2021 PFL Playoffs Night 3 Results: The Light Heavyweight & Featherweight Finals Are Set!

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Main Card (10pm EST., ESPN 2)

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PFL Featherweight Division Semi-Finals

Movlid Khaybulaev def. Brendan Loughnane by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Wade def. Bubba Jenkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

PFL Light Heavyweight Division Semi-Finals

Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Emiliano Sordi by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Marthin Hamlet def. Cezar Ferreira by TKO via strikes (0:13, R1)

Preliminary Card (6:30pm EST., ESPN+)

Sheymon Moraes def. Lazar Stojadinovic by TKO via strikes (4:45, R2)

Chris Camozzi def. Cory Hendricks by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Anthony Dizy def. Jesse Stirn by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Bobby Moffett def. Jason Knight by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alejandro Flores def. Carl Deaton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Brandon Jenkins def. Jacob Kilburn by KO via knee strike (2:56, R1)


PFL Featherweight Division Semi-Finals
Brendan Loughnane vs. Movlid Khaybulaev

Round One: The round begins with Khaybulaev scoring a takedown on a kicking Loughnane, Khaybulaev attacks Loughnane with some ground and pound. Loughnane takes some swings at Khaybulaev while on his back, Loughnane scrambles to his feet and Khaybulaev gets another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khaybulaev

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Loughnane starts landing some leg kicks on Khaybulaev. Loughnane also attacks Khaybulaev with some jabs to the face, Khaybulaev starts landing his own leg kicks against Loughnane. Loughnane moves around before cracking Khaybulaev with a right hook, Khaybulaev gets Loughnane against the cage wall and he gets him to the ground a short time later. Loughnane makes it back to his feet and Khaybulaev gets him back down to a knee, Loughnane gets up again as Khaybulaev attacks him with knee strikes. Khaybulaev drags Loughnane to the ground again and he gets him in a seated position, Khaybulaev attacks Loughnane with a lot of ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Khaybulaev (Overall Score: 20-18 for Khaybulaev)

Round Three: The round begins with Loughnane taking some swings at Khaybulaev, Khaybulaev lands a left hook against a swinging Loughnane. Loughnane goes back to attacking Khaybulaev with leg kicks, Khaybulaev barely lands a left hook on an incoming Loughnane. Loughnane rocks Khaybulaev after landing a right uppercut, Khaybulaev charges at Loughnane while swinging wildly at him. Loughnane backs Khaybulaev up while taking a few swings at him, Khaybulaev backs Loughnane into the cage wall before dragging him to the ground. Loughnane scrambles to his feet and Khaybulaev holds him against the cage wall, Khaybulaev drags Loughnane back to the ground and Loughnane gets back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Loughnane (Final Score: 29-28 for Khaybulaev)

Official Result: Movlid Khaybulaev def. Brendan Loughnane by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

PFL Featherweight Division Semi-Finals
Chris Wade vs. Bubba Jenkins

Round One: The round begins with Jenkins leaping over Wade with a jump knee strike attempt right as the bell sounds, Jenkins and Wade get into some striking exchanges. Jenkins scores a takedown on Wade and he gets him in the seated position, Jenkins transitions to back control against Wade. Wade scrambles to his feet with Jenkins holding onto him, Jenkins scores another takedown on Wade and Wade rolls for a guillotine choke. Jenkins gets free and both fighters get back to their feet, Wade grabs Jenkins and he holds him against the cage wall. Jenkins winds up getting Wade back down and he gets back control, Wade gets free and he gets north/south control on Jenkins. Wade transitions to back control and Jenkins scrambles to his feet, Jenkins grabs Wade and he gets him up against the cage wall. Wade scores a takedown on Jenkins and he gets side control, Wade lands some ground and pound on Jenkins as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jenkins

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Wade goes for a few high kicks and Jenkins blocks them all. Wade starts landing some leg kicks against Jenkins, Jenkins responds by popping Wade with a right. Jenkins grabs Wade and he gets him up against the cage wall, Jenkins drags Wade to the ground and Wade immediately sweeps him after a kimura attempt. Wade locks Jenkins in a d’arce choke, Wade eventually releases the choke and he attempts another choke on Jenkins. Jenkins escapes the choke and Wade gains back control on him, Wade looks for a rear naked choke and Jenkins defends. Wade maintains top control on Jenkins as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wade (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Wade attacking Jenkins with leg kicks and a side kick to the head, Jenkins nails Wade with a right before scoring a takedown on him. Jenkins gains back control and Wade sweeps him to gain top control, Wade gains side control while landing ground and pound on Jenkins. Wade advances to north/south control against Jenkins, Wade then moves into the half guard against Jenkins. Jenkins scrambles to his feet and Wade holds him against the cage wall, Jenkins looks for a ten finger choke on Wade while dragging him to the ground. Jenkins gets back control on Wade after releasing the choke attempt, Wade shakes Jenkins off of him and he gets top control on the ground. Wade gets back control on Jenkins and he briefly looks for a rear naked choke, Wade gets Jenkins in a seated position next while looking for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wade (Final Score: 29-28 for Wade)

Official Result: Chris Wade def. Bubba Jenkins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

PFL Light Heavyweight Division Semi-Finals
Emiliano Sordi vs. Antonio Carlos Jr.

