsky!

Official Result: Zach Makovsky def. Ashkan Mokhtarian by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:30 of Round 1.

Middleweight Bout: Abusupiyan Magomedov (22-4-1) vs. Chidi Njokuani (18-7-1 NC)

Round 1
There's the opening bell! The fighters touch gloves. Magomedov chooses to shoot in on Njokuani. Njokuani partially defends it and ends up hopping on one foot while Magomedov has a hold of the other. Magomedov drives Njokuani up against the cage. Magomedov has gotten underhooks in and is looking to take Njokuani to the ground. He lifts his opponent and drives him down with a Greco-Roman slam! He gets side control of it! Magomedov tries to ensnare Njokuani in an arm triangle. Njokuani fights off the arm triangle attempt. Magomedov attempts the mount. He doesn't get the mount, but only because Njokuani rolled over and gave up his back instead. Magomedov increases his control by getting both hooks in. Magomedov fires away and manages to connect with two or three heavy shots that rock Njokuani! We pass the halfway mark of this round. With both hooks in, Magomedov tries to flatten Njokuani out for the rear naked choke. The rear naked choke is in deep, Njokuani has to tap out! By submission, the winner is Abusupiyan Magomedov!

Official Result: Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Chidi Njokuani by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:06 of Round 1.

Flyweight Bout: Ali Bagautinov (18-7) vs. Chico Camus (18-8-1 NC)

Round 1
Round one begins! They start with a touch of gloves. Bagautinov comes forward, willing to take a few shots as long as he can get close enough to wrestle. Camus can't hit a set-up left jab, but then hits Bagautinov with a leg kick. Bagautinov seizes the chance and grabs Camus into a clinch. Bagautinov is trying to push Camus so that his back is up against the cage. Bagautinov does it, Camus is stuck with his back to the cage. With the cage trapping Camus, Bagautinov tries to set up a suplex. A suplex blasts Camus into the ground. Camus winds up seated, his back to the cage, with Bagautinov pressing onto him. Not liking his options, Bagautinov looks to get a better position over Camus. Bagautinov shifts his position brilliantly to get mount! Bagautinov tries to ensnare Camus in an armbar. The armbar is fully applied, Camus has no option but to tap out! Ali 'Puncher' Bagautinov takes the win by submission!

Official Result: Ali Bagautinov def. Chico Camus by Submission (Armbar) in 2:13 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout: KJ Noons (13-9-1 NC) vs. Loik Radzhabov (13-2-1)

Round 1
And here we go! They engage in the center. Noons hits a kick to the lead leg. Radzhabov misses with a left jab but connects cleanly with a right hand. The two fighters engage with strikes but neither lands anything worthwhile. Both fighters step in to strike. Radzhabov slips past a right hook and counters with two jabs that are followed by a left roundhouse kick to the body. Noons comes forward looking to force a striking exchange. Radzhabov lands two left hands in the exchange. Noons connects with two left hands and then he catches Radzhabov with a right hook to the body. There's an exchange of strikes at relatively close range but nothing really lands. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter gives or takes any real damage. Moving forward constantly, Noons is pressuring Radzhabov. Radzhabov manages a counter jab. Noons hits a left jab and then he catches Radzhabov with a right hook to the body. We move into the second half of this round. Both fighters move in and engage. Radzhabov misses a jab but hits a glancing high kick. Noons finds a good angle and lands a nice one-two. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. An exchange of strikes doesn't go anywhere. Both fighters move in and engage. Radzhabov uses a left jab but misses with a right hand. Noons scores with a jab and also hits a left hook to the body. Noons fails to find a home for his jab, but then catches Radzhabov with a right hook. Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.

I think Radzhabov took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

Round 2
We are back underway! Both fighters come together and strike. Radzhabov misses a big right hand, putting him off balance and allowing Noons to attack with a jab and a right hand. The two fighters engage. Radzhabov is off-target with a jab but connects with a right hand. Noons lands a left hook. Moving forward constantly, Noons is pressuring Radzhabov. Radzhabov hit a counter left hand. A jab is wide from Noons, but then he scores with a right cross. Both fighters meet in the center. Noons scores with a brace of jabs and also scores with a left hook to the side of the body. Radzhabov lands two jabs but doesn't find the mark with a right hook. Noons comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Radzhabov lands two left hands in the exchange. Noons connects with a nice jab and then he lands a big right hand. Noons steps forward, looking to strike. Radzhabov hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Two jabs hit home from Noons and then he hits Radzhabov with a leg kick. Taking a few gulps of breath, Noons is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. The two fighters come forward and engage. Noons lands a left jab and also lands a nice right hook. Radzhabov lands a nice right hook. We pass the halfway mark of this round. The two fighters engage. Radzhabov uses a left jab but misses a right hook. Noons misses with a left jab but connects with a right hand. Noons comes forward, walking down Radzhabov. Radzhabov scores with two counter jabs. A jab hits home from Noons and then he catches Radzhabov with a right hook to the body. Noons attacks with strikes. Radzhabov hits a jab in the exchange. Noons hits a couple of minor left hands, but a big right to the body fails to find the target. Noons connects with a nice jab and then lands a big right hand. They come together and trade leather but neither fighter really does any damage. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. Both fighters move in and engage. Noons slips past a right hook attempt and attacks with a right cross. Noons comes forward, walking down Radzhabov. Noons avoids a jab and is able to move into the pocket. A jab lands from Noons but Radzhabov evades a big right punch. Both fighters come together and strike. Noons dodges a right hand and counter-attacks with a jab and a right hand to the body that is too short. Noons, who looks very tired, gets grabbed by Radzhabov. Noons gets caught with a couple of nice short punches as Radzhabov uses his dirty boxing to inflict some punishment. Time expires and we come to the end of round two. Good round, that's the sort of action we like to see.

