PFL 8 Results: The Heavyweight & Featherweight Finals Are Set

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Main Card (10pm EST., NBC Sports Network)

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Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals

Steven Siler def. Alexandre Almeida by DQ via illegal strike (0:52, R2)
Lance Palmer def. Andre Harrison by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight Playoffs Semi-Finals

Josh Copeland def. Alex Nicholson by KO via punch (1:27, R1)
Philipe Lins def. Jared Rosholt by TKO via strikes (0:45, R2)

Preliminary Card (7:30pm EST., Facebook Watch)

Heavyweight Playoffs Opening Round

Josh Copeland def. Francimar Barroso by first round tie breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)
Alex Nicholson def. Jack May by TKO via strikes (2:03, R1)
Philipe Lins def. Caio Alencar by submission via guillotine choke (0:58, R1)
Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight Playoffs Opening Round

Steven Siler def. Nazareno Malegarie by first round tie breaker (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
Alexandre Almeida def. Jumabieke Tuerxun by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)
Andre Harrison def. Alexandre Bezerra by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)
Lance Palmer def. Max Coga by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Heavyweight Playoffs Alternate Fight
Muhammed Dereese def. Mike Kyle by TKO via strikes (2:38, R1)


(Note: There was issues with the Facebook watch stream, so quick results were provided for Mike Kyle/Muhammed Dereese and the first round of Lance Palmer/Max Coga, full coverage begins with round two of Palmer vs. Coga. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.)

Featherweight Playoffs Opening Round
Lance Palmer vs. Max Coga

Round Two: The round begins with Palmer hunting for takedowns against Coga, Palmer scores a takedown on Coga and he gets back control. Palmer starts attacking Coga with some ground and pound, Palmer transitions to the full mount against Coga. Palmer starts attacking Coga with a few strikes, Coga gets Palmer off of him and Palmer gets the half guard. Coga rolls for a knee bar and he transitions to a heel hook against Palmer, Palmer gets free and top position as the round ends.

Official Result: Lance Palmer def. Max Coga by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Heavyweight Playoffs Opening Round
Kelvin Tiller vs. Jared Rosholt

Round One: The round begins with Rosholt scoring a takedown on Tiller and he gets him in the seated position, Rosholt transitions to the half guard against Tiller. Rosholt starts attacking Tiller with some ground and pound, Tiller tries scrambling as Rosholt attacks him with more strikes. Rosholt occasionally looks for the arm triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosholt 

Round Two: The round begins with Rosholt immediately putting Tiller against the cage wall, Rosholt scores a takedown on Tiller and he gets the half guard. Tiller eats more strikes as he gets Rosholt in his full guard, Rosholt gains the half guard again while landing some ground and pound. Tiller scrambles to his feet and Rosholt gets him against the cage wall, Rosholt scores another takedown on Tiller and he gets the half guard. Rosholt goes right back to attacking Tiller with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight Playoffs Opening Round
Andre Harrison vs. Alexandre Bezerra

Round One: The round begins with Harrison attacking Bezerra with jabs and leg kicks, Harrison rocks Bezerra with a high kick attempt. Harrison follows that up by nailing Bezerra with a right hook, Harrison then hits Bezerra with an overhand right. Bezerra recovers and attacks Harrison with a looping right, Bezerra backs up a swinging Harrison with a counter right. Harrison recovers and kicks Bezerra in the midsection, Bezerra starts swinging wildly against Harrison. Bezerra stuns a swinging Harrison with a counter left, Bezerra then hits Harrison with a knee strike to the head. Harrison gets Bezerra against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison

Round Two: The round begins with Bezerra again swinging wildly against Harrison, Harrison then eats a knee to the midsection from Bezerra. Bezerra attempts a flying knee strike against Harrison, Harrison starts attacking Bezerra with leg kicks. Harrison charges forward and he attacks Bezerra with rights, Harrison cracks an incoming Bezerra with a counter right uppercut. Bezerra backs Harrison against the cage wall while swinging wildly at him, Harrison cracks the swinging Bezerra with a straight right. Bezerra cracks a swinging Harrison before backing him up against the cage wall, Bezerra swings away at Harrison as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Andre Harrison def. Alexandre Bezerra by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)

