PFL 3 Results: Jake Shields, John Howard, Rick Story, Bojan Velickovic, Eddie Gordon, Paul Bradley & The Villefort Brothers In Action

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Main Card (9pm EST., NBC Sports Network)

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Ray Cooper III def. Jake Shields by TKO via strikes (2:09, R2)

Pavlo Kusch def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov by submission via rear naked choke (1:23, R2)

Rick Story def. Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Shamil Gamzatov def. Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

John Howard def. Gasan Umalatov by submission via rear naked choke (2:59, R2)

Preliminary Card (5:30pm EST., Facebook Live)

Joao Zeferino def. Paul Bradley by KO via strikes (1:58, R1)

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Herman Terrado by submission via rear naked choke (4:54, R1)

Bruno Santos def. Sadibou Sy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Louis Taylor def. Anderson Goncalves by TKO via strikes (0:58, R3)

Rex Harris def. Andre Lobato by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Danillo Villefort by TKO via strikes (3:37, R1)

Bojan Velickovic def. Jonatan Westin by TKO via strikes (2:50, R2)


Bojan Velickovic vs. Jonatan Westin

Round One: The round begins with Westin taking a few swings at Velickovic, Westin nails Velickovic with a kick to the midsection. Velickovic and Westin start exchanging some leg kicks, Velickovic catches an incoming Westin with a short right hook. Westin coming forward and swinging away at Velickovic, Westin scores a takedown on Velickovic and he gets the full guard. Westin transitions to the half guard against Velickovic, Velickovic scrambles to his feet and then separates from Westin. Velickovic starts attacking Westin with punching combinations, Velickovic scores a takedown on Westin and he gets the half guard. Velickovic lands a few strikes before posturing up, Velickovic lands some more strikes when regaining the full guard and then half guard on Westin. Westin rolls for a calf slicer while Velickovic looks for a toe hold as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Velickovic

Round Two: The round begins with Velickovic popping an incoming Westin with a short right, Velickovic grabs Westin and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and both fighters land some left hooks, Velickovic stuns Westin with a two punch combination. Westin goes right back to attacking Velickovic with some leg kicks, Velickovic scores a takedown on Westin and he gets the full mount. Velickovic attacks Westin with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Bojan Velickovic def. Jonatan Westin by TKO via strikes (2:50, R2)

Abusupiyan Magomedov vs. Danillo Villefort

Round One: The round begins with Villefort attacking Magomedov with some leg kicks, Magomedov nails Villefort with a kick to the midsection. Magomedov starts nailing Villefort with some leg kicks of his own, Magomedov backs up Villefort with a two punch combination. Villefort charges at Magomedov and the two have a striking exchange, Magomedov nails Villefort with a kick to the midsection before dropping him with a right. Villefort gets up and he eats a pair of punches from Magomedov, Magomedov attacking Villefort with kicks to the midsection. Magomedov drops Villefort with a kick to the midsection and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Abusupiyan Magomedov def. Danillo Villefort by TKO via strikes (3:37, R1)

Andre Lobato vs. Rex Harris

Round One: The round begins with Harris following Lobato around the cage, Harris gets Lobato against the cage wall after landing a few rights. Lobato spins Harris and he attacks him with some knee strikes, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Harris scores a takedown on Lobato and he gets side control, Harris transitions to the half guard against Lobato. Lobato eventually gets Harris into his full guard, Lobato scrambles to his feet and he nails Harris with a multiple punch combination. Harris grabs Lobato and he gets him against the cage wall, Harris gets free and he attacks Lobato with a kick. Lobato gets Harris against the cage wall while looking for the takedown, the fighters separate and then grapple as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lobato

Round Two: The round begins with Harris attacking Lobato with a high kick, Lobato grabs Harris and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Harris attacks Lobato with leg kicks, Lobato responds by nailing Harris with a kick to the midsection. Lobato cracks a swinging Harris with a four punch combination, Lobato gets Harris against the cage wall again. The fighters separate and Lobato catches Harris with a counter strike combination, Harris recovers to hit Lobato with a two punch combination. Lobato starts nailing Harris with some leg kicks of his own, Lobato then nails Harris with a kick to the midsection. Harris grabs Lobato and he gets him against the cage wall, Harris scores a takedown on Lobato and he gets side control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Harris grabbing Lobato and getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Harris attacks Lobato with a punching combination. Harris again gets Lobato up against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Lobato wall walks to his feet and separates from Harris. Lobato starts attacking Harris with some leg kicks, Harris gets Lobato against the cage wall again after a high kick attempt. The fighters separate and they exchange a few blows, Harris again gets Lobato up against the cage wall. Lobato spins Harris and he catches him with a few strikes, the fighters separate and Harris nails Lobato with a two punch combination as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Rex Harris def. Andre Lobato by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Anderson Goncalves vs. Louis Taylor