That round goes to Noons, 10-9 on my card.

According to my scorecard, that leaves the fighters dead even with just one round remaining.

Round 3
And here we go, one last round! Both fighters meet in the center. Noons lands a left jab and a right cross. Radzhabov hits a jab but has a right hand absorbed on the gloves. Both fighters move in and engage. Noons scores with a jab and also hits a kick to the leg. Radzhabov uses a left jab and also connects cleanly with a right hand. A little fatigue may be creeping in, Noons is starting to move noticeably more slowly now. For the first time, Radzhabov is starting to breathe a little heavier. The two fighters engage. Noons lands a left jab but has a right hand blocked. Radzhabov misses with a left jab but lands a nice right hook. Breathing very hard, Noons is looking ragged. Radzhabov acknowledges some instructions from his corner with a curt nod of the head and returns his full attention to the fight. They engage in the center. Noons scores with a left hook. Radzhabov scores with a great right hook. Both fighters come together and strike. A brief strike exchange passes without either fighter landing. Noons has a right hook blocked. Radzhabov misses with an attempted shot to the body. An exchange of strikes happens right in the center of the cage but neither fighter lands anything good. We pass the halfway mark of this round. Both fighters step in to strike. Noons scores with a left hook. Radzhabov hits a jab and also scores with a massive right hook to the jaw! It's a knock out! Noons is down and out! The winner, by knock out; Loik Radzhabov!

Official Result: Loik Radzhabov def. KJ Noons by KO (Punch) in 2:40 of Round 3.

Heavyweight Bout: Justin Willis (8-2) vs. Aleksander Emelianenko (28-7-1)

Round 1
Round one begins! We start with a touch of gloves. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. They stand and trade in the center of the cage but neither fighter gives or takes any real damage. Willis comes forward looking to force a striking exchange. Emelianenko lands a left hand in the exchange. Attacking with speed, Willis uses a flurry of three punches, none of which land, and then he hits Emelianenko with a leg kick. The two combatants meet in the center and start to strike. Emelianenko misses with a left jab but scores with a right hook. Willis is off target with a right jab but nails a left cross. Willis looks to have been cut under his eye. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. The two fighters engage. Willis counters a leg kick with a right jab and a left cross that just misses. They engage in the center. Emelianenko uses a left jab but can't make contact on a right head kick. Willis is off target with a right jab but scores with a great left hook. Emelianenko had looked like he was angling to grapple, but couldn't take the initiative. Willis doesn't trouble his opponent with a combination ending in a low kick to the legs. Both fighters come together and strike. Emelianenko uses a left jab but misses a right hook. Willis scores with two punches out of a sudden flurry but finds a big left hand blocked. Both fighters come together and strike. Willis misses a left hook and leaves himself open to be countered with a left jab and a low kick that can't connect. We're into the final minute of the round. Willis forces an exchange of strikes. Emelianenko throws a counter jab but misses. Willis throws two quick punches but doesn't hit with either. They come together and strike. Willis parries away a left head kick attempt and counters with a jab and a high kick that misses. The clock is stopped as referee Marc Goddard wants to check the cut on Willis. The doctor checks the cut, but seems happy that it does not present too much of a problem. Referee Marc Goddard signals for the fight to continue! The time runs out on round one.

I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Willis.

