PFL 5 Results: Jason High, Vinny Magalhaes, Brandon Halsey, Will Brooks, Rashid Magomedov, Chris Wade, Dan Spohn, Thiago Tavares & More In Action!

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

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Natan Schulte def. Jason High by submission via rear naked choke (4:18, R1)

Vinny Magalhaes def. Brandon Halsey by TKO via strikes (1:34, R1)

Will Brooks def. Robert Watley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Maxim Grishin def. Rakim Cleveland by submission via rear naked choke (4:03, R2)

Rashid Magomedov def. Luiz Firmino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Preliminary Card (7pm EST., Facebook Watch)

Chris Wade def. Yuki Kawana by submission via guillotine choke (4:24, R1)

Dan Spohn def. Arthur Alibulatov by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Thiago Tavares def. Arthur Estrazulas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)


Thiago Tavares vs. Arthur Estrazulas

Round One: The round begins with Tavares attempting a high kick against Estrazulas, Estrazulas catches Tavares with some leg kicks. Tavares comes forward and he gets Estrazulas against the cage wall for a short time, Estrazulas pops a swinging Tavares with a short left. Tavares scores a takedown on Estrazulas and he gets the full guard, Tavares attacks Estrazulas with some ground and pound. Estrazulas tries rolling for submissions while on his back, Tavares nails Estrazulas with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Tavares

Round Two: The round begins with Tavares nailing Estrazulas with a striking combo while they were in the clinch, Tavares grabs Estrazulas and he gets him against the cage wall. Tavares scores a takedown on Estrazulas and he gets back control, Tavares attacks Estrazulas with some ground and pound. Tavares transitions to the half guard against Estrazulas, Estrazulas creates space and he gets Tavares in his full guard. Estrazulas scrambles to his feet with Tavares holding onto him, Tavares drags Estrazulas back to the ground and Estrazulas gets top control after a short scramble. Estrazulas lands a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Tavares quickly getting Estrazulas against the cage wall, Tavares scores a takedown on Estrazulas and he gets the full guard. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Tavares nailing Estrazulas with a two punch combination. Estrazulas scores a takedown on Tavares and he gets the half guard, Estrazulas lands a few strikes before getting up and allowing Tavares to stand. Tavares nails a swinging Estrazulas with a counter right, Estrazulas nails Tavares with an uppercut before getting top position on the ground. Estrazulas nails Tavares with ground and pound, Estrazulas gets up and he makes Tavares stand as well. Tavares eats a right as he pulls guard on Estrazulas, Estrazulas attacks Tavares with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Thiago Tavares def. Arthur Estrazulas by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Dan Spohn vs. Artur Alibulatov

Round One: The round begins with Spohn charging at Alibulatov while swinging away at him, Spohn looks for a high kick against Alibulatov. Alibulatov starts attacking Spohn with some leg kicks, Alibulatov also attacks Spohn with a high kick attempt. Spohn starts attacking Alibulatov with some leg kicks of his own, Spohn comes forward to attack Alibulatov with a three strike combination. Spohn rocks Alibulatov with a multiple punch combination, Alibulatov attempts a spinning wheel kick against Spohn. Alibulatov kicks away at Spohn as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Spohn

Round Two: The round begins with Spohn attacking Alibulatov with some leg kicks, Spohn then hits Alibulatov with a left. Spohn cracks a kicking Alibulatov with a counter right hook, Alibulatov starts catching Spohn with his own leg kicks. Spohn backs up Alibulatov while just swinging away at him, Alibulatov catches Spohn with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Spohn grabs Alibulatov and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Alibulatov continues going for spinning attacks against Spohn. Spohn scores a takedown on Alibulatov and he gets the full mount, Spohn starts attacking Alibulatov with ground and pound. Alibulatov sweeps Spohn to get top position as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Alibulatov accidentally nailing Spohn low after a few exchanges, the referee takes a point from Alibulatov for the illegal strike. Spohn is unable to continue and the fight has been called off by the doctor, so the fight will go to the scorecards.

Official Result: Dan Spohn def. Arthur Alibulatov by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-27)

Chris Wade vs. Yuki Kawana

Round One: The round begins with Wade destroying Kawana with a jumping kick to the head, Wadee goes for the d’arce choke on Kawana. Wade releases the choke and he applies a guillotine choke and Kawana escapes by getting to his feet, Kawana gets Wade to the ground while maintaining top position. Wade wall walks to his feet and Kawana scores another takedown on him, Wade gets back up with Kawana holding onto him. Wade drops for a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Chris Wade def. Yuki Kawana by submission via guillotine choke (4:24, R1)

