The Skilled Fighters League (PFL) delivered one other eventful battle evening within the 2021 season as PFL 3 emanated from the PFL common season bubble situated in Ocean Metropolis On line casino Resort, Atlantic Metropolis, N.J. The ten-fight occasion featured an unbelievable upset from Renan Ferreira, a dominant efficiency by Kayla Harrison, and file breaking performances by each Larissa Pacheco and Bruno Cappelozza.
Getting into as a major underdog, Renan Ferreira pulled off a large upset and defeated preseason favourite Fabricio Werdum, touchdown a barrage of photographs on the bottom to get the TKO end and spoiling Werdum’s extremely anticipated PFL debut. Within the co-main occasion, Kayla Harrison made fast work of her opponent Mariana Morais with a ruthless heavy floor and pound 1st spherical TKO (1:23), as she began her mission to seize her second-straight PFL Ladies’s Light-weight title. In an explosive efficiency, Larissa Pacheco soared to victory and set a PFL Ladies’s Light-weight file for the quickest stoppage time with a primary spherical knockout (:51) over Julija Pajic. Bruno Cappelozza, in the meantime, landed a ferocious flurry of punches, leading to a primary spherical knockout (:46) over Ante Delija and set the file for the quickest stoppage in PFL Heavyweight historical past.
“In our third occasion of the season, we noticed dazzling performances from Larissa Pacheco and Bruno Cappelozza, and Kayla Harrison extending her undefeated MMA file,” stated Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. “Tonight’s fighters placed on a dynamic present for our followers worldwide and but once more demonstrated how each battle issues. Our product continues to evolve the game of MMA with our enhanced know-how options together with dwell integrations and graphics which give our followers unprecedented content material. I’m keen to look at the remaining common season unfold on June 10.”
“PFL 3 didn’t skip a beat as our Heavyweights and Ladies’s Lightweights introduced forth the thunder and displayed an outstanding action-packed evening for MMA followers worldwide,” stated Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of the PFL. “Our world-class fighters have been put to the take a look at they usually haven’t disenchanted. Their ardour, resilience, and can to win has been rewarding to look at because the highway to 6 1 million-dollar prizes continues. I stay up for watching the common season resume in June beginning with spherical 2 of our Featherweights and Lightweights.”
In a extremely intriguing matchup, Brandon Sayles overpowered Mohammed Usman with a 2nd spherical technical submission in his PFL debut, and was awarded 5 factors within the Heavyweight division. The primary heavyweight bout of the common season featured 2019 PFL Heavyweight Semifinalist Denis Goltsov who relentlessly landed highly effective photographs on Muhammed DeReese and secured a fast six factors through a primary spherical knockout. Genah Fabian, in the meantime overpowered Laura Sanchez and was declared victorious by unanimous resolution, shifting her total PFL file to 2-1. In a fierce putting matchup, Kaitlin Younger defeated Cindy Dandois by unanimous resolution in her PFL debut.
Beginning off the ESPN+ card, Magomed Umalatov defeated Kyron Bowen in commanding style with a 2nd spherical TKO (:07) in a Welterweight showcase bout. Whereas the battle didn’t depend in direction of the PFL Welterweight division standings, Umalatov remained undefeated in his MMA profession. In a tough fought battle, Taylor Guardado earned her first MMA victory in her PFL debut as she defeated Olena Kolesnyk by unanimous resolution. Guardado captured 3 factors within the Ladies’s Light-weight division.
The PFL motion returns to Ocean Metropolis On line casino Resort on Thursday evening, June 10, with the ultimate common season matchups for the Featherweights and Lightweights. After a theme of upsets occurred within the first collection, Clay Collard, Bubba Jenkins and Marcin Held look to proceed their momentum. In the meantime, Anthony Pettis and former PFL champions Lance Palmer and Natan Schulte look to bounce again after struggling a defeat of their first go.
All PFL 2021 Season occasions are dwell in primetime on ESPN2/ESPN+ and ESPN3 (Spanish), in addition to on a large and various group of premier world distribution associate platforms reaching 160 nations all over the world.
Renan Ferreira def. Fabricio Werdum by 1st spherical KO (2:32)
Kayla Harrison def. Mariana Morais by 1st spherical TKO (1:23)
Brandon Sayles def. Mohammed Usman by 2nd spherical technical submission (rear bare choke – 3:42)
Larissa Pacheco def. Julija Pajic by 1st spherical TKO (0:51)
Bruno Cappelozza def. Ante Delija by 1st spherical KO (0:46)
Kaitlin younger def. Cindy Dandois by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Genah Fabian def. Laura Sanchez by unanimous resolution (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Denis Goltsov def. Muhammed DeReese by 1st spherical knockout (4:21)
Taylor Guardado def. Olena Kolesnyk by Unanimous Choice (30-26, 29-27, 30-26)
Magomed Umalatov def. Kyron Bowen by 2nd spherical TKO (0:07) in a PFL Welterweight Showcase Bout