Exciting results and surprises at the PFL Playoffs as Ferreira, Pacheco, Goltsov, and Mokhnatkina secure their spots in the finals. Read about the thrilling fights and dominant performances.
The second of three PFL Playoffs cards did not go as planned, with several fights being canceled leading up to the event. However, the playoff bouts delivered thrilling action and unexpected outcomes. Let’s dive into the highlights of the night!
Marina Mokhnatkina Shines with First Round Submission
Marina Mokhnatkina electrified the New York crowd with an impressive performance against Amber Leibrock. In the first semifinal bout of the evening, Mokhnatkina forced Leibrock to tap out, securing her spot in the finals on Friday night.
Denis Goltsov Dominates with First Round Submission
Denis Goltsov, the heavy favorite in the heavyweight division, showcased his dominance by submitting Jordan Heiderman in the opening round. Goltsov’s victory solidified his position as the one to beat in the tournament.
Larissa Pacheco Makes History with Lightning-Fast KO
2022 lightweight champion Larissa Pacheco made history by breaking her own knockout record. She finished Olena Kolesnyk in a matter of seconds, leaving the audience in awe of her explosive performance.
Renan Ferreira Continues the First Round Finish Streak
The main event of the evening saw Renan Ferreira deliver a stunning knockout blow to Maurice Greene. With a first-round KO, Ferreira secured his place in the finals, adding to the string of early finishes in the playoffs.
PFL Playoffs Fight Results
|Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene||Ferreira advances to PFL Finals||KO||1||4:46|
|Larissa Pacheco vs. Olena Kolesnyk||Pacheco advances to PFL Finals||TKO||1||0:14|
|Denis Goltsov vs. Jordan Heiderman||Goltsov advances to PFL Finals||Submission (arm triangle choke)||–||4:16|
|Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Amber Leibrock||Mokhnatkina advances to PFL Finals||Submission (armbar)||1||1:45|
Preliminary Card Highlights
In the preliminary card, Danilo Marques secured a victory over Satoshi Ishii via unanimous decision. Maira Mazar also emerged victorious, defeating Kaytlin Neil in a closely contested split decision.
These thrilling matchups set the stage for an epic showdown in the PFL Finals. Stay tuned for more action-packed fights and incredible displays of skill!