Former UFC and Bellator MMA welterweight sensation Rory MacDonald will continue his march toward the $1 million dollar prize when the PFL regular season tournament returns on June 17 on ESPN2 from inside Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ.
Standing in his way will be fellow UFC veteran Gleison Tibau.
MacDonald (22-6-1) scored a submission win over Curtis Millender in his PFL debut back on April 29, the same event where Tibau (35-15) went down on points to Joao Zeferino. That said, an upset win for the Brazilian will still advance him to the welterweight playoffs.
Complete PFL 5 fight card below:
Rory MacDonald vs. Gleison Tibau
Ray Cooper III vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin
Emiliano Sordi vs. Dan Spohn
Cezar Ferreira vs Chris Camozzi
Antonio Carlos Jr vs. Vinny Magalhaes
Marthin Hamlet vs. Cory Hendricks
Joao Zeferino vs. Jason Ponet
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Curtis Millender
Tom Lawlor vs. Jordan Young
Sadibou Sy vs Aleksei Kunchenko
“There were a lot of exciting first round finishes that took place in the first half of the season for the welterweight and light heavyweight divisions and all of these fighters know it may take another first round victory to seal their fates in the playoffs,” said President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “All these fighters can still qualify for the PFL playoffs and know it will be a challenge as they face a win or go home scenario.
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