Heavyweight Playoffs Opening Round
Philipe Lins vs. Caio Alencar

Round One: The round begins with Lins getting Alencar against the cage wall before scoring a takedown, Alencar gets right back up before separating from Lins. Alencar goes for a takedown and Lins drops for a guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Philipe Lins def. Caio Alencar by submission via guillotine choke (0:58, R1)

Featherweight Playoffs Opening Round
Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Alexandre Almeida

Round One: The round begins with Almeida nailing Tuerxun with a multiple punch combination, Tuerxun attempts a spinning back kick against Almeida. Tuerxun scores a takedown on Almeida and he gets the open guard, Tuerxun attacks Almeida with some ground and pound. Almeida rolls for an omaplata and Tuerxun escapes to keep top position, Almeida uses a knee bar attempt to get top position on Tuerxun. Almeida advances to the half guard position against Tuerxun, Almeida transitions to the half guard position against Tuerxun. Almeida lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Almeida

Round Two: The round begins with Tuerxun kicking Almeida right in the midsection, Almeida and Tuerxun exchange some leg kicks. Tuerxun slips while avoiding kicks and Almeida nails him with a punching combination, Tuerxun scores a takedown on Almeida and he gets the full guard. Almeida sweeps Tuerxun and he gets the full mount right away, Almeida attacks Tuerxun with a few strikes. Tuerxun eats more strikes while getting Almeida in his half guard, Tuerxun scrambles and that causes both fighters to get back up. Tuerxun comes forward and he swings wildly against Almeida, Tuerxun scores a takedown on Almeida and he gets the full guard. Almeida rolls for a few submission while on his back as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Alexandre Almeida def. Jumabieke Tuerxun by majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)

Heavyweight Playoffs Opening Round
Jack May vs. Alex Nicholson

Round One: The round begins with Nicholson attacking May with some leg kicks, May looks to hit Nicholson with punching combinations. Nicholson charges forward and he swings away at May, Nicholson and May exchange some two punch combinations. Nicholson stuns May with a knee strike followed by a punching combination, Nicholson drops May and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Alex Nicholson def. Jack May by TKO via strikes (2:03, R1)

Featherweight Playoffs Opening Round
Steven Siler vs. Nazareno Malegarie

Round One: The round begins with the fighters peppering each other with jabs, Siler starts hitting Malegarie with some leg kicks. Siler drops a swinging Malegarie with a counter right hook, Siler gets half guard on Malegarie as the fight goes to the ground. Malegarie scrambles to his feet and Siler attacks him with knee strikes, Siler drags Malegarie back to the ground while looking for chokes. Malegarie scrambles to his feet and Siler drops for a guillotine choke, Malegarie gets free and both fighters are standing again. Malegarie starts to just swing wildly against Siler, Malegarie cracks Siler with an overhand right to the head. Malegarie eats a few jabs before nailing Siler with another overhand right as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Siler

Round Two: The round begins with Malegarie taking some wild swing against Siler, Siler goes after Malegarie by landing leg kicks. Malegarie backs Siler into the cage wall while swinging away at him, the fighters separate and Malegarie swings away at Siler. Siler tries staying on the outside to pick Malegarie apart with strikes, Malegarie pops a swinging Siler with a counter right. Malegarie charges forward and attacks Siler with power strikes, Siler hunts for the takedown and Malegarie winds up in top position. Malegarie attacks Siler with some ground and pound. Malegarie stands up and he allows Siler to stand as well, Malegarie comes forward and he swings away at Siler. Siler attacks Malegarie with a few high kicks, Siler pulls guard on Malegarie as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Steven Siler def. Nazareno Malegarie by first round tie breaker (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)

Heavyweight Playoffs Opening Round
Francimar Barroso vs. Josh Copeland

Round One: The round begins with Barroso attacking Copeland with a few jabs and leg kicks, Barroso nails a swinging Copeland with a counter right. Copeland comes forward and takes a few swings at Barroso, Copeland gets Barroso against the cage wall after attacking him with a combination. The fighters exchange some strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and Copeland quickly gets Barroso against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Barroso nails Copeland with a short right, Copeland eats a body kick while nailing Barroso with a right. Barroso starts attacking Copeland with some kicks to the midsection, Barroso catches a charging Copeland with a few rights. Copeland responds by popping Barroso with a few lefts to the head, Barroso looks for a high kick against Copeland as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Copeland

