HomePFLOlivier Aubin-Mercier Advances to PFL Finals with Dominant Performance

Olivier Aubin-Mercier Advances to PFL Finals with Dominant Performance

Olivier Aubin-Mercier secures his spot in the PFL finals with a dominant performance against Bruno Miranda. Read more about the thrilling lightweight semifinal bout and other exciting matchups at the 2023 PFL Playoffs 3.

In a thrilling co-main event at the 2023 PFL Playoffs 3, Olivier Aubin-Mercier secured his spot in the finals with an impressive victory over Bruno Miranda. The lightweight semifinal bout took place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, and Aubin-Mercier showcased his skills with heavy ground and pound.

The first round of the fight was closely contested, but Aubin-Mercier displayed superior technique and composure compared to his opponent. In the second round, he capitalized on an opportunity and delivered a devastating left hand that sent Miranda to the canvas.

Aubin-Mercier wasted no time and quickly followed Miranda to the ground, taking full mount and unleashing a barrage of ground and pound strikes. Referee Dan Miragliotta had seen enough and called a stop to the fight at 4:41 of Round 2, declaring Aubin-Mercier the winner by TKO.

With this victory, Aubin-Mercier, the 2022 lightweight champion, secures his place in the PFL finals for the second consecutive year. He now awaits the outcome of the Clay Collard vs. Shane Burgos matchup, which will determine his opponent in the finals.

The PFL playoffs have been a showcase of talent and determination, with several other exciting matchups taking place. In the welterweight semifinal bout, Sadibou Sy emerged victorious over Carlos Leal in a split decision. Magomed Magomedkerimov also secured a unanimous decision win over Solomon Renfro in another welterweight semifinal bout.

In the amateur bout, Biaggio Ali Walsh impressed with a TKO victory over Ed Davis in the second round. Alexei Pergande showcased his skills and earned a unanimous decision win against Shawn Stefanelli. Mostafa Rashed Neda delivered a quick TKO victory over Korey Kuppe in the first round.

Other notable results include Michelle Montague’s submission win over Abigail Montes via rear-naked choke in the second round, Abdullah Al-Qahtani’s unanimous decision victory over David Zelner, and John Caldone’s TKO win over Nathaniel Grimard in the first round.

The 2023 PFL Playoffs 3 has been an action-packed event, and fans can expect more thrilling matchups as the tournament progresses. Stay tuned for more updates and coverage on MMA Junkie’s event hub for the PFL playoffs.

Fight Results

Fighters Result Method Round Time
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Bruno Miranda Win TKO (punches) Round 2 4:41
Sadibou Sy vs. Carlos Leal Win Split Decision
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Solomon Renfro Win Unanimous Decision
Biaggio Ali Walsh vs. Ed Davis Win TKO (punches) Round 2 2:23
Alexei Pergande vs. Shawn Stefanelli Win Unanimous Decision
Mostafa Rashed Neda vs. Korey Kuppe Win TKO (punches) Round 1 1:55
Michelle Montague vs. Abigail Montes Win Submission (rear-naked choke) Round 2 3:38
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. David Zelner Win Unanimous Decision
John Caldone vs. Nathaniel Grimard Win TKO (punches) Round 1 2:32