Round One: The round begins with the fighters trading some jabs, Sordi cracks Carlos Jr with a right to the midsection. Carlos Jr starts landing some leg kicks against Sordi, Sordi comes forward and Carlos Jr cracks him with a right. Sordi responds by landing another right to the body of Carlos Jr. Carlos Jr hunts for a takedown and Sordi defends before landing a right, Sordi also starts landing his own leg kicks against Carlos Jr. Carlos Jr swings wildly at Sordi while backing him into the cage wall, Sordi accidentally nails Carlos Jr low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with the fighters trading more jabs, Sordi then cracks Carlos Jr with a two punch combination. Carlos Jr recovers and he nails a swinging Sordi with a counter right, Carlos Jr again lands a right during an exchange with Sordi. The fighters trade some rights as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Sordi

Round Two: The round begins with Sordi exchanging jabs with Carlos Jr, Sordi also starts landing leg kicks against Carlos Jr and Carlos Jr responds with some of his own. Carlos Jr hunts for takedowns and Sordi defends against them while landing a few strikes, Sordi backs up Carlos Jr while landing a right hook. Carlos Jr eats a leg kick before landing a few rights on Sordi, Carlos Jr continues coming forward and landing rights on Sordi. Sordi then cracks Carlos Jr with a left hook to the midsection, Sordi picks Carlos Jr apart with strikes while avoiding more takedown attempts. Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Sordi and he gets the half guard, Carlos Jr nails Sordi with ground and pound. Sordi scrambles to his feet as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Carlos Jr (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Carlos Jr and Sordi exchanging some jabs, Carlos Jr starts landing some leg kicks on Sordi. Carlos Jr grabs Sordi and he gets him up against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Sordi and he gets back control. Sordi manages to stand up with Carlos Jr staying on his back, Sordi shakes Carlos Jr off of his back and Carlos Jr gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Carlos Jr attacks Sordi with leg kicks, Sordi clinches with Carlos Jr for a moment and he lands a knee strike. Carlos Jr grabs Sordi and he gets him back against the cage wall, Carlos Jr scores a takedown on Sordi and he gets back control. Sordi scrambles to his feet and Carlos Jr holds him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Carlos Jr (Final Score: 29-28 for Carlos Jr)

Official Result: Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Emiliano Sordi by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

PFL Light Heavyweight Division Semi-Finals
Cezar Ferreira vs. Marthin Hamlet

Round One: The round begins with Hamlet kicking Ferreira in the midsection, Ferreira injures himself while throwing a kick and Hamlet lands a few follow up strikes as he goes down to force a referee stoppage.

Official Result: Marthin Hamlet def. Cezar Ferreira by TKO via strikes (0:13, R1)

Sheymon Moraes vs. Lazar Stojadinovic

Round One: The round begins with Stojadinovic attempting a few jabs against Moraes, Stojadinovic goes for a few high kicks and Moraes avoids them. Stojadinovic looks for a takedown and Moraes defends before eating a body kick, Moraes pops an incoming Stojadinovic with a short right. Stojadinovic and Moraes get into a wild striking exchange that rocks Moraes, Stojadinovic scores a takedown on Moraes and he gets the full mount. Moraes scrambles and he gets the fight standing again, Moraes scores a takedown on Stojadinovic and he gets the half guard. Stojadinovic scrambles to his feet and he gets Moraes against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Stojadinovic

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking some swings at each other, Moraes hits Stojadinovic with a front kick to the face. Moraes follows up by kicking Stojadinovic in the midsection, Stojadinovic grabs Moraes and he holds him against the cage wall. Stojadinovic pops Moraes with a few rights upon separating with him, Moraes barely lands a spinning back kick against Stojadinovic. Stojadinovic and Moraes get into a few wild striking exchanges, the fighters clinch momentarily and exchange more strikes. Moraes then hits Stojadinovic with a right hook to the midsection, Stojadinovic goes for a high kick and Moraes nails him with a counter right. Moraes starts attacking Stojadinovic with some leg kicks, Moraes again cracks Stojadinovic with a kick to the midsection, Moraes scores a takedown and Stojadinovic gets right back up. Moraes then hits Stojadinovic with a step in knee strike to the midsection, Moraes then lands a counter right on a kicking Stojadinovic. Moraes drops a swinging Stojadinovic with a counter right and he lands follow up strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sheymon Moraes def. Lazar Stojadinovic by TKO via strikes (4:45, R2)