Rashid Magomedov vs. Luiz Firmino

Round One: The round begins with the fighters attacking each other with a few kicks, Firmino catches Magomedov with a few leg kicks. Firmino scores a takedown on Magomedov and he gets back control, Firmino hunts for the rear naked choke while eating a few strikes. Magomedov spins at the right time to get top position on Firmino, Magomedov swings away at Firmino as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Firmino

Round Two: The round begins with Firmino attacking Magomedov with some leg kicks, Magomedov nails Firmino with a front kick to the midsection. Magomedov and Firmino take some swings at each other in the center of the cage, Magomedov catches an incoming Firmino with a right. Magomedov cracks Firmino with an uppercut before getting him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and swing away at each other. Firmino starts hunting for takedowns against Magomedov, Magomedov nails Firmino with a kick to the midsection. Magomedov kicks away at Firmino as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Magomedov landing an uppercut before eating a right, Firmino lands an overhand right before looking for the takedown. Magomedov keeps Firmino at a distance by peppering him with some jabs, Magomedov and Firmino exchange some rights. Magomedov comes forward and he nails Firmino with a right, Magomedov rocks Firmino with a multiple punch combination. The fighters continue to just swing away at each other, Firmino backs Magomedov into the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters taking some swings at each other until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Rashid Magomedov def. Luiz Firmino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Maxim Grishin vs. Rakim Cleveland

Round One: The round begins with Grishin attacking Cleveland with some leg kicks, Grishin then nails Cleveland with a kick to the midsection. Grishin scores a takedown and Cleveland goes for a guillotine choke, Grishin gets up and Cleveland nails him with a knee strike. Grishin quickly gets Cleveland up against the cage wall. Cleveland accidentally nails Grishin low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Grishin kicking away at Cleveland. Grishin comes forward and he kicks away at Cleveland, Cleveland charges at Grishin and swings away at him. Grishin goes for a spinning back fist and Cleveland gets out of the way, Grishin attacks Cleveland with a few overhand rights. Grishin then nails Cleveland with a right to the midsection, Grishin gets Cleveland against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Grishin

Round Two: The round begins with Cleveland kicking Grishin in the midsection, Grishin lands a left before eating a combination from Cleveland. Cleveland attacks an incoming Grishin with a high kick, Grishin gets Cleveland against the cage wall while landing a few strikes. Grishin scores a takedown and Cleveland catches him in a guillotine choke, Grishin escapes to maintain top position. Grishin transitions to back control on Cleveland while landing a few strikes, Grishin attacks Cleveland with ground and pound. Grishin locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Maxim Grishin def. Rakim Cleveland by submission via rear naked choke (4:03, R2)

Will Brooks vs. Robert Watley

Round One: The round begins with Watley trying a left hook against Brooks, Brooks starts hitting Watley with leg kicks. Brooks pops a kicking Watley with a counter right, Brooks gets Watley against the cage wall while looking for a takedown. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Brooks scores a takedown on Watley and he gets the half guard. Watley wall walks to his feet and Brooks holds him against the cage wall, Watley briefly creates space and he nails Brooks with a knee strike. The referee separates the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with Watley scoring a takedown on Brooks. Brooks gets up and eats a knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Brooks

Round Two: The round begins with Watley charging forward and swinging away at Brooks, Brooks grabs Watley and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch, Brooks scores a takedown and Watley gets right back up. Brooks scores another takedown on Watley and he gets back control, Brooks looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Watley cracking Brooks with a left, Brooks grabs Watley and he gets him against the cage wall. Brooks scores a takedown on Watley and he gets back control, Brooks looks for the rear naked choke while landing ground and pound. Watley scrambles to his feet and he attacks Brooks with knee strikes, Brooks grabs Watley and he gets him against the cage wall again. Watley nails Brooks with another knee strike as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Will Brooks def. Robert Watley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Brandon Halsey

Round One: The round begins with Magalhaes kicking Halsey in the midsection, Halsey scores a takedown and he lets Magalhaes back up. Halsey grabs Magalhaes and he gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Magalhaes tries catching Halsey with some counter lefts. Magalhaes drops Halsey with a head kick and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Vinny Magalhaes def. Brandon Halsey by TKO via strikes (1:34, R1)

Jason High vs. Natan Schulte

Round One: The round begins with Schulte attacking High with a head kick attempt, Schulte also nails High with some leg kicks. Schulte catches a swinging High with a counter right hook, Schulte and High exchange some right hooks. High scores a takedown and Schulte gets right back up before getting High against the cage wall, Schulte scores a takedown on High and he gets the full guard. High scrambles to his feet and he nails Schulte with a knee strike, Schulte grabs High and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Schulte scores a takedown on High, Schulte transitions to back control against High. Schulte locks in a rear naked choke and High goes out cold.

Official Result: Natan Schulte def. Jason High by submission via rear naked choke (4:18, R1)

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