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Ali Taleb wins PFL debut with a massive first round submission!



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Swedish bantamweight Ali Taleb won his PFL debut at the third and final Playoff event that took place 20 at the Copper Box Arena in London. Photo: Viaplay

Undefeated Swedish bantamweight Ali Taleb just put on a dominant performance in his PFL debut against Darius Mafim. Just three minutes into the first round, the Swede secured a guillotine choke that put an end to the fight.

With the massive win, Taleb progressed to the 2023 PFL Europe series.

“This is a very motivated individual,” the PFL commentators said after the impressive performance.

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Ali Taleb is undefeated with a pro record of 8-0

With the first-round finish at the Copper Box Arena in London, the Swede is still undefeated and has a professional record of 8-0, with just one fight going the distance. On July 2, he knocked out Vincius de Oliveira and claimed the UAE Warriors World Bantamweight Championship.

Taleb made his professional debut at Fight Club Rush 5 in August 2019, with a stoppage-win over Shoeb Akrami.

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Two-time champ Kayla Harrison defeated Martina Jindrova

The two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion and two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison defeated Martina Jindrova at the 2022 PFL 3 Playoffs. The 32-year-old secured the win with an arm-triangle submission in the first round, and is still undefeated.

Harrison will face Larissa Pacheco in the women’s lightweight final later this year.

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