PFL 8 Results: The Featherweight & Lightweight Playoff Finalists Are Determined

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Main Card (10:30pm EST., ESPN+)

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Lightweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Natan Schulte def. Akhmed Aliev by submission via arm triangle choke (2:26, R2)

Lightweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Loik Radzhabov def. Chris Wade by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Daniel Pineda def. Jeremy Kennedy by submission via guillotine choke (4:00, R1)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Loik Radzhabov def. Islam Mamedov by judges tie breaker (3-0)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Chris Wade def. Nate Andrews by majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Akhmed Aliev def. Rashid Magomedov by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Preliminary Card (8pm EST., ESPN 2)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Lance Palmer def. Alex Gilpin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Lance Palmer def. Alexandre Almeida by unanimous decision (20-17, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Alex Gilpin def. Andre Harrison by submission via ninja front choke (1:49, R2)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Daniel Pineda def. Movlid Khaybulaev by KO via strikes (0:29, R1)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Jeremy Kennedy def. Luis Rafael Laurentino by TKO via strikes (1:24, R2)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Natan Schulte def. Ramsey Nijem by submission via rear naked choke (0:52, R1)


Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Lance Palmer vs. Alexandre Almeida

Round One: The round begins with Palmer attacking Almeida with some leg kicks, Palmer also nails Almeida with a kick to the midsection. Almeida scores a takedown on Palmer and Palmer scrambles to get top control, Palmer attacks Almeida with some ground and pound. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters exchanging some leg kicks. Palmer scores a takedown on a swinging Almeida and he gets the full guard, Palmer lands a few strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palmer

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Palmer drops Almeida with a left and he get top control on the ground. Palmer attacks Almeida with some ground and pound, Palmer briefly postures up and he attacks Almeida with a few strikes. Palmer advances to side control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lance Palmer def. Alexandre Almeida by unanimous decision (20-17, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Alex Gilpin vs. Andre Harrison

Round One: The round begins with Harrison nailing Gilpin with a front kick to the body, Harrison also attacks Gilpin with some leg kicks. Gilpin looks for a takedown and Harrison cracks him with a right, Harrison backs Gilpin into the cage wall while landing knee strikes. Gilpin scores a takedown on Harrison and he gets the full guard, Harrison scrambles to his feet and Gilpin rolls for a guillotine choke. Harrison escapes the choke and he gets top control on the ground, Harrison attacks Gilpin with some ground and pound. Gilpin scrambles to his feet and Harrison nails him with a knee strike, Harrison grabs Gilpin and gets him against the cage wall until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Harrison

Round Two: The round begins with Gilpin swinging away at Harrison, Harrison responds by attacking Gilpin with a body kick. Harrison grabs Gilpin and he gets him against the cage wall, Harrison scores a takedown on Gilpin and he gets the full guard. Gilpin scrambles to his feet and he catches Harrison in a ninja front choke and Harrison goes out cold.

Official Result: Alex Gilpin def. Andre Harrison by submission via ninja front choke (1:49, R2)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Daniel Pineda

Round One: The round begins with Pineda nailing Khaybulaev with a leg kick, Pineda rocks and drops Khaybulaev with a multiple punch combination. Pineda attacks Khaybulaev with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Movlid Khaybulaev by KO via strikes (0:29, R1)

Featherweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Luis Rafael Laurentino vs. Jeremy Kennedy

Round One: The round begins with Kennedy stunning a kicking Laurentino with a counter left, Laurentino attacks Kennedy with a bunch of kicks. Kennedy grabs Laurentino and gets him against the cage wall, Kennedy scores a takedown on Laurentino and he gets the open guard. Kennedy attacks Laurentino with some ground and pound, Laurentino rolls for a knee bar and Kennedy escapes to regain top control and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kennedy

Round Two: The round begins with Laurentino attacking Kennedy with a high kick and spinning back fist, Kennedy also looks for a high kick against Laurentino. Kennedy scores a takedown on Laurentino and he gets the half guard, Kennedy attacks Laurentino with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jeremy Kennedy def. Luis Rafael Laurentino by TKO via strikes (1:24, R2)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Natan Schulte vs. Ramsey Nijem

Round One: The round begins with Nijem dropping Schulte with a two punch combination, Nijem rolls for a guillotine choke and Schulte scrambles to get to his feet. Schulte scores a takedown on Nijem and he gets back control, Schulte puts Nijem in a rear naked choke and Nijem goes out cold.

