PFL 10 Results: The Middleweight & Welterweight Playoff Finalists Are Set!

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Middleweight Playoffs Semi-Finals

Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Sadibou Sy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Louis Taylor def. John Howard by technical decision (No Scores Announced)

Welterweight Playoffs Semi-Finals

Ray Cooper III def. Handesson Ferreira by TKO via strikes (2:28, R1)
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Bojan Velickovic by TKO via strikes (3:13, R2)

Middleweight Playoffs Opening Round

Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Gasan Umalatov by first round tie breaker (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
Sadibou Sy def. Bruno Santos by first round tie breaker (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
John Howard def. Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
Louis Taylor def. Rex Harris by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Welterweight Playoffs Opening Round

Ray Cooper III def. Jake Shields by TKO via strikes (3:10, R1)
Handesson Ferreira def. Rick Story by TKO via injury (1:15, R2)
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Pavlo Kusch by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Bojan Velickovic by first round tie breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

(Note: Abubakar Nurmagomedov defeated Bojan Velickovic in an opening round playoff bout, but suffered an injury and was unable to continue, which has allowed Velickovic to take his spot in the semi-finals.)


Welterweight Playoffs Opening Round
Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Bojan Velickovic

Round One: The round begins with Nurmagomedov popping a swinging Velickovic with a counter right, Nurmagomedov also starts attacking Velickovic with some leg kicks. Nurmagomedov gets Velickovic against the cage wall after eating a knee strike, Nurmagomedov scores a takedown on Velickovic and he gets him in the seated position. Velickovic scrambles to his feet while eating strikes from Nurmagomedov, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes. The fighters separate and Nurmagomedov exchanges jabs with Velickovic, Nurmagomedov scores another takedown on Velickovic and he gets the half guard. Velickovic eventually gets Nurmagomedov in his full guard, Velickovic lands strikes from his back as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Velickovic swinging away at Nurmagomedov, Velickovic scores a takedown on Nurmagomedov and Nurmagomedov gets right back up. Velickovic lands knee strikes as the fighters clinch, Nurmagomedov grabs Velickovic and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Velickovic drags Nurmagomedov to the ground, Nurmagomedov scrambles and gets top position against Velickovic. Nurmagomedov transitions to back control against Velickovic, Velickovic scrambles to get the fight standing again. Velickovic goes for the takedown and he winds up getting Nurmagomedov against the cage wall, Velickovic attacks Nurmagomedov with some knee strikes to the midsection. Velickovic drags Nurmagomedov to the ground and Nurmagomedov again scrambles to get top position, Velickovic gets up and Nurmagomedov drags him back to the ground. Velickovic goes for a kimura as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov (Final Score: 20-18 for Nurmagomedov)

Official Result: Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Bojan Velickovic by first round tie breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Middleweight Playoffs Opening Round
Louis Taylor vs. Rex Harris

Round One: The round begins with Harris cracking a kicking Taylor with a counter right, Taylor grabs Harris and he gets him against the cage wall. Taylor drags Harris to the ground using the front headlock, Harris gets back up and Taylor gets him back against the cage wall. Harris scores a takedown on Taylor and he gets side control, Harris goes to the half guard while attacking Taylor with ground and pound, Taylor then gets Harris in the butterfly guard before scrambling to his feet. Taylor quickly gets Harris back up against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Taylor gets Harris back against the cage wall, The fighters separate after Taylor lands a two punch combination, Harris then gets Taylor against the cage wall as the two battle for position. Taylor scores a takedown on Harris and Harris gets right back up, Taylor scores another takedown on Harris and he gets right back up again. Taylor holds Harris against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taylor

Round Two: The round begins with Harris attacking Taylor with leg kicks and a punching combination, Taylor stuns a swinging Harris by landing a counter left. Taylor then pops Harris with a two punch combination, Harris grabs Taylor and the two battle for position along the cage wall. The fighters separate and immediately clinch to exchange a few strikes, the fighters separate again and Harris nails Taylor with a punching combination. Taylor grabs Harris and gets him against the cage wall for a short time, Taylor again gets Harris against the cage wall for a short time. Taylor grabs a swinging Harris and puts him back against the cage wall for a few moments, Taylor kicks an incoming Harris in the midsection. Harris scores a takedown on Taylor and Taylor gets right back up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taylor (Final Score: 20-18 for Taylor)

Official Result: Louis Taylor def. Rex Harris by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Welterweight Playoffs Opening Round
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Pavlo Kusch

Round One: The round begins with Kusch immediately looking for the takedown, Kusch pulls guard to drag Magomedkerimov to to the ground. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Magomedkerimov takes a few swings at Kusch. Kusch again pulls guard and he drags Magomedkerimov to the ground, the referee again separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Kusch nails a swinging Magomedkerimov with a knee strike, the fighters then engage in a wild striking exchange. Kusch goes for a takedown and Magomedkerimov attempts a standing guillotine choke, Magomedkerimov nails Kusch with a head kick. Kusch looks for a takedown and Magomedkerimov gets him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Magomedkerimov scoring a takedown on an incoming Kusch, Magomedkerimov goes for a guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Magomedkerimov

Round Two: The round begins with Kusch attacking a kicking Magomedkerimov with a counter left hook, Magomedkerimov keeps Kusch at a distance by swinging away at him. Kusch attempts an overhand right and spinning back fist against Magomedkerimov, Magomedkerimov stuns Kusch with an overhand right followed by a high kick. Kusch starts hunting for the takedowns against Magomedkerimov, Kusch charges at Magomedkerimov and he swings wildly at him while connecting. Magomedkerimov nails a swinging Kusch with a counter left hook, Kusch goes for a fornt kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kusch (Final Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Official Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Pavlo Kusch by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

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