Chris Camozzi vs. Cory Hendricks

Round One: The round begins with Hendricks attacking Camozzi with some leg kicks, Camozzi charges forward and he nails Hendricks with a knee strike followed by leg kicks. Hendricks looks for a takedown and Camozzi defends while swinging away at him, Hendricks backs up Camozzi after landing a short right hook. Camozzi responds by cracking Hendricks with a short left hook, Hendricks attempts a few high kicks and Camozzi avoids them all. Camozzi attacks Hendricks with a front kick to the body followed by more leg kicks, Hendricks looks for the takedown again and Camozzi pops him with a left. Camozzi then cracks Hendricks with a hook kick to the head, Camozzi leaps at Hendricks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi

Round Two: The round begins with Hendricks attempting a high kick and Camozzi blocks it, Hendricks starts landing some leg kicks on Camozzi. Camozzi backs up Hendricks after landing a two punch combination, Hendricks scores a takedown on a swinging Camozzi and Camozzi gets right back up. Hendricks grabs Camozzi and he holds him against the cage wall, Hendricks scores a takedown on Camozzi and Camozzi sweeps him to gain top control. Hendricks scrambles and he manages to gain back control on Camozzi, Hendricks looks for a rear naked choke and Camozzi defends. Camozzi scrambles and Hendricks winds up in his half guard, Hendricks attacks Camozzi with some ground and pound. Camozzi catches Hendricks in a kimura and he uses it to sweep Hendricks, Camozzi lands some ground and pound on Hendricks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hendricks (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Hendricks cracking Camozzi with a looping left, Camozzi lands some leg kicks against Hendricks. Camozzi starts backing up Hendricks while swinging away at him, Camozzi and Hendricks exchange a plethora of jabs. Camozzi backs up Hendricks again after landing a trio of rights followed by a body shot, Camozzi starts landing combos to the midsection of Hendricks. Hendricks looks for the takedown and Camozzi defends against it, Hendricks charges at Camozzi while swinging wildly at him. Camozzi grabs Hendricks and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and take a few swings at each other. Camozzi backs up Hendricks after landing a series of lefts, Camozzi grabs Hendricks again and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Camozzi (Final Score: 29-28 for Camozzi)

Official Result: Chris Camozzi def. Cory Hendricks by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Anthony Dizy vs. Jesse Stirn

Round One: The round begins with Dizy attacking Stirn with a two punch combination, Stirn comes forward and he pops Dizy with a left. Dizy follows Stirn around the cage while swinging away at him, Stirn dances around Dizy while landing a few strikes. Dizy grabs Stirn and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch. Dizy attacks Stirn with some knee strikes to his legs, Dizy scores a takedown and Stirn gets right back up. Dizy again holds Stirn against the cage wall as the duo exchanges knee strikes, the fighters separate and Stirn eats jabs while throwing leg kicks. Dizy lands an uppercut before eating a counter right hook from Stirn, Dizy looks for a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dizy

Round Two: The round begins with Dizy jabbing away at the moving Stirn, Stirn starts landing some leg kicks against Dizy. Dizy backs up Stirn while landing a pair of right uppercuts, Stirn then cracks Dizy with a left to the midsection. Dizy grabs Stirn and he gets him up against the cage wall, Dizy gets Stirn to a knee while gaining back control. Dizy attacks Stirn with some ground and pound before moving to the half guard, Stirn eventually gets Dizy into his full guard while eating more strikes. Stirn scrambles to his feet and Dizy gets standing back control, Stirn spins Dizy and looks for his own takedown. Dizy scrambles and he winds up in top control against Stirn, Dizy attacks Stirn with some ground and pound while gaining side control. Stirn scrambles and he makes it back to his feet, the fighters separate and Dizy nails a swinging Stirn with a counter left as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dizy (Overall Score: 20-18 for Dizy)

Round Three: The round begins with Dizy attacking Stirn with some jabs, Stirn attacks Dizy with some leg kicks. Stirn comes forward and he pops Dizy with a few short left hooks, Stirn follows up by kicking Dizy in the midsection. Stirn comes forward and Dizy pops him with a pair of rights, Stirn dances around Dizy before popping him with a right. Dizy grabs Stirn and he gets him up against the cage wall, Stirn gets free and the fighters separate from each other. Stirn goes for a high kick and Dizy manages to block it, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dizy (Final Score: 30-27 for Dizy)