Round 2
There's the bell and round number two begins! They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. The two fighters engage. Willis misses a left cross that leaves him wide open to the counter. Emelianenko comes in with a quick left jab and a right hand. They exchange strikes but nothing really gets through. They engage in the center. Neither fighter manages to find the target in an exchange of strikes. Emelianenko misses a jab and also doesn't get a leg kick. Willis has a leg kick easily checked. The two fighters come together and strike but it's really tentative and nothing comes of it. They come together and strike. Willis hits a right jab but has a left hand absorbed on the gloves. Emelianenko finds a way past his opponent's guard and lands a sharp one-two. Taking a few gulps of breath, Willis is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. Emelianenko is still moving well, but he is definitely breathing a little deeper now. Willis attacks with strikes. Emelianenko tries to hit a jab, but misses. Willis throws some strikes and a kick to the body, but Emelianenko avoids them all. They engage in the center. Emelianenko hits a left jab but misses with a head kick attempt. Willis lands a nice left hook. Willis comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Emelianenko hit a counter left hand. Willis throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. Willis comes forward, walking down Emelianenko. Emelianenko manages a counter jab. Willis connects with a jab but finds nothing but air with a big left. Both fighters meet in the center. Emelianenko checks a leg kick and counters with a jab and a quick kick to the lead leg. They engage in the center. Willis misses a big left hand, putting him off balance and allowing Emelianenko to attack with a right hand that landed cleanly. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. Both fighters come together and strike. Showing his fast hands, Emelianenko throws a flurry of four punches that end with a right hook. Willis misses a jab but connects cleanly with a left hand. Both fighters move in and engage. Willis lands a nice left hook. Emelianenko hits a good right hand. Both fighters come together and strike. Emelianenko counters a left hand with a left jab and a right hand that narrowly fails to connect. They come together and strike. Emelianenko slips past a left hook attempt and attacks with a jab and a right hook that is avoided at the last second. The time is up, and that's the end of round two.

I think Emelianenko took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
And here we go, one last round! Willis stalks forward, pressuring Emelianenko. Emelianenko misses with a left hand in the exchange. Willis throws a two-punch combo but Emelianenko avoids both. The two fighters stand and trade strikes but neither lands anything damaging. Looking shattered, they all but collapse into each other and clinch. Emelianenko tries to wrestle Willis backward and up against the cage. Emelianenko does it, Willis is stuck with his back to the cage. Willis takes a sharp stomp to the foot. Emelianenko is looking to get Willis in a Muay Thai clinch. He gets it and now has Willis in trouble. Using the clinch, Emelianenko blasts Willis with a sternum-crunching knee to the chest. Willis doesn't look like he has much left in the tank. Willis blocks a knee strike, but cannot get free of the Muay Thai clinch. Emelianenko is breathing very hard. Using the clinch, Emelianenko hits a vicious knee to the ribs of Willis. Willis tries to wrestle free of the Muay Thai clinch, but cannot. From the clinch, Willis gets caught with a knee to the chest. Emelianenko finally loses his grip and the clinch is broken. They stand and trade blows but neither can land anything damaging. Willis acknowledges some instructions from his corner with a curt nod of the head and returns his full attention to the fight. Both fighters move in and engage. Emelianenko is off-target with a jab and also has a right hand taken on the gloves. Willis is off-target with a jab and also has a left hand blocked. Willis acknowledges some instructions from his corner with a curt nod of the head and returns his full attention to the fight. Both fighters meet in the center. Willis lands a right jab but misses with a left hand. Emelianenko lands a left jab and also lands a nice right hook. We're into the final minute of the round. Both fighters move in and engage. Emelianenko counters a left hand with a right hook. A strike has re-opened the gash underneath the eye of Willis. Both fighters step in to strike. Willis is off-target with a jab but connects with a left hand. Emelianenko lands a left jab but finds his right cross blocked. From the looks of things, I don't think Willis has much energy left. Willis glances at the clock, grimacing slightly. Both fighters come together and strike. There's a burst of strikes but neither fighter can land a blow. Emelianenko misses with a right hook to the ribs. Willis misses a jab and also finds his left cross blocked. From the looks of things, I don't think Emelianenko has much energy left. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

That round goes to Emelianenko, 10-9 on my card.

Here come the official scores. All three judges give a score of 29-28.

So the winner, by unanimous decision, is Aleksander Emelianenko!

Official Result: Aleksander Emelianenko def. Justin Willis by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28).

Light Heavyweight Bout: Rashid Yusupov (12-2) vs. Rafael Cavalcante (13-7-1 NC)

Round 1
Round one begins! Setting it up well, Yusupov shoots in for a takedown. He has the takedown! Feijao pulls guard. However, Feijao locked up a guillotine on the way over and now threatens with a submission attempt! Yusupov works a hand in and pulls free before the guillotine can be fully sunk in. Yusupov throws a few relatively weak left hands. Yusupov unloads with some elbows but Feijao deals with them comfortably. Feijao attempts to secure an arm. Yusupov defends it. Yusupov fires off a handful of punches, each easily being blocked with gloves. Feijao tries to pull Yusupov in close and pepper him with short strikes, but can't. We've now passed the halfway mark in this round. Time slips away as Yusupov successfully keeps Feijao stuck against the ground. The lengthy period of stalemate results in the referee standing them both back up. Feijao comes forward looking to force a striking exchange. Feijao moves into the pocket. Feijao can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then he hits a nice straight right. Shoulders hunched, Feijao studies his opponent, looking for an opportunity. Feijao forces an exchange of strikes. Yusupov misses with a right hand in the exchange. Feijao lands two jabs, but his big right hand follow-up misses. Feijao comes forward to attack. Feijao steps into the pocket, showing little fear of Yusupov. Feijao throws a quick one-two but doesn't land either blow. There's a takedown attempt from Yusupov. Feijao gets taken down by a single leg, and has to pull guard. Yusupov throws several small strikes at Feijao, always keeping close body-to-body contact so that he has no space to work with. Yusupov doesn't allow Feijao to lock him up with double underhooks. Not giving his opponent any room to work, Yusupov keeps close body-to-body contact while throwing short strikes to the head and body. Using his leg strength to push Yusupov back a bit, Feijao looks to scramble for position. Yusupov seizes the opportunity, Feijao was too slow and gets caught in side control. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.

