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PFL results: Rival forces Sadibou Sy to tap in close final!



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PFL results. Photo via instagram (@sadibousy)

The 2023 PFL Championship takes place in Washington D.C, with six finals and $6 million on the line.

Last year’s welterweight champion Sadibou Sy took on Magomed Magomedkerimov in the welterweight finals.

Defending champion Sy looked sharp in the first round and landed good striking, but his opponent came back with big punches too. In the close second round, the Swede continued with his sharp striking, landing kicks and knees. Magomedkerimov was able to take the fight to the ground but a confident Sy got right back to his feet.

In the third round, however, the Russian grappler was able to get Sy to the fence and he secured a guillotine choke which eventually forced Sy to tap at the 1:17 mark.

Magomedkerimov was declared the winner and is now a two-time PFL welterweight champion.

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Official PFL results

Main Card

  • Lightweight title bout: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Clay Collard via unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
  • Heavyweight title bout: Renan Ferreira def. Denis Goltsov via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:26
  • Women’s featherweight title bout: Larissa Pacheco def. Marina Mokhnatkina via unanimous decision (49-46 x3)
  • Welterweight title bout: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sadibou Sy via submission (guillotine) – Round 3, 1:17
  • Light heavyweight title bout: Impa Kasanganay def. Josh Silveira via unanimous decision (50-45 x3)
  • 150lb catchweight showcase bout: Kayla Harrison def. Aspen Ladd via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
  • Middleweight showcase bout: Derek Brunson def. Ray Cooper III via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)

Preliminary Card

  • Featherweight bout: Jesus Pinedo def. Gabriel Braga via TKO – Round 3
  • Lightweight bout: Biaggio Ali Walsh def. Joel Galarza Lopez via KO – Round 2, 1:24
  • Bantamweight bout: Phil Caracappa def. Khai Wu via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Featherweight bout: Jesse Stirn def. Josh Blyden via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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