PFL 6 has decided the outcomes of the regular season, with the play-offs all set for three events in August. The card was packed with twelve fights, and it’s safe to say the night did not disappoint. We had six TKO/KO’s, with some of the best knockouts of the season.
PFL 6 Results
Kayla Harrison def. Cindy Dandois via Submission (Armbar) – Round 1 (4:44)
Raush Manfio def. Anthony Pettis by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28 x2)
Movlid Khaybulaev def. Lance Palmer via Unanimous Decision (29-28 x3)
Denis Goltsov def. Brandon Sayles via TKO – Round 3 (1:24)
Bruno Cappelozza def. Muhammed Dereese via KO (Punches) – Round 1 (2:21)
Larissa Pacheco def. Olena Kolesnyk via KO (Punch) – Round 1 (4:48)
Ante Delija def. Chandler Cole via TKO (Punches) – Round 1 (4:39)
Genah Fabian def. Julija Pajic via TKO (Head Kick & Punches) – Round 2 (4:16)
Renan Ferreira def. Carl Seumanutafa via Unanimous Decision (30-26 x3)
Taylor Guardado def. Laura Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Mariana Morais def. Kaitlin Young via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Jamelle Jones def. Klidson Abreu via KO (Punches) – Round 1 (1:43)
PFL 6 Takeaways
Anthony Pettis Bows Out With Second Defeat in Regular Season
Raush Manfio won over the judges with an impressive performance over Anthony Pettis winning via split decision. Pettis started the fight well, but in round three Manfio was inches away from ending it. He dropped “Showtime” twice, nearly finishing him.
A defeat to Clay Collard and now Manfio meant Pettis finished on zero points, joint bottom of the lightweight standings with Joilton Lutterbach. Manfio stepped in to fight on both occasions and now he’s unbelievably on his way to the PFL playoffs on his first time of asking. Manfio will now face Collard in the semi-finals at PFL 7.
Number one seed Loik Radzhabov topped the table with a 27 second knockout over Akhmed Aliev. He now faces Alexander Martinez in a re-match, with Martinez coming out on top in the first affair via split decision.
Two-Time Featherweight Champion Lance Palmer Concedes Title in Second Defeat
As soon as Palmer entered the third round, he knew his chance at the playoffs was over. At this point, the fight was up for grabs with the American and Russian trading shots. Khaybulaev was awarded the victory with 29-28 across the board. Heavy hitter Brendan Loughnane could be the man to take the undefeated record of Khaybuleav, with those two scheduled to meet in the semi-final at PFL 7.
Larissa Pacheco Tops Table with Second First-Round KO
A two-punch combo from Larissa Pacheco flattened Olena Kolesnyk, which earned her top spot ahead of Kayla Harrison in second. With Harrison producing a beautiful armbar in the first round to submit Cindy Dandois, she and Pacheco both finished on twelve points. Due to Pacheco’s 51 second TKO over Julija Pajic at PFL 3 being the quickest finish, she’s awarded the top spot.
Genah Fabian finished Pajic marvelously to earn five points with the second-round finish and end in the third spot. Taylor Guardado outclassed Laura Sanchez via unanimous decision to get the fourth spot and set the matchup with Pacheco. Harrison will face Fabian, with the pair facing each other for the first time after they were due to face in 2019, but Fabian withdrew from the fight.
Jamelle Jones Steps in on Short Notice and Gets a Playoff Spot!
Cage Fury Fighting Championships heavyweight champ Jamelle Jones was invited to fight against Klidson Abreu, who also had the one opportunity to try and progress through to the play-offs. Jones turned up and made a statement. He delivered heavy ground shots on Abreu inside the first two minutes and the referee stopped the fight, for Jones to earn six points.
Bruno Cappelozza has made himself the man to beat with a staggering first-round knockout over Muhammed DeReese. It was an excessive amount of strikes Cappelozza was landing on DeReese. As he appeared to be falling to the ground, a head-kick was enough for DeReese to be knocked out cold. Cappelozza faces Jones at PFL 9.
Ante Delija was delighted with his first-round finish over Chandler Cole to earn six points and steal the third spot after he was knocked out to Cappelozza in 46 seconds at PFL 3. Denis Goltsov hammered Brandon Sayles with the ground & pound to get four points and claim the second spot. Goltsov and Delija share 36 finishes in their professional careers. Expect this to be a blast.
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