Round Two: The round begins with Copeland charging at Barroso while swinging away at him, Copeland then cracks a swinging Barroso with a right hook. Copeland continues coming forward while swinging away at Barroso, Copeland rocks a backing Barroso with a right. Copeland then gets Barroso up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Barroso attacks Copeland with leg kicks. Barroso then nails Copeland with a kick to the midsection, Copeland grabs Barroso and gets him against the cage wall again. Barroso spins Copeland into the cage wall while eating a knee strike, Barroso attacks Copeland with knee strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Josh Copeland def. Francimar Barroso by first round tie breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Lance Palmer vs. Andre Harrison

Round One: The round begins with Palmer attacking Harrison with a kick to the midsection, Harrison comes forward and he pops Palmer with a right uppercut. Palmer attacks Harrison with an overhand left attempt followed by a high kick attempt, Harrison accidentally nails Palmer low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Harrison catching Palmer with a few rights, Harrison attacks Palmer with a multiple punch combination. Palmer then connects with an overhand left against Harrison, the fighters stare at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palmer

Round Two: The round begins with Palmer immediately attacking Harrison with overhand lefts, Palmer also looks for a high kick against Harrison. Palmer eats an uppercut as he scores a takedown on Harrison, Palmer transitions to back control against Harrison. Harrison stands up with Palmer staying on his back, Palmer stays on Harrison’s back until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Harrison attacking Palmer with a front kick, Palmer scores a takedown on Harrison and he gets back control. Palmer transitions to the full mount against Harrison, Palmer briefly looks for an arm triangle choke against Harrison. Harrison scrambles and Palmer gets side control against him, Palmer regains back control against a scrambling Harrison. Palmer gains full mount while attacking Harrison with ground and pound until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lance Palmer def. Andre Harrison by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Heavyweight Playoffs Semi-Finals
Jared Rosholt vs. Philipe Lins

Round One: The round begins with Lins taking a few swings at an incoming Rosholt, Rosholt scores a takedown on Lins and Lins gets right back up. Rosholt grabs Lins and he gets him against the cage wall, Rosholt gets Lins to a knee while landing knee strikes of his own. Rosholt drags Lins back to the ground and attacks him with more knee strikes, Lins gets back up and Rosholt holds him against the cage wall. Rosholt scores another takedown on Lins and he gets the full guard, Rosholt transitions to back control against Lins while landing more knee strikes and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rosholt

Round Two: The round begins with Lins coming forward and swinging away at Rosholt, Rosholt and Lins swing wildly at each other. Lins drops Rosholt with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Philipe Lins def. Jared Rosholt by TKO via strikes (0:45, R2)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Alexandre Almeida vs. Steven Siler

Round One: The round begins with Almeida attacking Siler with some leg kicks, Almeida charges at Siler while swinging away at him. Siler catches a swinging Almeida with a counter right hook, Siler then hits Almeida with a punching combination. Almeida scores a takedown after a wild striking exchange with Siler, Almeida gets back control on Siler. Siler shakes Almeida off of him as he stood and he gets top position on the ground, Siler postures up and Almeida scrambles to his feet. Siler grabs Almeida and he gets him against the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Almeida and Siler exchanging leg kicks, Almeida scores a takedown on Siler as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Siler

Round Two: The round begins with Almeida attacking Siler with some leg kicks, Almeida then hits Siler with a two punch combination. Almeida tries to pull guard and he nails Siler with an illegal up kick a few moments later to halt the fight, the fight is waved off as doctors deem that Siler is unable to continue.

Official Result:Steven Siler def. Alexandre Almeida by DQ via illegal strike (0:52, R2)

Heavyweight Playoffs Semi-Finals
Alex Nicholson vs. Josh Copeland

Round One: The round begins with Copeland nailinga  kicking Nicholson with a counter overhand right, Nicholson eats a few more shots before nailing Copeland with a knee strike. Nicholson uses some kicks to keep Copeland at a distance, Copeland grabs Nicholson and he gets him against the cage wall. Nicholson attacks Copeland with more knee strikes upon separating, Nicholson destroys Copeland with a spinning back fist. Copeland recovers and destroys a charging Nicholson with a right and Nicholson goes out cold.

Official Result: Josh Copeland def. Alex Nicholson by KO via punch (1:27, R1)

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