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Midnight Mania highlights! Jesus Pinedo shocks Brendan Loughnane with massive knockout in major upset | PFL 4 2023

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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!


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