PFL MMA Season 2, Event 1 Results: Kayla Harrison, Sarah Kaufman, John Howard, Ray Cooper III, Bojan Velickovic & More Compete!

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Main Card (9pm EST., ESPN2)

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Kayla Harrison def. Larissa Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. John Howard by submission via guillotine choke (4:54, R1)

Ray Cooper III def. Zane Kamaka by submission via rear naked choke (4:29, R2)

Sarah Kaufman def. Morgan Frier by submission via arm triangle choke (2:22, R1)

Sadibou Sy def. David Michaud by KO via strikes (0:17, R1)

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

Handesson Ferreira def. Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Bobbi Ko Dalziel def. Genah Fabian by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Glaico Franca def. Gazmat Khiramagomedov by submission via rear naked choke (4:06, R1)

Chris Curtis def. Andre Fialho by TKO via strikes (4:17, R3)

Roberta Samad def. Moriel Charneski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Moriel Charneski vs. Roberta Samad

Round One: The round begins with Charneski nailing Samad with a right hook, Samad grabs a swinging Charneski and gets her against the cage wall. Samad scores a takedown on Charneski and she gets the full guard, Samad starts attacking Charneski with some ground and pound. Samad transitions to a modified half guard against Charneski, Samad rolls for various leg locks and Charneski escapes them all. Samad nails Charneski with a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Samad

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Charneski cracks a kicking Samad with a counter right. Samad starts attacking Charneski with some leg kicks, Charneski starts nailing Samad with some kicks of her own. Samad backs up Charneski after landing a straight right, Samad goes for a high kick against Charneski before landing a two strike combination. Samad grabs Charneski and gets her against the cage wall, Samad scores a takedown on Charneski and she gets side control. Samad transitions to the full mount against Charneski, Samad then gains back control against Charneski. Samad quickly returns to the full mount against Charneski, Samad rolls for an arm bar as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Samad starts going for high kicks against Charneski. Samad then cracks Charneski with a two punch combination, Samad also goes back to nailing Charneski with low kicks. Samad then hits a swinging Charneski with a counter left hook, Samad comes forward while attacking Charneski with combinations. Samad then cracks Charneski with a kick to the midsection, Samad scores a takedown on Charneski and she gets the north/south position. Samad transitions to the full mount and then back control on Charneski, Samad rolls for an arm bar and Charneski escapes to get back control herself. Samad scrambles and gets side control against Charneski, Samad returns to the full mount on Charneski. Samad attacks Charneski with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Roberta Samad def. Moriel Charneski by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis

Round One: The round begins with Fialho instantly swinging away against Curtis, Curtis backs up Fialho after landing a left. Fialho starts landing some leg kicks against Curtis, Curtis drops a kicking Fialho with a counter left and Fialho gets back up. Fialho looks for a high kick and Curtis blocks it, Curtis then cracks Fialho with a two punch combination. Curtis continuously cracks Fialho with lefts, Fialho accidentally nails Curtis low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Curtis nailing Fialho with a left to the midsection, Fialho stuns Curtis with a straight right followed by a left. Curtis drops a kicking Fialho again with a counter left and Fialho gets back up again, Fialho responds by nailing Curtis with a right. Curtis stuns a swinging Fialho by landing a counter left, Curtis backs Fialho into the cage wall by landing a combination. Curtis nails an incoming Fialho with a head kick, Fialho scores a takedown on Curtis as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Curtis

Round Two: The round begins with Fialho coming forward and he takes a few swings at Curtis, Curtis eats a right while taking a few swings at Fialho. Fialho then nails Curtis with a kick to the midsection, Curtis backs up Fialho with a four punch combination. Curtis goes back to attacking Fialho with some lefts, Fialho cracks an incoming Curtis with an uppercut. Curtis cracks a swinging Fialho with a counter left hook, Fialho nails a backing Curtis with another kick to the midsection. Curtis then nails a swinging Fialho with a two punch combination, Fialho scores a takedown on Curtis and he gets back control as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Fialho grabbing Curtis and getting him against the cage wall, Curtis separates from Fialho and Fialho gets him back against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Curtis cracks Fialho with a kick to the midsection. Fialho continuously goes for takedowns against Curtis, Fialho comes forward and Curtis cracks him with a left. Curtis then nails a swinging Fialho with a left hook to the midsection, Curtis backs Fialho into the cage wall while landing a huge combination. Fialho looks for a takedown and Curtis gets top position, Curtis attacks Fialho with ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Chris Curtis def. Andre Fialho by TKO via strikes (4:17, R3)

Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca

Round One: The round begins with Franca attacking Khiramagomedov with a few rights, Khiramagomedov starts attacking Franca with some leg kicks. Franca and Khiramagomedov exchange right hooks to the head, the fighters clinch and exchange a few strikes. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Khiramagomedov backs up Franca with a two punch combination. Khiramagomedov scores a takedown on Franca and they both scramble back to their feet, Franca cracks a swinging Khiramagomedov with a counter right. Franca scores a takedown on Khiramagomedovand he gets the half guard, Franca attacks Khiramagomedov with ground and pound while gaining back control. Franca locks in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Glaico Franca def. Gazmat Khiramagomedov by submission via rear naked choke (4:06, R1)

Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel

Round One: The round begins with Dalziel going for a series of kicks against Fabian, Fabian starts attacking Dalziel with leg kicks. Dalziel backs up Fabian with a high kick attempt, the fighters clinch and exchange some knee strikes to the midsection. Fabian grabs Dalziel and gets her up against the cage wall, Dalziel attacks Fabian with a combination as they briefly separated. Dalziel nails Fabian with a right followed by a body kick after another brief separation, the fighters clinch and exchange more strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Dalziel

Round Two: The round begins with Dalziel looking for a high kick against Fabian, Dalziel nails Fabian with multiple kicks to the midsection. Fabian nails Dalziel with a knee strike to the midsection during a brief clinch, Dalziel and Fabian exchange some leg kicks. Fabian goes for a high kick before nailing Dalziel with a left, the fighters clinch and battle for position along the cage wall until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Dalziel and Fabian exchanging some lefts, Fabian also goes back to attacking Dalziel with leg kicks. Fabian comes forward and she cracks Dalziel with a left hook, Dalziel cracks Fabian with a knee strike to the head. Dalziel grabs Fabian and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Fabian nails a kicking Dalziel with a counter left. Dalziel backs up Fabian and lands a kick to the midsection, Dalziel nails Fabian with an uppercut during a brief clinch. Fabian cracks a backing Dalziel with a two punch combination, Dalziel comes forward and exchanges kicks with Fabian. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Bobbi Ko Dalziel def. Genah Fabian by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic

Round One: The round begins with Ferreira attempting a high kick against Velickovic, Ferreira nails Velickovic with a kick to the midsection. Velickovic tries keeping Ferreira at a distance while jabbing away at him, Ferreira continues attacking Velickovic with a variety of kicks. Velickovic grabs Ferreira and gets him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Ferreira goes for a high kick. Ferreira also starts attacking Velickovic with some leg kicks, Ferreira keeps Velickovic near the cage wall while swinging away at him. Ferreira clobbers Velickovic with a punching combination after an alleged eye poke, Ferreira trips up Velickovic and gets top position on the ground. Ferreira nails Velickovic with ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ferreira

Round Two: The round begins with Velickovic nailing Ferreira with a two punch combination, Ferreira goes back to attacking Velickovic with a variety of kicks. Ferreira scores a takedown on Velickovic and he gets the full guard, Ferreira attacks Velickovic with some ground and pound. Velickovic scrambles to his feet and Ferreira gets him against the cage wall, Velickovic spins Ferreira and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and exchange a few lefts, Velickovic comes forward and he nails Ferreira with a straight left. Ferreira scores another takedown on Velickovic and he gets then half guard, Velickovic quickly traps Ferreira in his full guard. Velickovic gets back up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Ferreira going for a high kick against Velickovic, Ferreira scores a takedown on Velickovic and he gets the full guard. Velickovic scrambles to his feet and he gets Ferreira against the cage wall, Ferreira scores another takedown on Velickovic and he gets back control. Velickovic scrambles and Ferreira gets him in an arm triangle choke, Ferreira releases the choke to keep top position. Velickovic scrambles to his feet and Ferreira gets him against the cage wall, Ferreira scores another takedown on Velickovic and he lands a few strikes afterwards. Velickovic gets to his feet as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Handesson Ferreira def. Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud

Round One: The round begins with Sy attacking Michaud with some leg kicks, Sy drops Michaud with a kick to the midsection and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Sadibou Sy def. David Michaud by KO via strikes (0:17, R1)

Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier

Round One: The round begins with the fighters exchanging a few blows, Kaufman backs up Frier with a multiple punch combination. Frier grabs Kaufman and gets her up against the cage wall, Kaufman spins Frier into the cage wall while looking for a takedown. Kaufman scores a takedown on Frier and she gets the half guard, Kaufman gains the full mount against Frier. Kaufman attacks Frier with ground and pound, Kaufman goes for the arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Sarah Kaufman def. Morgan Frier by submission via arm triangle choke (2:22, R1)

Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka

Round One: The round begins with Cooper III scoring a takedown on a kicking Kamaka, Cooper III starts attacking Kamaka with some ground and pound. Cooper III transitions to the half guard against Kamaka, Kamaka gets Cooper III in his full guard while eating more strikes. Kamaka scrambles to his feet and Cooper III keeps him against the cage wall, Cooper III scores another takedown and he levels Kamaka with some follow up strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cooper III

Round Two: The round begins with Cooper III swinging wildly at Kamaka while getting him against the cage wall, Cooper III scores a takedown on Kamaka and he gets the half guard. Kamaka eventually gets Cooper III in his full guard while eating more strikes, Cooper III returns to the half guard while landing more strikes. Cooper III gets the full mount against a scrambling Kamaka, Cooper III catches Kamaka in a rear naked choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Ray Cooper III def. Zane Kamaka by submission via rear naked choke (4:29, R2)

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard

Round One: The round begins with Magomedkerimov attacking Howard with some jabs, Magomedkerimov scores a takedown on Howard after landing a right. Magomedkerimov attacks Howard with some ground and pound, Magomedkerimov postures up by attacking Howard with a right. Magomedkerimov attacks Howard with ground and pound, Magomedkerimov rolls for a guillotine choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. John Howard by submission via guillotine choke (4:54, R1)

Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco

Round One: The round begins with Harrison going for a high kick against Pacheco. Pacheco stuns Harrison with a right hook. Harrison grabs a swinging Pacheco and gets her against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. Harrison scores a takedown on Pacheco and she gets side control, Harrison gains the full mount and then back to side control on Pacheco. Harrison moves to the half guard position on Pacheco, Harrison regains side control on Pacheco while landing strikes. Harrison starts attacking Pacheco with ground and pound while gaining half guard, Harrison goes for a rear naked choke on Pacheco as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison

Round Two: The round begins with Pacheco taking a few swings against Harrison, Harrison goes for a takedown and Pacheco winds up scrambling to get back control. Harrison spins at the right time to get top position on Pacheco, Harrison attacks Pacheco with ground and pound. Harrison gains side control after escaping a possible triangle choke from Pacheco, Harrison advances to the half guard position against Pacheco. Pacheco eventually gets Harrison in her full guard, Harrison gains side control while landing strikes and the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Pacheco nailing a charging Harrison with a few strikes, Harrison scores a takedown on Pacheco and she gets the half guard. Harrison quickly advances to side control against Pacheco, Harrison gains back control and then full mount on Pacheco. Harrison attacks Pacheco with some ground and pound while getting the half guard, Pacheco eventually gets Harrison in her full guard while eating strikes. Pacheco looks for a triangle choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kayla Harrison def. Larissa Pacheco by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

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