The final Professional Fighters League (PFL) 2023 playoffs card is here!
TONIGHT (Weds., Aug. 23, 2023) from inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Welterweight and Lightweights 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. 1-seeded party favor, Clay Collard, takes on former UFC fighter and No. 4-ranked Shane Burgos in what should be a banger fight. In the co-main, 2022 PFL Lightweight champion, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, takes on No. 3-seeded Bruno Miranda.
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 3 Main Card on ESPN/ESPN+ (9 p.m. ET)
155 lbs.: Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos – Lightweight semifinal
Final result: Clay Collard defeats Shane Burgos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28
155 lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Bruno Miranda – Lightweight semifinal
Final result: Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeats Bruno Miranda via TKO (punches) Round 2: 4:41
170 lbs.: Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal – Welterweight semifinal
Final result: Sadibou Sy defeats Carlos Leal via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
170 lbs.: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Solomon Renfro – Welterweight semifinal
The 2018 PFL Welterweight World Champion is going to Washington D.C to fight a another World Title!— PFL (@PFLMMA) August 24, 2023
Congratulations Magomedkerimov!!#PFLPlayoffs LIVE NOW
Final result: Magomed Magomedkerimov defeats Solomon Renfro via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Ed Davis
Final result: Biaggio Ali Walsh defeats Ed Davis via TKO (punch) Round 2, 2:23
PFL Playoffs 3 Preliminary Card on ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
145 lbs.: Alexei Pergande vs. Shawn Stefanelli
Final result: Alexei Pergande defeats Shawn Stefanelli via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
185 lbs.: Mostafa Rashed Nada vs. Korey Kuppe
Final result: Mostafa Rashed Nada defeats Korey Kuppe via TKO (punches) Round 1, 1:55
145 lbs.: Abigail Montes vs. Michelle Montague
Final result: Michelle Montague defeats Abigail Montes via submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2, 3:38
145 lbs.: Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. David Zelner
Final result: Abdullah Al-Qahtani defeats David Zelner via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
145 lbs.: John Caldone vs. Nathaniel Grimard
Final result: John Caldone defeats Nathaniel Grimard via knockout (punches) Round 1, 2:32
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