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LIVE! PFL 6 2023 results, coverage and full fight highlights | Aubin-Mercier vs. Romero

The final event of the Professional Fighters League (PFL) 2023 regular season goes down TONIGHT (Fri., June 23, 2023) from inside Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Ga., with the Welterweights and Lightweights taking the cage in hopes of winning $1 million at the year-end culminating event later this year. For most fighters, it is win or go home. In the main event, 2022 Lightweight champion, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, takes on fellow Canadian Anthony Romero, while in the co-main event, 2022 Welterweight champion, Sadibou Sy, fights Shane Mitchell. The “Prelims” undercard starts at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN+, while the main card begins at 9 p.m. ET (also on ESPN+).

PFL 6 2023 Quick Results

Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeats Anthony Romero via knockout (knee) Round 3, 0:20

Sadibou Sy defeats Shane Mitchell via knockout (spinning wheel kick) Round 3, 1:35

Shane Burgos defeats Yamato Nishikawa via unanimous decision (30x27, 30x27, 30x27)

Magomed Magomedkerimov defeats David Zawada via TKO (punches) Round 1, 3:54

Magomed Umalatov defeats Nayib López (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

Clay Collard defeats Stevie Ray via TKO (punches) Round 2, 1:04

Carlos Leal defeats Dilano Taylor via knockout (punches) Round 2, 1:13

Natan Schulte defeats Raush Manfio via unanimous decision (30x27, 30x27, 29x28)

Bruno Miranda defeats Alexander Martinez via split decision (29x28, 28x29, 29x28)

Solomon Renfro defeats Jarrah Al-Silawi by knockout Round 2, 1:44

Brahyan Zurcher defeats Mike Bardsley by TKO (Punches), Round 2, 4:45

Abdullah Al-Qahtani defeats Lamar Brown via submission (rear-naked choke) Round, 1 1:35

PFL 5 2023 Play-By-Play Results

Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Anthony Romero

Round one: Anthony Romero pushed Oliver Aubin-Mercier (OAM) back to start the fight, however, the it did last long as OAM started his pressure. OAM tagged Romero with a punch and a few seconds later Romero rocked OAM with a kick. OAM got his wits back and landed a hook and a uppercut. With about a minute left, Romero threw a kick and ate a hard punch.

Round two: Both fighters exchanged high kicks to open the round. Flying knee from Romero but nothing. A clash of heads at 2:39 paused the action. OAM threw a high kick after the action resumed. They clashed heads again at 1:31. After the fight started up again, OAM landed a body kick. A third clash of heads happened at 1:13. The action resumed again with OAM landing a body kick and Romero throwing a 1-2. Romero threw another flying knee to end the round,

Round three: The last round was halted for a few seconds because Romero had vaseline in his eye. The round didn’t last long because OAM landed a knee that put Romero out.

Final result: Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeats Anthony Romero via knockout (knee) Round 3, 0:20

Sadibou Sy vs. Shane Mitchell

Round one: Both Sadibou Sy and Shane Mitchell traded several kicks to start the fight. Sy cracked Mitchell with a right hand but ate a 1-2 afterwards. 1:57 left in the round and Sy landed a partially blocked head kick. Sy BARELY missed a spinning wheel kick. The round ended with a nasty low kick from Sy.

Round two: Mitchell started the round by charging Sy and ate a kick because of it. The two fighters continued to exchange kicks. Sy landed a step in knee. 2:55 left and Mitchell shot in for a takedown but Sy stuffed it. Sy hurt Mitchell with a body kick and then started swarming him on the cage. Mitchell survived the swarm from Sy but kept eating knees in the clinch. 1:14 left and Sy landed a body lock takedown, however, Mitchell popped right back up - only to get taken down a few seconds later.

Round three: The final round started with the pair of Welterweights exchanging kicks and punches, basically just kickboxing. BOOM! Sy landed his spinning wheel kick again and knocked Mitchell out.

Final result: Sadibou Sy defeats Shane Mitchell via knockout (wheel kick) Round 3, 1:35

Shane Burgos vs. Yamato Nishikawa

Round one: Yamato Nishikawa opened the fight with low kicks and crisp boxing. 3:23 left in the round and Burgos landed a takedown. Burgos was landing ground and pound but nothing really significant. The round ending with Burgos still on top.

Round two: Burgos immediately took down Nishikawa to open up the round. The entire round consisted of Burgos sitting in Nishikawa’s guard landing ground and pound with none of it being fight-altering.

Round three: The pair of lightweights finally started trading punches. Burgos landed a slam takedown that seemed to stun Nishikawa, but he recovered. Burgos went back into Nishikawa’s guard for the rest of the fight landing ground and pound.

Final result: Shane Burgos defeats Yamato Nishikawa via unanimous decision (30x27, 30x27, 30x27)

Clay Collard vs. Stevie Ray

Round one: For the first few minutes of round one, Stevie Ray had Clay Collard’s back but eventually Collard escaped. The rest of the round was Collard using his terrific boxing and finding his range.

Round two: The second round was all Collard as he stuffed Ray’s takedown attempts and eventually dropped him. Ray would try to grab Collard’s leg but would eat ground and pound. The two would get to their feet, and Collard boxed up Ray to get the finish.

Final result: Clay Collard defeats Stevie Ray via TKO (punches) Round 2, 1:04

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