Official Result: Natan Schulte def. Ramsey Nijem by submission via rear naked choke (0:52, R1)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin

Round One: The round begins with Palmer attacking Gilpin with an overhand left, Gilpin starts attacking Palmer with some leg kicks. Palmer scores a takedown on Gilpin and he gets the full guard, Palmer attacks Gilpin with some ground and pound. Gilpin scrambles to his feet and Palmer swings away at him, Gilpin comes forward and he attacks Palmer with rights. Palmer starts attacking Gilpin with leg kicks of his own, Palmer backs up Gilpin while swinging away at him. Gilpin still swings at Palmer after getting backed up multiple times, Palmer grabs Gilpin and he gets him against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Palmer

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Palmer nails an incoming Gilpin with a series of lefts. Palmer also starts attacking Gilpin with some leg kicks, Gilpin leaps multiple times when attacking Palmer. Palmer charges forward and he attacks Gilpin with multiple lefts, Palmer also nails Gilpin with counter lefts. Palmer scores a takedown on Gilpin and he gets the full guard, Palmer attacks Gilpin with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Palmer attacking Gilpin with a plethora of lefts, Palmer also nails Gilpin with punching combinations. Gilpin rocks Palmer with a knee strike and Gilpin gets him to the ground, Gilpin attacks Palmer with some ground and pound. Palmer sweeps Gilpin and he gets top control on the ground, Palmer attacks Gilpin with ground and pound. Palmer keeps top control and lands more strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Lance Palmer def. Alex Gilpin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Akhmed Aliev vs. Rashid Magomedov

Round One: The round begins with Aliev attacking Magomedov with some leg kicks, Magomedov starts landing some leg kicks of his own. Aliev nails Magomedov with a spinning back kick to the midsection, Magomedov looks for the front kick against Aliev. Aliev goes for a spinning back fist against Magomedov, Magomedov nails Aliev with a two punch combo followed by a knee strike. Aliev then cracks Magomedov with a right to the midsection, Aliev also goes for spinning head kicks against Magomedov. Aliev scores a takedown on Magomedov and Magomedov gets right back up, Aliev grabs Magomedov and gets him against the cage wall. Aliev scores another takedown on Magomedov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aliev

Round Two: The round begins with Magomedov​​​​​​​ attacking Aliev with some leg kicks, Aliev lights up Magomedov​​​​​​​ with a multiple punch combination to the midsection. Aliev comes forward and takes some swings at Magomedov​​​​​​​, Aliev continues attacking the midsection of Magomedov​​​​​​​. Magomedov​​​​​​​ nails a swinging Aliev with a counter left hook, Aliev cracks Magomedov​​​​​​​ with a spinning back kick to the midsection. Aliev also attempts a spinning back fist against Magomedov​​​​​​​, Aliev continues attacking Magomedov​​​​​​​ with combinations. Aliev goes for a roundhouse kick against Magomedov​​​​​​​ as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Akhmed Aliev def. Rashid Magomedov​​​​​​​ by unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Islam Mamedov vs. Loik Radzhabov​​​​​​​

Round One: The round begins with Mamedov attacking Radzhabov with some leg kicks, Radzhabov charges forward while swinging at Mamedov. Mamedov goes for a takedown and Radzhabov defends by landing a left, Radzhabov rocks Mamedov with a series of lefts. Mamedov grabs Radzhabov and drags him to the ground, Radzhabov scrambles to his feet and Mamedov drags him back to the ground while getting full mount. Radzhabov scrambles and he gets Mamedov in the side control position, Radzhabov scrambles to his feet again and Mamedov gets him back down again. Mamedov gets back control on Radzhabov as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Mamedov

Round Two: The round begins with Mamedov grabbing Radzhabov and getting him against the cage wall, Mamedov scores a takedown on Radzhabov and he gets the half guard. Radzhabov scrambles to his feet and Mamedov gets him back down, Mamedov gains the full mount against Radzhabov. Radzhabov scrambles and Mamedov moves to side control against him, Radzhabov scrambles to his feet and he swings away at Mamedov. Mamedov goes for a takedown and Radzhabov scrambles to get him in a rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Loik Radzhabov def. Islam Mamedov by judges tie breaker (3-0)

