2021 PFL 3 Results: Fabricio Werdum, Kayla Harrison & More Compete!

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Welcome to Fightful's results, live coverage and discussion for 2021 PFL 3.

We will bring you full, fight-by-fight coverage of the main card, plus quick results for tonight's preliminary bouts. Scroll down to the Disqus boards below and chat with fellow MMA fans during the event.

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN)

Renan Ferreira def. Fabricio Werdum by KO via strikes (2:32, R1)

Kayla Harrison def. Mariana Morais by TKO via strikes (1:23, R1)

Brandon Sayles def. Mohammed Usman by submission via rear naked choke (3:42, R2)

Larissa Pacheco def. Julija Pajic by TKO via strikes (0:51, R1)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., ESPN)

Bruno Cappelozza def. Ante Delija by KO via strikes (0:46, R1)

Kaitlin Young def. Cindy Dandois by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Genah Fabian def. Laura Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Denis Goltsov def. Muhammed DeReese by TKO via strikes (4:21, R1)

Early Preliminary Card (5:30pm EST., ESPN+)

Taylor Guardado def. Helena Kolesnyk by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Magomed Umalatov def. Kyron Bowen by KO via punch (0:07, R2)


Fabricio Werdum vs. Renan Ferreira

Round One: The round begins with both fighters going for jumping kicks, Werdum scores a takedown on Ferreira and he gets the full guard. Werdum advances to the half guard position on Ferreira, Ferreira scrambles and he gets to a seated position. Werdum regains the half guard on Ferreira, Ferreira sweeps Werdum and Werdum catches him in a triangle choke Ferreira attacks Werdum with a ton of strikes to get free. Ferreira attacks Werdum with ground and pound until Werdum goes out cold.

Official Result: Renan Ferreira def. Fabricio Werdum by KO via strikes (2:32, R1)

(Note: It appeared that Ferreira tapped while in the triangle choke from Werdum according to the replay, but the official result is a KO win for Ferreira.)

Kayla Harrison vs. Mariana Morais

Round One: The round begins with Harrison attempting a high kick against Morais, Harrison clinches with Morais while landing some knee strikes. Harrison scores a takedown on Morais and she gets side control, Harrison gains the full mount on Morais. Harrison attacks Morais with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Kayla Harrison def. Mariana Morais by TKO via strikes (1:23, R1)

Brandon Sayles vs. Mohammed Usman

Round One: The round begins with Sayles attacking Usman with a variety of kicks, Usman backs up Sayles while throwing jabs. Sayles cracks Usman with a pair of left hooks to the head, Usman looks to land a counter right on a kicking Sayles. Sayles comes forward and Usman cracks him with a right hook, Sayles lands some leg kicks on Usman. Sayles lands a counter right on a swinging Usman, Usman fires back and he cracks Sayles with a left hook. Usman continuously hunts for takedowns on Sayles, Sayles lands a left hook on a jabbing Usman. Sayles goes for a superman punch and Usman counters with a counter right, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sayles

Round Two: The round begins with Sayles attacking Usman with some leg kicks, Usman and Sayles exchange some jabs. Usman backs up Sayles after landing a straight right, Sayles fires back and he hits Usman with a left hook. Sayles drops a swinging Usman with a counter right, Usman gets back up and Sayles catches him in a standing guillotine choke. Sayles releases the choke and the fighters swing away at each other, Sayles drops Usman with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes while gaining back control. Sayles locks Usman in a rear naked choke and Usman goes out cold.

Official Result: Brandon Sayles def. Mohammed Usman by submission via rear naked choke (3:42, R2)

Larissa Pacheco vs. Julija Pajic

Round One: The round begins with Pacheco dropping Pajic with a multiple punch combination, Pacheco gets full mount on Pajic while landing a lot of ground and pound. Pacheco attacks Pajic with more ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Larissa Pacheco def. Julija Pajic by TKO via strikes (0:51, R1)

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