Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Earlier tonight (Thurs. June 9, 2023), Professional Fighters League (PFL) continued their 2023 season from inside Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. In the main event of PFL 4 2023, reigning 2022 PFL Featherweight kingpin Brendan Loughnane looked to earn a spot in this year’s playoffs by defeating UFC veteran Jesus Pinedo.
Pinedo was aggressive from the first bell, firing combinations and walking his opponent down. Loughnane countered with a heavy right, but Pinedo kept advancing and firing shots. Out of nowhere, Pinedo timed a perfect knee that shut off the lights, resulting in the very first knockout loss of Loughnane’s extensive MMA career.
The whole thing lasted just about a minute. Check it out:
On the strength of that win alone, Peru’s Pinedo advances into the playoffs that will take place later this year. Thanks to perhaps the biggest upset in PFL history, Pinedo now has a shot in the million dollar tournament! That’s the joy of PFL: there’s no guarantee that the well-known names will thrive in a tournament format, and it creates opportunities for hungry fighters like Pinedo to capitalize!
For complete PFL 4 2023 results and highlights, click HERE!
Two posts that illustrate the best part and worst part of One Championship. Rodtang making life-changing money is AWESOME and well-deserved, but there’s so much smoke and mirrors.
ONE flyweight Muay Thai champ Rodtang will now earn a 10 million baht (US$300,000) purse per fight.— SCMP Martial Arts (@scmpmartialarts) June 8, 2023
“It’s the highest [pay] in the world for Muay Thai by a huge margin," @yodchatri told @NicoSCMP.
Full story ➡️ https://t.co/UTLjHGCWQJ#ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/WVRLnnZxXN
Pick out your favorite lies pic.twitter.com/VOjRUdjLVI— what does the 8 man panel know about krush (@trashydrakefan) June 7, 2023
Henry Cejudo vs Merab Dvalishvili is eventually going to be a really fun fight.
Craig Jones mocking the IBJJF is enjoyable regardless of whether you know much about jiu-jitsu politics.
UFC Featherweight Andre Fili was interviewed for Inked Magazine, and that article can be checked out HERE!
One of the few remaining women’s Featherweights just got axed after a single defeat. Is the division on its way out?
❌ Fighter removed: Bea Malecki— UFC Roster Watch (@UFCRosterWatch) June 8, 2023
Luke Rockhold is always traveling around the world doing cool stuff.
Charles Oliveira deserves every single follower and more!
Charles Oliveira is the 4th most followed active fighter in the UFC on IG— MK (@MK2796_SA) June 8, 2023
Bro doesn't need to learn English those fists are international pic.twitter.com/tb59OfAyEd
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Counter left hooks don’t get much better than this.
Beautiful combinations featuring heavy knees and kicks tied into punches.
That’s a CRACKING high kick:
Se você não tá ligado na minha tela, TÁ DANDO MOLE!— Combate (@combate) June 8, 2023
Se liga no que tá rolando na @pflmma!
Você curte as emoções PFL 4 Temporada Regular ao vivo na minha tela!#PFLnoCombate #PFL #MMA pic.twitter.com/KIam9GRgyU
The most I’ve laughed at a RL clip in a while.
He was fucking him up at the end in the blindfold hitting game. lmao pic.twitter.com/1mAULksUPP— Steph ♀️ (@Stephquees) June 7, 2023
Midnight Music: Southern hip-hop, 1991
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.