Official Result: Anthony Dizy def. Jesse Stirn by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Jason Knight vs. Bobby Moffett

Round One: The round begins with Knight attempting a few jabs against Moffett, Knight also starts landing leg kicks against Moffett. Moffett starts landing his own leg kicks against Knight, Moffett hunts for a takedown on a swinging Knight. Knight defends against the takedown and he gets a modified back control position on Moffett, Knight catches Moffett in an inverted triangle choke. Knight also lands a multitude of body shots while holding Moffett in the inverted triangle choke, Moffett gets free from the choke and both fighters scramble to their feet. Knight then hits Moffett with a right to the midsection, Moffett nails Knight with a knee strike followed by a two punch combination. Moffett rocks Knight after landing a kick to the midsection, Moffett lands a follow up body kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Knight

Round Two: The round begins with Knight attacking Moffett with some leg kicks, Moffett responds by landing his own leg kicks. Moffett comes forward as Knight attacks him with combinations, Knight also nails Moffett with a push kick to the midsection. Moffett barely lands a head kick against Knight, Knight goes for a jumping triangle choke and Moffett defends to get top control on the ground. Moffett attacks Knight with some ground and pound, Knight wall walks to his feet and Moffett takes him right back down. Moffett keeps control on a scrambling Knight while controlling his head, Knight scrambles again and he gets Moffett into his full guard. Knight gets Moffett in a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moffett (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Knight backs up Moffett after landing a left hook. Moffett fires back and he attempts a knee strike against Knight, Knight scores a takedown and Moffett gets right back up. Knight gets Moffett against the cage wall before jumping on his back and dragging him to the ground, Moffett sweeps Knight and he gains top control. Moffett attacks Knight with some ground and pound, Knight scrambles to his feet and Moffett gets him right back down to the ground. Moffett attacks Knight with some more ground and pound, the referee stands up the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Knight swinging away at Moffett until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Moffett (Final Score: 29-28 for Moffett)

Official Result: Bobby Moffett def. Jason Knight by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Alejandro Flores vs. Carl Deaton

Round One: The round begins with Deaton and Flores taking some swings at each other, Flores starts landing some leg kicks on Deaton. Deaton backs up Flores after throwing a two punch combination, Flores accidentally nails Deaton low and the fight is halted. The action resumes with Flores nailing a swinging Deaton with a counter strike combination, Deaton starts landing his own leg kicks on Flores. Deaton comes forward and Flores clocks him with a knee strike, Deaton comes forward and he hits Flores with a few jabs. Deaton comes forward and Flores pops him with a few lefts, Flores backs up Deaton after landing a left hook to his midsection. Deaton barely lands a jump knee strike against a swinging Flores, Flores attacks Deaton with a few high kicks as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Flores

Round Two: The round begins with Flores landing some leg kicks against Deaton, Flores also lands side kicks to the knee of Deaton. Deaton charges at Flores as the fighters swing away at each other, Flores goes for a switch kick and Deaton blocks it. Deaton drops Flores with a two punch combo and Flores gets right back up, Deaton comes forward and he attacks Flores with more combinations. Flores goes for a jump knee strike and Deaton pops him with a right, Deaton again cracks Flores with a combination. Flores barely lands a jump knee strike to the body of Deaton, Flores cracks Deaton with a jumping front kick to the head. Deaton hits Flores with a short right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Deaton (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Flores attacking Deaton with a jump knee strike, Deaton goes back to landing leg kicks against Flores. Flores responds by landing his own leg kicks on Deaton, Flores comes forward and Deaton cracks him with a right hook. Flores backs up Deaton while eating a multiple punch combination, Deaton leaps at Flores and Flores pops him with a few strikes. Deaton charges at Flores while swinging away at him, Deaton then lands a counter left against a swinging Flores. Deaton hunts for the takedown and Flores defends while landing a few strikes, Deaton nails Flores with a left. Flores goes for a spinning back fist and Deaton goes for a jump knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Flores (Final Score: 29-28 for Flores)

Official Result: Alejandro Flores def. Carl Deaton by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jacob Kilburn vs. Brandon Jenkins

Round One: The round begins with Jenkins exchanging leg kicks with Kilburn, Kilburn charges at Jenkins and a striking exchange breaks out. Kilburn grabs a swinging Jenkins and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange more leg kicks. Jenkins nails a swinging Kilburn with a counter left hook, Kilburn misses a wheel kick before landing an overhand right on Jenkins. Jenkins comes forward and he cracks Kilburn with a left hook, Kilburn continuously charges at Jenkins while swinging away at him. Jenkins levels Kilburn with a jump knee strike and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Brandon Jenkins def. Jacob Kilburn by KO via knee strike (2:56, R1)


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