That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Yusupov.

Round 2
Round two begins! Both fighters move in and engage. Yusupov misses with a big left hand, allowing Feijao to counter with a great right hook. Yusupov wants to grapple but is clearly wary of his opponent's striking. Feijao can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then scores with a right cross. Feijao comes forward on the attack. Yusupov throws a counter right but doesn't connect. Feijao throws a two-punch combo but Yusupov avoids both. Taking a few gulps of breath, Feijao is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. They engage in the center. Yusupov hits a right cross. Feijao lands a nice right hook. Feijao moves forward, constantly trying to pressure Yusupov into exchanging strikes. Yusupov manages a counter jab. Feijao can't connect with a jab, but then he scores with a right cross that landed hard. The fighters go toe-to-toe with strikes but neither lands anything significant in the exchange. Feijao comes forward on the attack. Yusupov fires off a counter jab. A feint is bought entirely by Yusupov, leaving him wide open. Feijao can't connect with a jab, but then he scores with a right cross. They exchange a few strikes but nothing significant lands. We go past the halfway point of this round. Yusupov shoots in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is completed, it was a single leg and Feijao is left on his back pulling guard. The clock runs down as Feijao is being smothered against the ground by Yusupov. The clock runs down as Feijao is being smothered against the ground by Yusupov. Yusupov begins trying to pass the guard. He passes guard, but Feijao was ready and immediately starts to scramble. We have one minute of the round remaining. The scramble sees Yusupov up first, and he is quick to grab a waist lock on Feijao, gaining back control. Yusupov, holding Feijao from behind, looks to try and drag him down to the floor. Feijao digs in and manages to defend the takedown. The time is up, and that's the end of round two.

I think Feijao took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

It looks like whoever can win this final round should also win the fight.

Round 3
It's the final round and we are back underway! A quick exchange of strikes does not produce any damage. Feijao forces an exchange of strikes. Yusupov hit a counter right hand. Feijao can't connect with a jab, but then he catches Yusupov with a right kick to the head. Feijao stalks forward, pressuring Yusupov. Feijao moves inside, into the pocket, looking to pressure Yusupov. A jab hits home from Feijao and then he hits Yusupov with a beauty of a straight right. Feijao appears to be feeling a little fatigue for the first time in this fight, his hands are starting to lower just a fraction. Feijao comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Yusupov hits a jab in the exchange. Feijao can't hit a set-up left jab, but then he hits Yusupov with a beauty of a straight right. A quick exchange of strikes doesn't lead to anything. Feijao steps forward and a striking exchange begins. Yusupov misses with a right hand in the exchange. Feijao can't hit a set-up left jab, but then he hits Yusupov with a beauty of a straight right. The two fighters engage with strikes but nothing significant lands. Feijao doesn't look like he has much left in the tank. For the first time, Yusupov is starting to breathe a little heavier. Feijao can't connect with a jab, but then catches Yusupov with a crunching right hook. We move into the second half of this round. There's a takedown attempt from Yusupov. The takedown is completed, Feijao is on his back and pulls half guard. That's his fourth takedown. Yusupov lands a glancing elbow strike on Feijao. Feijao tries to move from half guard to full guard, but Yusupov doesn't allow it. Yusupov lands a glancing elbow strike on Feijao. Feijao tries to sweep Yusupov but doesn't get anywhere. Yusupov begins trying to get his leg free of the half guard. Yusupov almost gets side control, but Feijao was ready and a scramble for position ensues. The scramble leaves Feijao on his back pulling guard. Yusupov fires away with elbows but Feijao doesn't take any undue damage. Feijao tries a sweep from the bottom of the guard, but doesn't budge Yusupov. Yusupov drops three elbows but does minimal damage. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

I think Feijao took that round, 10-9 on my score card.

The judges have given their scores, which are about to be announced.

All three judges have scored it 29-28.

The winner, by unanimous decision, is Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante!


Official Result: Rafael Cavalcante def. Rashid Yusupov by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28).