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with a few kicks, Taylor charges forward and he gets Goncalves against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Taylor attacks Goncalves with leg kicks, Goncalves starts attacking Taylor with some leg kicks. Taylor continues coming forward and swinging away at Goncalves, Goncalves attempts a spinning back kick against Taylor. Taylor cracks Goncalves with a four punch combination after a failed takedown attempt, Goncalves nails an incoming Taylor with a left hook. Goncalves then nails Taylor with a kick to the midsection, Taylor catches Goncalves with a right followed by a left hook. Taylor backs Goncalves into the cage wall while landing a multiple punch combination, Goncalves kicks away at Taylor as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Taylor

Round Two: The round begins with Taylor coming forward and kicking away at Goncalves, Goncalves starts attacking Taylor with some leg kicks. Taylor drops Goncalves with a left and he applies a guillotine choke, Goncalves escapes the choke and he gets full mount on Taylor. Taylor scrambles at the right time to get the fight standing again, Taylor then cracks Goncalves with an overhand right. Taylor slips on a takedown attempt and Goncalves gets top position on the ground, Goncalves attacks Taylor with ground and pound. Goncalves transitions to back control against Taylor, Goncalves starts hunting for the rear naked choke against Taylor until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Goncalves kicking away at Taylor, Taylor looks for a takedown and Goncalves nails him with a knee strike. Taylor destroys Goncalves with a multiple punch combination and the referee jumps in when Goncalves goes down.

Official Result: Louis Taylor def. Anderson Goncalves by TKO via strikes (0:58, R3)

Bruno Santos vs. Sadibou Sy

Round One: The round begins with Santos attempting some leg kicks against Sy, Sy nails Santos with a kick to the midsection. Santos also attacks Sy with some side kicks to the leg, Santos and Sy exchange some high kick attempts, Santos grabs a kicking Sy and he gets him against the cage wall. Santos pops Sy with a few strikes while holding him against the cage wall, Santos keeps Sy against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Santos

Round Two: The round begins with Santos attacking Sy with some leg kicks, Sy lands a kick and Santos briefly gets him against the cage wall. Sy pops an incoming Santos with a straight left, Santos charges at Sy while taking a few swings at him. Santos and Sy exchange some leg kicks, Santos again charges at Sy while throwing a combination and the round comes to an end.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Sy attacking Santos with some leg kicks, Sy also peppers Santos with a few jabs. Santos gets Sy against the cage wall before scoring a takedown on him, Santos transitions to the half guard against Sy. Santos eventually advances to the side control position against Sy, Santos then gains the full mount against Sy. Santos swings away at Sy as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Bruno Santos def. Sadibou Sy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paul Bradley vs. Joao Zeferino

Round One: The round begins with Zeferino kicking Bradley in the midsection, Zeferino then attempts a head kick against Bradley. Zeferino comes forward and he nails Bradley with a right, Zeferino follows that up by catching Bradley with a pair of hooks. Zeferino backs Bradley into the cage wall after landing a right hook, the fighters separate and Zeferino rocks Bradley with a right. Zeferino knocks out Bradley while he is still standing up and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Joao Zeferino def. Paul Bradley by KO via strikes (1:58, R1)

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Herman Terrado

Round One: The round begins with Terrado coming forward while attacking Magomedkerimov with lefts, Magomedkerimov comes forward and he nails Terrado with a knee strike. Magomedkerimov also attacks Terrado with a few front kicks, Magomedkerimov grabs Terrado and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Magomedkerimov nails Terrado with an overhand right. The fighters grapple and battle for position along the cage wall, the fighters separate and Magomedkerimov kicks away at Terrado. Magomedkerimov attacks Terrado with a flying knee strike before rocking him with a right, Magomedkerimov gets Terrado down after landing some uppercuts. Magomedkerimov gets back control on Terrado while landing some strikes, Magomedkerimov locks Terrado in the rear naked choke and Terrado goes out cold.

Official Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Herman Terrado by submission via rear naked choke (4:54, R1)

John Howard vs. Gasan Umalatov

Round One: The round begins with Howard attacking Umalatov with some leg kicks, Umalatov responds by landing some leg kicks of his own. Howard attacks Umalatov with strikes after the fighters clinch, the fighters continue getting into brief striking exchanges. Umalatov attacks Howard with a kick to the midsection, Howard rocks Umalatov with a punch and Howard gets him against the cage wall. Howard goes back to attacking Umalatov with knee strikes, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate after Umalatov nails Howard with an uppercut, Umalatov barely connects with a head kick against Howard. The fighters clinch after Umalatov nails Howard with a right, the fighters exchange blows while in the clinch and Howard scores a takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Howard

Round Two: The round begins with Howard attacking Umalatov with some leg kicks, Howard nails Umalatov with a punching combination before scoring a takedown. Howard transitions to back control on Umalatov, Howard applies the rear naked choke and the tap out follows.

