Professional Fighters League (PFL) 2023 playoffs roll on!
TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 18, 2023) from inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Heavyweights and women’s Featherweights will throwdown for a spot in the finals in hopes of winning $1 million at the end of the season (sometime later this year).
Indeed, it is win or go home.
In the main event, No. 2-seeded Heavyweight Renan Ferreira takes on former UFC fighter Maurice Greene in a battle of two literal giants. In the co-main, No. 1-seeded Larissa Pacheco takes on No. 4-seeded Olena Kolesnyk for the third time. Pacheco has knocked out Kolesnyk twice before.
Many readers check in before, during, and after the fights to share their thoughts on all of the action, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET with “Prelims” on ESPN+ and then transition to ESPN/ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET for main card action. Feel free to leave a comment (or several) about the bouts and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always a lot of fun!
PFL Playoffs 2 Main Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (9 p.m. ET)
265 lbs.: Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene
Final result: Renan Ferreira defeats Maurice Greene via knockout (punches) Round 1, 4:46
145 lbs.: Larissa Pacheco vs. Olena Kolesnyk
Final result: Larissa Pacheco defeats Olena Kolesnyk via knockout (punch) Round 1, 0:14
265 lbs.: Denis Goltsov vs. Jordan Heiderman
Final result: Denis Goltsov defeats Jordan Heiderman via submission (arm triangle) Round 1, 4:16
145 lbs.: Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Amber Leibrock
Final result: Marina Mokhnatkina defeats Amber Leibrock via submission (armbar) Round 1, 1:45
145 lbs.: Nathan Kelly vs. Damion Nelson
Final result: Nathan Kelly defeats Damion Nelson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
PFL Playoffs 2 Preliminary Card on ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
265 lbs.: Danilo Marques vs. Satoshi Ishii
Final result: Danilo Marques defats Satoshi Ishii via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
125 lbs.: Kaytlin Neil vs. Maíra Maza
Final result: Maíra Mazar defeats Kaytlin Neil by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
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