PFL 9 Results: The Heavyweight & Light Heavyweight Playoff Finalists Are Determined

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Main Card (8pm EST., ESPN 2)

Heavyweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

(Note: Francimar Barroso was supposed to fight Jared Rosholt in the above bout, but was deemed medically unfit to continue. Kelvin Tiller gets the replacement spot because he was the highest ranked fighter healthy enough to compete.)

Heavyweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Ali Isaev def. Denis Goltsov by TKO via strikes (4:59, R3)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Jordan Johnson def. Rashid Yusupov by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Semi-Finals
Emiliano Sordi def. Bozigit Ataev by submission via rear naked choke (4:26, R1)

Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Francimar Barroso def. Alex Nicholson by unanimous decision (20-17, 19-18, 19-18)

Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Denis Goltsov def. Satoshi Ishii by majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Preliminary Card (5pm EST., ESPN+)

Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Jared Rosholt def. Muhammed Dereese by TKO via strikes (3:41, R1)

Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Ali Isaev def. Kelvin Tiller by unanimous decision (20-16, 20-17, 20-17)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Rashid Yusupov def. Vinny Magalhaes by KO via strikes (2:46, R1)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Jordan Johnson def. Maxim Grishin by judges tie-breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Bozigit Ataev def. Viktor Nemkov by judges tie-breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Emiliano Sordi def. Sigi Pesaleli by TKO via strikes (1:13, R1)


Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Emiliano Sordi vs. Sigi Pesaleli

Round One: The round begins with Sordi attacking Pesaleli with some leg kicks, Sordi also attacks Pesaleli with some jabs. Sordi rocks Pesaleli with a straight right, Sordi attacks Pesaleli with a plethora of unanswered strikes. Sordi drops Pesaleli and he pounces on him with more strikes until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Emiliano Sordi def. Sigi Pesaleli by TKO via strikes (1:13, R1)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Bozigit Ataev vs. Viktor Nemkov

Round One: The round begins with Nemkov attacking Ataev with a few jabs and leg kicks, Nemkov scores a takedown on a spinning Ataev and he gets the open guard. Nemkov attacks Ataev with some ground and pound, Ataev scrambles to his feet and Nemkov attacks him with knee strikes. Ataev grabs Nemkov and he gets him against the cage wall, Ataev drops Nemkov with a combination and he pounces on him with more strikes. Ataev backs off and he allows Ataev to stand as well, Ataev charges at Nemkov while swinging away at him. Ataev grabs Nemkov and he gets him back against the cage wall, Ataev scores a takedown on a kicking Nemkov and he gets the full guard. Ataev postures up as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Ataev

Round Two: The round begins with Nemkov attacking Ataev with a few jabs, the fighters stay at a distance and take some swings at each other. Nemkov grabs Ataev and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Ataev cracks Nemkov with a right to the midsection. Nemkov grabs Ataev and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Nemkov cracks Ataev with a short right. Nemkov grabs Ataev and gets him back against the cage wall, Nemkov nails Ataev with a few strikes as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Bozigit Ataev def. Viktor Nemkov by judges tie-breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Light Heavyweight Playoff Quarterfinals
Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson

Round One: The round begins with Grishin nailing Johnson with a flying knee strike to the midsection, Grishin also starts attacking Johnson with some leg kicks. Johnson scores a takedown on Grishin and he gets back control, Grishin gets up with Johnson still on his back. Grishin shakes Johnson off of him and Johnson gets him against the cage wall, the fighters exchange strikes while in the clinch. The fighters separate and Johnson gets Grishin against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Grishin takes a few swings at Johnson. Johnson drops Grishin with a right and Grishin gets right back up, Johnson grabs Grishin and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Grishin attacks Johnson with rights, Grishin rocks Johnson with a right and a follow up combo as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johnson

Round Two: The round begins with Grishin kicking Johnson in the midsection, Johnson scores a takedown on Grishin and he gets the half guard. Grishin eats a few strikes while getting Johnson in his full guard, Grishin scrambles to his feet and Johnson gets him against the cage wall. Johnson nails Grishin with a knee strike as they separate, Grishin comes forward and he attacks Johnson with some kicks. Grishin and Johnson also exchange a few rights, Johnson grabs Grishin and gets him up against the cage wall. Johnson separates from Grishin after landing a knee strike and uppercut, Johnson again grabs Grishin and gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Grishin attacks Johnson with a front kick followed by a right, Johnson grabs Grishin and gets him back against the cage wall. Grishin swings at Johnson as they separate and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Jordan Johnson def. Maxim Grishin by judges tie-breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

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