Professional Fight League 2019 Playoff Fight Cards

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    The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format, unveiled the fight cards for the 2019 PFL Playoffs, which take place October 11, 17 and 31 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. For the first time ever in the fight capital of the world, MMA fans will experience fighters fighting twice in one night to reach the PFL Championship, where six elite athletes will earn their divisional championship belts and $1 million each.

    “We’re proud to bring our electrifying Playoff format to the fight capital of the world and look forward to putting on three game-changing events in October,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations, PFL. “Over the course of the 2019 PFL regular season, 44 fighters separated themselves from the competition and are a step closer to the title and million-dollar prize that awaits the champion from each of our six divisions. They now must rise to the occasion and fight with the intensity needed to survive and advance. It’s win or go home, it’s October madness.”
     
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    The 2019 PFL season featured the first-ever women’s lightweight division. #1 seed Sarah Kaufman will face #4 seed Larissa Pacheco, while #2 seed Kayla Harrison takes on #3 seed Genah Fabian. Kaufman, an MMA veteran and former Strikeforce and Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion, earned the top spot after securing an impressive first-round finish of Morgan Frier at PFL 1, followed by a walkover win at PFL 4. Two-time Olympic Judo Gold medalist Kayla Harrison extended her perfect record to 6-0 following two dominating victories this season, including a first-round submission of Frier. Fabian and Pacheco will look to derail a highly anticipated and expected Championship showdown between Harrison and Kaufman.

    2018 welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov has continued his undefeated reign over the division, with an unblemished 7-0 PFL record. He’s won in a variety of ways, including a Unanimous Decision win over his quarterfinal opponent Chris “Action Man” Curtis at PFL 4. Curtis has his shot at revenge in this rematch of a highly contested, thrilling fight. Another championship run will solidify Magomed as one of the best MMA fighters in the world. Last year’s runner-up Ray Cooper III finds himself on the same side of the bracket as Magomedkerimov, who handed Cooper a loss in the 2018 championship. In order to set up a rematch, he’ll need to get through Sadibou Sy, whose 17 second KO of David Michaud by liver kick at PFL 1 was the third-fastest stoppage in PFL history.

    PFL newcomer and former UFC fighter Glaico Franca earned the #1 seed in the welterweight playoffs after knocking out Sadibou Sy at PFL 4 in a battle for the top spot. He’ll face #8 seed Andre Fialho. In the #4, #5 fight, John Howard will square up against David Michaud. Howard scored a stunning KO of Ray Cooper III in a win or go home fight at PFL 4, while Michaud bounced back in a huge way from his early defeat at the feet of Sy, securing a first-round TKO that also catapulted him to the Playoffs.

    Professional Fight League unveils 2019 PFL playoff fight cards | MMAWeekly.com
     
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    MMA fans will experience fighters fighting twice in one night to reach the PFL Championship, where six elite athletes will earn their divisional championship belts and $1 million each.
     
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    Unpopular opinon: I don't like multiple fights in one night, purely from a sporting perspective. If, for example, the #2 and #3 seeds get in a war, and the #1 seed steamrolls the #4 seed, it creates an uneven playing field in the finals. This is made much worse when the tournament winner gets $1 million and everyone else combined gets less than that. If you're gonna make a tournament where the winner gets the vast majority of total prize money, at least make the fights fair.
     
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