Lightweight Playoff Quarterfinal
Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews

Round One: The round begins with Wade grabbing Andrews and getting him against the cage wall, Andrews scores a takedown on Wade. Wade gets back up and he scores a takedown on Andrews afterwards, Wade attacks Andrews with some ground and pound. Andrews rolls for an arm bar and Wade blocks it to keep top control, Wade lands a few more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Wade

Round Two: The round begins with Andrews attacking Wade with a flying knee strike attempt, Wade grabs Andrews and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Andrews swings away at Wade, Andrews nails a kicking Wade with a counter left. Wade scores a takedown on Andrews after eating a knee strike, Andrews scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Wade, Wade gets up and Andrews drags him back to the ground. The fighters get up and Andrews swings away at Wade, Wade grabs Andrews and gets him against the cage wall. Andrews drags Wade to the ground and Wade winds up getting top control as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Chris Wade def. Nate Andrews by majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Daniel Pineda vs. Jeremy Kennedy

Round One: The round begins with Pineda attacking Kennedy with a combination, Kennedy scores a takedown on Pineda and Pineda sweeps him to get top control. Kennedy gets up and he gets Pineda against the cage wall, Kennedy scores another takedown on Pineda and he gets side control. Pineda gets to his feet and Kennedy gets him against the cage wall, Kennedy scores another takedown on Pineda and Pineda gets right back up. Kennedy looks for another takedown and Pineda catches him in a guillotine choke to force a tap out.

Official Result: Daniel Pineda def. Jeremy Kennedy by submission via guillotine choke (4:00, R1)

Lightweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Natan Schulte vs. Akhmed Aliev​​​​​​​

Round One: The round begins with Schulte attacking Aliev with some leg kicks, Aliev responds by attacking Schulte with a kick to the midsection. Aliev scores a takedown on Schulte and Schulte gets right back up, Aliev scores another takedown on Schulte and he gets side control. Schulte scrambles to his feet and he scores a takedown on Aliev a short time later, Aliev scrambles to his feet and he quickly gets another takedown on Schulte. Schulte scrambles to his feet again and the fighters clinch, Schulte and Aliev exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and have a striking exchange, Schulte grabs Aliev and he gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange more blows as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aliev

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters swinging away at each other, Aliev cracks an approaching Schulte with a short left hook. The fighters clinch and exchange some strikes, the fighters separate and Aliev attacks Schulte with multiple knee strikes. Schulte scores a takedown on Aliev and he gets side control, Schulte gets Aliev in the arm triangle choke and Aliev goes out cold.

Official Result: Natan Schulte def. Akhmed Aliev by submission via arm triangle choke (2:26, R2)

Lightweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Loik Radzhabov vs. Chris Wade

Round One: The round begins with Wade attacking Radzhabov with a leaping head kick that gets blocked, Wade scores a takedown on Radzhabov after eating a knee strike. Radzhabov scrambles and he gets back control on Wade, Wade gets up and Radzhabov gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Radzhabov swings away at Wade, Radzhabov accidentally nails Wade low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with the fighters exchanging some kicks, Radzhabov charges at Wade and a striking exchange breaks out. Radzhabov scores a takedown on Wade and he gets the north/south position, Wade scrambles to his feet and Radzhabov nails Wade with a knee strike to the face. Radzhabov gets Wade against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Radzhabov

Round Two: The round begins with Radzhabov swinging away at a backing Wade, Wade gets Radzhabov against the cage wall for a moment after eating some rights. Wade scores a takedown on Radzhabov and he gets the full mount a short time later, Radzhabov scrambles and he gets back to his feet. Wade attacks a jabbing Radzhabov with a high kick, the fighters exchange some leg kicks before Radzhabov throws a combination. Radzhabov backs up Wade while swinging away at him, Radzhabov gets Wade to the ground and Wade gets up as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Wade and Radzhabov taking a few swings at each other, Wade grabs Radzhabov and briefly gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Radzhabov scores a takedown on Wade and he gets back control. Wade scrambles to his feet while eating a few strikes from Radzhabov, Wade slips on a kick attempt and Radzhabov attacks him with a few strikes until he gets up. Wade gets Radzhabov against the cage wall as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Loik Radzhabov def. Chris Wade by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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