Lightweight Bout: Will Brooks (20-4-1) vs. Daron Cruickshank (22-13-1 NC)

Round 1
We are underway! The fighters touch gloves. Cruickshank throws a punch but Brooks avoids it. A one-two from Cruickshank fails to land. Brooks seizes the chance and grabs Cruickshank into a clinch. Brooks uses a nice knee strike from the grapple and catches Cruickshank to the side of the stomach. Brooks is trying to push Cruickshank so that his back is up against the cage. Brooks manages it and controls Cruickshank up against the cage. Brooks hits Cruickshank, who is pressed up against the cage, with a nice short uppercut. Cruickshank is pressed up against the cage and simply can't break the control that Brooks has over him. A full minute passes with the two opponents pressed up close and exchanging short punches to the body and side of the head. Brooks smothers Cruickshank up against the cage. The gruelling grappling contest continues for about the next sixty seconds with both fighters looking to avoid leaving any openings. Brooks pins Cruickshank up against the cage and hits a couple of nice right hands to the side of the head. With the fight having been stuck against the cage for a lengthy period of time, the referee restarts them back in the center. We move into the final sixty seconds of this round. Cruickshank moves in closer, ready to attack. Brooks uses a left jab while backing away. Cruickshank hits a left jab and then scores with a spinning back kick to the body. It looked like we were about to see Brooks try and get some grappling started, but Cruickshank was more aggressive and took the initiative. Two jabs hit home from Cruickshank and then he lands a roundhouse kick to the body. Cruickshank moves in behind three quick punches, all of them landing, but Brooks avoids a big right. The time is up, and that's the end of round one.

I'd say that was definitely 10-9 in favour of Brooks.

Round 2
There's the bell and round number two begins! Cruickshank steps in and looks to unleash. Brooks may have been aiming to get in close, but Cruickshank aggressively took the initiative. Attacking with a quick flurry, Cruickshank lands one of three punches but misses with a vicious right hand. Cruickshank moves in on Brooks, preparing to throw. Cruickshank can't connect with his set-up strikes, but then catches Brooks with a right roundhouse kick to the body. Brooks comes in, apparently willing to take some hits if it means getting close enough to grapple. Cruickshank throws a quick punch but doesn't land. Brooks gets hold of Cruickshank. Brooks is looking to muscle Cruickshank back against the cage. Brooks can't manage it, Cruickshank fought it. Brooks is looking to muscle Cruickshank back against the cage. Brooks does it, Cruickshank is stuck with his back to the cage. Brooks smothers Cruickshank up against the cage. Brooks and Cruickshank remain up against the cage for the next minute, doing little other than throwing occasional short punches. We go past the halfway point of this round. Showing his ability to exert control, Brooks smothers Cruickshank up against the cage. They remain there for at least a minute, hitting each other with short punches to the body and side of the head. Having been stuck against the cage for a while without any progress, the referee brings them back to the center. Cruickshank is starting to slow down a touch, perhaps conserving a little energy. A tentative jab from Brooks lands. Cruickshank can't hit a set-up left jab, but then scores with a right cross. We're into the final minute of the round. Cruickshank lands a jab and then hits Brooks with a straight right. Cruickshank lands a jab and then catches Brooks with a right hook. Cruickshank can't connect with a jab, but then hits Brooks with a straight right. Brooks is able to grab Cruickshank. Round two ends as time expires.

That has to go down as a 10-9 round to Cruickshank.

We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
There's the bell and the final round begins! Brooks keeps slightly out of range, looking for a chance to dart in and start grappling. Cruickshank can't hit a set-up left jab, but then catches Brooks with a right hook. A quick flurry of punches from Cruickshank sees two of three hit home but Brooks dodges the leg kick that follows. A combo that ends with a roundhouse body kick fails to land for Cruickshank. Brooks catches the last kick! Holding the leg, Brooks tries for a takedown. The takedown is completed, Cruickshank is left on his back pulling guard. Cruickshank is controlled against the ground, unable to shift Brooks off of him. Cruickshank is controlled against the ground, unable to shift Brooks off of him. Time slips away as Brooks successfully keeps Cruickshank stuck against the ground. Not allowing his opponent any room to work submissions from, Brooks keeps close contact and throws short, stinging strikes. Cruickshank tries to ensnare an arm. Brooks doesn't let his arm get taken. The lengthy period of stalemate results in the referee standing them both back up. Cruickshank confidently comes in closer. A defensive jab hits from Brooks. Cruickshank throws a one-two, but Brooks was equal to it. Brooks comes in fast, looking for a takedown. Brooks gets the takedown! Cruickshank pulls guard. That's two takedowns from two attempts. There's under a minute left in this round. In guard, Brooks throws a couple of punches designed to keep Cruickshank guessing. Brooks deflects a couple of punches that Cruickshank threw from below. The clock runs down as Cruickshank is being smothered against the ground by Brooks. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

I have to give that round to Brooks, but only a 10-9.

The official scores are being reported now.