Official Result: John Howard def. Gasan Umalatov by submission via rear naked choke (2:59, R2)

Shamil Gamzatov vs. Eddie Gordon

Round One: The round begins with Gamzatov peppering Gordon with some jabs, Gamzatov also attacks Gordon with some leg kicks. Gordon nails a swinging Gamzatov with a pair of counter rights, Gamzatov attacks Gordon with a variety of kicks. Gamzatov catches an incoming Gordon with some short lefts, Gordon then catches Gamzatov with a left hook. Gamzatov continues picking Gordon apart from the outside, Gordon stuns a kicking Gamzatov with a counter right. Gordon accidentally pokes Gamzatov in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Gamzatov and Gordon swinging away at each other. Gamzatov catches a backing Gordon with a flying knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Gamzatov

Round Two: The round begins with Gamzatov accidentally kicking Gordon low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Gamzatov kicking away at Gordon. Gamzatov keeps Gordon at bay by peppering him with jabs, Gamzatov backs Gordon into the cage wall with a multiple punch combination. Gamzatov also connects with some leg kicks against Gordon, Gamzatov scores a takedown on Gordon and he gets the half guard. Gordon quickly traps Gamzatov in his full guard, Gordon causes a scramble and both fighters get back to their feet. Gamzatov crushes Gordon with knee strikes to the head as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Gamzatov swinging away at Gordon, Gamzatov backs up Gordon with a high kick attempt. Gamzatov and Gordon land rights during a brief exchange, Gamzatov uses the jab to keep Gordon at bay. Gamzatov looks for a takedown and Gordon assaults him with a multiple punch combination, Gamzatov also attacks Gordon with some leg kicks. The fighters also exchange some kicks to the midsection, Gamzatov continues picking Gordon apart from the outside. Gordon swings wildly at Gamzatov as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Shamil Gamzatov def. Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Rick Story vs. Yuri Villefort

Round One: The round begins with Story attacking Villefort with a two punch combination, Villefort scores a takedown on Story and he gets back control. Story scrambles at the right time to get head control on Villefort, the fighters separate and Villefort pops Story with a straight right. Story catches Villefort with a left hook before scoring a takedown, Villefort goes for a guillotine choke and Story escapes to maintain top position. The fighters get up and Villefort gets Story against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing wildly at each other. Villefort catches a swinging Story with a counter left hook, Story grabs Villefort and he gets him against the cage wall. Story scores a takedown on Villefort and he goes for the guillotine choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Story

Round Two: The round begins with Story nailing Villefort with a three punch combination, Story continuously charges forward and he swings away at Villefort. Story keeps Villefort against the cage wall while swinging away at him, Villefort starts swinging back against Story. Story continues swinging away at a scrambling Villefort, Villefort catches a swinging Story with some counter strikes. Story scores a takedown on Villefort and he gets the open guard, Villefort rolls for a heel hook and Story gets back to his feet. Villefort scores a takedown on Story after eating a knee strike and Story gets right back up, the fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Villefort and Story swinging away at each other, Story catches Villefort with a kick to the midsection. Story backs Villefort up while just swinging away at him, Story scores a takedown on Villefort and he gets the half guard. Story attacks Villefort with some ground and pound, Story rolls for an arm bar and Villefort escapes to get the fight standing again. Story holds Villefort against the cage wall while landing some more strikes, Story scores another takedown on Villefort and he gets the half guard. Story attacks Villefort with ground and pound. The fighters get to their feet and swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Rick Story def. Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Pavlo Kusch vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov

Round One: The round begins with Nurmagomedov attacking Kusch with a high kick, Nurmagomedov starts attacking Kusch with some leg kicks. The fighters get into a wild striking exchange, Nurmagomedov nails Kusch with a kick before landing a counter left. Nurmagomedov then catches Kusch with a left to the midsection, Kusch then catches Nurmagomedov with a kick to the midsection. Nurmagomedov grabs Kusch and he gets him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Nurmagomedov attacking Kusch with a step in knee strike, Nurmagomedov crushes Kusch with a head kick. Nurmagomedov holds Kusch against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round Two: The round begins with Kusch catching a swinging Nurmagomedov with a right, Nurmagomedov starts nailing Kusch with some leg kicks. Kusch eats a straight left while attacking Nurmagomedov with a knee strike, Kusch drops Nurmagomedov with an uppercut and he pounces on him with more strikes. Kusch locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Pavlo Kusch def. Abubakar Nurmagomedov by submission via rear naked choke (1:23, R2)

Jake Shields vs. Ray Cooper III

Round One: The round begins with Shields attacking Cooper III with some leg kicks, Cooper III scores a takedown on Shields while landing a few strikes. Shields scrambles to his feet while eating a plethora of blows from Cooper III, Shields looks to pull guard while Cooper III swings away at him. Shields gets up and he gets Cooper III against the cage wall, Shields accidentally nails Cooper III with a knee to the cup and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Shields kicking away at Cooper III, Cooper III nails Shields with a right before scoring a takedown. Shields gets up and Cooper III swings away at him, Shields drags Cooper III to the ground and Cooper III gets top position. Cooper III attacks Shields with some ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cooper III

Round Two: The round begins with Shields kicking a jabbing Cooper III in the midsection, Cooper III drops Shields with a left hook and he pounces on him with more strikes. Shields attacks Cooper III with some up kicks as he postured up, Cooper III eventually allows Shields to stand up. Cooper III drops a kicking Shields with a counter left hook and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Ray Cooper III def. Jake Shields by TKO via strikes (2:09, R2)

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