Former UFC contender Rory MacDonald will try to punch his ticket to PFL’s welterweight tournament finale when he meets Ray Cooper III later tonight (Fri., Aug. 13, 2021) at PFL 7 live on ESPN2/ESPN+ from inside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE results of the PFL 7 main card, which begins at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN+. We’ll also provide coverage for the “Prelims” undercard on ESPN+, which will start streaming at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Adding to the main card mix is another welterweight semi-final matchup pitting surging Dagestani fighter Magomed Magomedkerimov against Swedish striker Sadibou Sy. Magomedkerimov, who is 9-0 under the PFL banner, is a massive -1400 favorite. He should be able to control Sy early with his wrestling and find an eventual finish.
Also, two lightweight semi-final bouts will take place later this evening at PFL 7. The first matchup will see knockout specialist Loik Radzhabov take on rising youngster Alexander Martinez in a rematch. Martinez won the original matchup this past April via split decision. The second lightweight affair will pit former UFC fighter Clay Collard against Brazilian finisher Raush Manfio. Both fighters have captured wins over former UFC champion Anthony Pettis earlier this year and are trying to lock down their bid for PFL’s lightweight finale.
PFL 7 Results:
Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald — Cooper III def. MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy — Magomedkerimov def. Sy via Unanimous Decision
Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio — Manfio def. Collard via Unanimous Decision
Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez — Radzhabov def. Martinez via Unanimous Decion
“Prelims” (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Gleison Tibau vs. Micah Terrill — Tibau def. Terrill via first-round submission (arm triangle)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Darrell Horcher — Aubin-Mercier def. Horcher via Unanimous Decision
Brett Cooper vs. Tyler Hill — Cooper def. Hill via first-round KO (punches)
Magomed Umalatov vs. Leandro Silva — Umalatov def. Silva via Unanimous Decision
Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo — Lombardo def. Bowen via first-round TKO (leg kicks)
Hopeton Stewart vs. Elvin Espinoza — Espinoza def. Stewart via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
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