All three judges give 29-28.

Official Result: Will Brooks def. Daron Cruickshank by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28).

Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov (20-4) vs. Steve Carl (22-7)

Round 1
Round one begins! The fighters touch gloves. Tumenov closes the distance, obviously looking to strike. It looked like we were about to see Carl try and get some grappling started, but Tumenov was more aggressive and took the initiative. Stepping in, Tumenov throws three quick punches, three of which land, and then catches Carl with a beautiful right kick to the head. Carl backs off and covers up, clearly rocked! Tumenov immediately advances, sensing that this is a chance to end the fight! Tumenov smashes Carl with a big right hand through the guard! Down he goes! Tumenov senses victory and starts to unload with punches! Tumenov pounds away, Carl is barely able to offer any defence at all! Referee Mario Yamasaki pulls Tumenov away, stopping the fight! By TKO, the winner is Albert Tumenov!

Official Result: Albert Tumenov def. Steve Carl by TKO (Strikes) in 0:53 of Round 1.

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne (18-7-1) vs. Francimar Barroso (24-7-1-1 NC)

Round 1
We are underway! They start with a touch of gloves. There's a takedown attempt from Bodão. He has the takedown! It's a single leg, and Browne has to pull guard. In guard, Bodão throws a couple of punches designed to keep Browne guessing. Not allowing his opponent any room to work submissions from, Bodão keeps close contact and throws short, stinging strikes. Browne works some separation, then tries to quickly scramble his way into a better position. The scramble results in Bodão being on his back pulling guard. Browne starts trying to work to get past the guard. The pass attempt results in a scramble for position as Bodão tries to get back up. Browne manages to come out on top with side control. Browne throws a few right hands as he takes a moment to plan ahead. Bodão tries to move to guard, but Browne doesn't allow it. Browne throws a few right hands to the body. Bodão tries to transition to a guard, but can't manage it. Browne throws a few right hands, but is mainly trying to catch his breath. Bodão tries to move to guard, but Browne doesn't allow it. Browne tries to lock Bodão into an arm triangle. Bodão blocks it. Browne blocks an attempt to pull guard. Browne lands a powerful elbow strike that caught Bodão on the side of the head. With punches raining down, Bodão desperately tries to get away but only succeeds in giving up his back! Browne pounds away on Bodão, but few of the shots lands clean. Round one is brought to an end as time runs out.

That round goes to Browne, 10-9 on my card.

Round 2
There's the bell for the start of the round! Browne moves in closer, looking to open up and attack. Bodão may have been setting up to shoot, but Browne aggressively took the initiative. Browne hits a left hand, but then can't connect with a head kick. Browne looks confident, shortening the range as he looks to strike. Browne throws a punch but Bodão was equal to it. There's a takedown attempt from Bodão. A great sprawl from Browne prevents the takedown. Bodão shoots in, looking for a takedown. Browne partially defends it and ends up hopping on one foot while Bodão has a hold of the other. Bodão can't get Browne down and so settles for pushing him up against the cage. Bodão tries to keep him up against the cage, but Browne works enough space that he can slip out and away, back to the center. Bodão chooses to shoot in on Browne. Bodão gets hold of a leg but Browne remains standing, hopping on the other foot. Bodão drives Browne up against the cage. Bodão looks to sweep a leg in order to execute a sharp trip. Bodão uses a superb outside leg trip! Browne winds up seated, his back to the cage, with Bodão pressing onto him. Bodão pounds away with rights but fails to land any significant blows. Browne hits several frustrated punches to the back, but they're not going to do any damage. Bodão unloads with big right hands, but Browne is able to deal with most of them. Bodão tries to ensnare Browne in a guillotine. Browne blocks the choke. Browne hits several frustrated punches to the back, but they're not going to do any damage. Bodão fires off some rights, but Browne isn't troubled by them. Browne hits Bodão with a few weak strikes to the back. Bodão fires away with punches, but Browne doesn't take any undue damage. Browne hits several frustrated punches to the back, but they're not going to do any damage. The time runs out on round two.

I have to give that round to Bodão, but only a 10-9.

We go into the final round with everything still to fight for.

