The Professional Fighters League (PFL) continued its unparalleled 2021 period at Ocean Metropolis On line casino vacation resort, in Atlantic Town, N.J. The 8-battle party featured a assertion acquire from Rory MacDonald, a dominating general performance by Ray Cooper III, and a initial round knockout by Cezar Ferreira, securing the second fastest knockout in PFL historical past.
Making his highly predicted PFL debut, Rory “The Red King” MacDonald defeated Curtis Millender, landing several considerable strikes ahead of locking in a rear-bare choke to arise victorious in his maiden overall look inside the SmartCage. With a vicious entire body slam, Ray Cooper III handed Jason Ponet a swift submission defeat in the first spherical as he started off his mission for a repeat title in the Welterweight division. Cezar Ferreira, in the meantime, secured the second quickest knockout (:37) in PFL Mild Heavyweight background with a flurry of punches to choose down Nick Roehrick with an epic to start with round knockout.
“Tonight was another thrilling party as we noticed Cezar Ferreira make PFL historical past and Rory MacDonald winning in dominating manner,” mentioned Peter Murray, CEO of the PFL. “Our entire world-course fighters showcased their willpower and grit that they’ve been making ready for and the motion did not disappoint. We delivered to our fans exceptional never ever just before noticed articles together with MMA SmartCage gloves and continued our impressive fighter tracking and general performance ranking knowledge. I glimpse forward to watching PFL 3 have the identical vitality.”
“PFL 2 carried the momentum from our time debut, and I could not be prouder of our Welterweights and Gentle Heavyweights for putting on a environment-course exhibit for our viewers all over the world,” mentioned Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Functions of the PFL. “Our fighters have come into the cage particularly geared up and poised, and the just cannot-overlook motion illustrates how passionate these fighters are to using the subsequent move in the 1 million-greenback chase. I am keen to see the period keep on to unfold up coming 7 days.”
In a difficult fought matchup, Emiliano Sordi defeated Chris Camozzi by unanimous final decision. Sordi wins his 6th battle in a row, the initially choice get of his career. Elsewhere on the card, Joao Zeferino defeated Gleison Tibau by unanimous conclusion to protected his fourth straight acquire in the PFL. With a intense takedown, Antonio Carlos Jr. defeated Tom Lawlor by 1st round submission, earning 6 factors in the PFL Light Heavyweight Division.
Starting off the ESPN+ card, Marthin Hamlet defeated Dan Spohn by 2nd round submission, making use of his signature arm triangle chokehold, earning him his 1st get in his PFL debut. Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin ended in a no contest, as Aleksakhin was medically not able to continue owing to an accidental foul. For each PFL League Principles, in the party of a no contest, equally fighters generate 1 level in the standings.
The PFL action returns to Ocean City Casino Vacation resort on Thursday night, Could 6, with the Heavyweight and Women’s Lightweight division matchups. Former heavyweight globe champion Fabricio Werdum will make his highly predicted PFL debut when he faces Renan Ferreira and 2019 PFL Light-weight World Winner and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison looks to protect her throne when she requires on Mariana Morais.
2012 PFL 2 Comprehensive Results:
- Rory MacDonald def. Curtis Millender by Submission (rear naked choke) at 3:38 of Spherical 1
- Ray Cooper III def. Jason Ponet by Submission (Arm-triangle choke) at 1:23 of Spherical
- João Zeferino def. Gleison Tibau by Unanimous Conclusion (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Emiliano Sordi def. Chris Camozzi by Unanimous Conclusion (29-28, 29-28, 28-27)
- Antonio Carlos Junior def. Tom Lawlor by Submission (guillotine choke) at 4:43 of Round 1
- Cezar Ferreira def. Nick Roehrick by KO (punches) at :37 of Spherical 1
- Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin finishes in a No Contest (accidental eye poke) at 1:56 of Spherical 2
- Marthin Hamlet def. Dan Spohn by Submission (arm-triangle choke) at :52 of Spherical 2