Round 3
It's the final round and we are back underway! Bodão comes in, looking for a takedown. The takedown is completed, Browne is on his back and pulls guard. Bodão throws a few right hands to the body. Browne pulls Bodão in close, then glances an elbow strike off the side of the head. Perhaps wary of submissions, Bodão keeps extremely tight to Browne and peppers him with short punches. Browne glances an elbow strike off the top of the head of Bodão. Wary of the submission threat of his opponent, Bodão keeps very tight to Browne, peppering him with short strikes. Bodão gets pushed away, and ends up standing over Browne, who is on his back. Browne is hit with a sharp kick to the calf. Browne is allowed to stand back up, Bodão simply stepped away. For the first time, Bodão is starting to breathe a little heavier. Taking a few gulps of breath, Browne is giving the first hint that he is starting to tire a touch. Browne lands a left hand and then scores with a right head kick. A jab hits home from Browne and then he hits a body kick. We are now at the halfway point of the round. A flurry of three punches from Browne see them all connect and then scores with a crunching leg kick. Bodão comes in, looking for a takedown. Browne partially defends it and ends up hopping on one foot while Bodão has a hold of the other. With Browne not going down, Bodão settles for pushing him up against the cage. Bodão looks to set up a trip takedown. A great inside leg trip sees Browne get thrown to the mat and Bodão is left in half guard. Bodão attempts to pass half guard. Browne allows the pass, but it's just a ploy to allow him to try and scramble. Neither fighter can gain an advantage in the scramble, and they both end up on their feet. Browne moves in closer, looking to open up and attack. Two jabs hit home from Browne and then he lands a right head kick. Bodão chooses to shoot in on Browne. Browne cannot stop the takedown and has to pull guard. Bodão pounds away with right hands, but doesn't do much damage. We reach the time limit and this fight is over.

That was a very close round but I think Browne just about edged it.

The ring announcer is now giving the official scores.

Aiden Oboyle has scored it 29-28 Bodão.
Marcos Rosales gives a score of 29-28 in favour of Browne.
Matt Hume gives a score of 29-28 in favour of Browne.

The winner, by split decision, is Travis 'Hapa' Browne!

Official Result: Travis Browne def. Francimar Barroso by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28 and 29-28).

Featherweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez (22-8) vs. Jason Knight (20-6)

Round 1
And here we go! We start with a touch of gloves. Melendez steps forward and a striking exchange begins. Knight manages a counter jab. Melendez hits a left jab and then he catches Knight with a right hook. Melendez comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Knight fires off a counter jab. Melendez can't connect with a jab, but then he lands a right hand. Melendez forces an exchange of strikes. Knight manages a counter jab. Melendez lands a jab and then he hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Melendez comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Knight throws a counter jab but misses. A jab hits home from Melendez and then he hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Melendez steps forward, looking to strike. Knight tries to hit a jab, but misses. Melendez lands two jabs and then he catches Knight with a crunching right hook. Melendez steps forward, looking to strike. Melendez bobs out of the way of a jab and moves into the pocket. Melendez can't connect with a jab, but then he hits a nice straight right that lands hard. Melendez comes forward and the two fighters exchange strikes. Knight hits a pair of jabs in the exchange. Melendez lands a jab and then he hits a nice right hook to the ribs. They exchange strikes but nothing really gets through. Knight looked like he was going to shoot, but Melendez simply took the initiative first. Melendez lands a left hand and then hits Knight with a body kick. Knight uses a left jab while backing away. Melendez lands a left jab, but his big right hand follow-up misses. Melendez acknowledges some instructions from his corner with a relaxed nod of the head. They come together and trade leather but neither fighter really does any damage. The two fighters engage. Melendez is off-target with a jab but hits a kick to the leg. Knight doesn't connect with a left jab but scores with a right hook. Melendez comes forward and the two fighters start trading blows. Knight tries to hit a jab, but misses. Melendez feints one way, throwing Knight off balance, then steps to the other side. Melendez connects with a nice jab and then he scores with a fantastic right cross! It's a knock out! Knight is down and out! Gilbert Melendez takes the victory by way of knock out!

Official Result: Gilbert Melendez def. Jason Knight by KO (Punch) in 4:08 of Round 1.

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Ronda Rousey (12-2) vs. Charmaine Tweet (9-6)

Round 1
And here we go! Rousey shoots in for a takedown. Rousey gets a single leg takedown! Tweet pulls guard off it. Rousey attempts to pass guard. Rousey passes to half guard. Rousey starts trying to work to get out of half guard and into a better position. Rousey gains side control after getting her leg free from half guard. Rousey attempts an armbar. Rousey gets the armbar, sinks it in deeply, and Tweet has to tap! By submission, the winner is Ronda Rousey!

Official Result: Ronda Rousey def. Charmaine Tweet by Submission (Armbar) in 2:29 of Round 1.

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PFL 1: Regular Season 2020
Date: March 20, 2020
Venue: Nassau Coliseum
City: Uniondale, New York, USA
Attendance: 5,000
Gate: $ 770,000


Main Event

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Ronda Rousey def. Charmaine Tweet by Submission (Armbar) in 2:29 of Round 1.

Co-Main Event

Featherweight Bout: Gilbert Melendez def. Jason Knight by KO (Punch) in 4:08 of Round 1.

Heavyweight Bout: Travis Browne def. Francimar Barroso by Split Decision.

Welterweight Bout: Albert Tumenov def. Steve Carl by TKO (Strikes) in 0:53 of Round 1.

Lightweight Bout: Will Brooks def. Daron Cruickshank by Unanimous Decision.

Light Heavyweight Bout: Rafael Cavalcante def. Rashid Yusupov by Unanimous Decision.

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight Bout: Aleksander Emelianenko def. Justin Willis by Unanimous Decision.

Lightweight Bout: Loik Radzhabov def. KJ Noons by KO (Punch) in 2:40 of Round 3.

Flyweight Bout: Ali Bagautinov def. Chico Camus by Submission (Armbar) in 2:13 of Round 1.

Middleweight Bout: Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Chidi Njokuani by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:06 of Round 1.

Flyweight Bout: Zach Makovsky def. Ashkan Mokhtarian by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 3:30 of Round 1.

Bonus Awards

This was the first PFL event in which the fighters were awarded bonuses for Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night.

Fight of the Night: Ronda Rousey vs. Charmaine Tweet

KO of the Night: Gilbert Melendez

Submission of the Night: Ronda Rousey
Predictions

mattu29: 7 / 4

cagerage: 8 / 3



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RORY MACDONALD VS. BEN ASKREN OFFICIAL FOR PFL 2 HEADLINER

A clash between Formers Bellator MMA Welterweight Champions Rory MacDonald and Ben Askren is now official for the Professional Fighter League second main event in regular season.

The Las Vegas-based promotion formally announced the welterweight booking on Wednesday. PFL 2 takes place at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Mar. 27. The still-growing card is also expected to include a Welterweight PFL Season 2019 Winner Ray Cooper III against Martin Kampmann.

MacDonald returns after a 3-2-1 run at Bellator MMA where he was champion, with two title defenses and had his two losses to champions Gegard Mousasi and Douglas Lima.

Askren, who was also Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion and ONE Championship Welterweight Champion, returns from retirement after a 1-2 stint in the UFC.

MacDonald and Askren will make their debut on the PFL brand.

PFL 2: Regular Season 2020

Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Rory MacDonald (21-6-1) vs. Ben Askren (19-2-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Ray Cooper III (20-7-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-7)

Flyweight Bout: John Moraga (19-7) vs. Wilson Reis (23-10)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Emiliano Sordi (21-8) vs. Jimi Manuwa (17-6)

Heavyweight Bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10) vs. Antonio Silva (19-12-1 NC)

Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (16-3) vs. Nicholas Musoke (15-5-1)

Preliminary Card

Lightweight Bout: Chris Wade (17-6) vs. Marcin Held (26-7)

Welterweight Bout: Tarec Saffiedine (16-7) vs. Ryan LaFlare (14-3)

Flyweight Bout: Dustin Ortiz (19-8) vs. Ian McCall (13-7-1)

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Sarah Kaufman (21-5-1 NC) vs. Larissa Pacheco (13-4)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Johnson (12-2-1) vs. Francis Carmont (25-12)

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PFL 2: Regular Season 2020

Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Rory MacDonald (21-6-1) vs. Ben Askren (19-2-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Ray Cooper III (20-7-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-7)

Flyweight Bout: John Moraga (19-7) vs. Wilson Reis (23-10)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Emiliano Sordi (21-8) vs. Jimi Manuwa (17-6)

Heavyweight Bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10) vs. Antonio Silva (19-12-1 NC)

Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (16-3) vs. Nicholas Musoke (15-5-1)

Preliminary Card

Lightweight Bout: Chris Wade (17-6) vs. Marcin Held (26-7)

Welterweight Bout: Tarec Saffiedine (16-7) vs. Ryan LaFlare (14-3)

Flyweight Bout: Dustin Ortiz (19-8) vs. Ian McCall (13-7-1)

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Sarah Kaufman (21-5-1 NC) vs. Larissa Pacheco (13-4)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Johnson (12-2-1) vs. Francis Carmont (25-12) - purely picking Carmont because he won my latest TUF season lol
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PFL 2: Regular Season 2020

Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Rory MacDonald (21-6-1) vs. Ben Askren (19-2-1 NC)

Co-Main Event

Welterweight Bout: Ray Cooper III (20-7-1) vs. Martin Kampmann (20-7)

Flyweight Bout: John Moraga (19-7) vs. Wilson Reis (23-10)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Emiliano Sordi (21-8) vs. Jimi Manuwa (17-6)

Heavyweight Bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (17-10) vs. Antonio Silva (19-12-1 NC)

Middleweight Bout: Elias Theodorou (16-3) vs. Nicholas Musoke (15-5-1)

Preliminary Card

Lightweight Bout: Chris Wade (17-6) vs. Marcin Held (26-7)

Welterweight Bout: Tarec Saffiedine (16-7) vs. Ryan LaFlare (14-3)

Flyweight Bout: Dustin Ortiz (19-8) vs. Ian McCall (13-7-1)

Women´s Featherweight Bout: Sarah Kaufman (21-5-1 NC) vs. Larissa Pacheco (13-4)

Middleweight Bout: Jordan Johnson (12-2-1) vs. Francis Carmont (25-12)
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