The PFL Championship card goes down tonight in New York, with six title fights, six million dollar winners, and the return of women’s lightweight star Kayla Harrison.
PFL 11 is the end of the road. It has taken an entire season to get to this point. With a scrappy underdog feel and some exciting regular season fights, the Professional Fighters League brought the tournament format back to relevance in 2018. While other promotions have either dropped the format, or allowed tournaments to drag on across an entire year, in roughly six months the PFL has seen its league format move from concept to reality.
A points system favoring finishes. Two fights in a night for the playoffs. And now, at season’s end, a chance for the winners to start 2019 with a million dollars in their pocket.
The fast pace of PFL events has been a blessing (though they’ll be forgiven if that changes on New Year’s Eve, given there is six title fights on the card). The stakes and point system have encouraged fighters to finish. At PFL 11, we’ll see who ultimately proves they were the best fighter of the year from featherweight up to heavyweight. And if you want to argue about other promotions, keep in mind that winning four or five fights in a year in any major promotion is no easy feat.
Check back come fight time for a recap and full results from all the action at PFL 11! The show kicks off at 6:45PM EST!
PFL 11 Results:
Welterweight Final: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Ray Cooper III by Submission (Guillotine) in Round 2 (2:18)
Heavyweight Final: Philipe Lins def. Josh Copeland by TKO (Knees) in Round 4 (0:30)
Light Heavyweight Final: Sean O’Connell def. Vinny Magalhaes by TKO (Corner Stoppage) in Round 3 (5:00)
Lightweight Special Bout: Kayla Harrison def. Moriel Charneski by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (3:39)
Lightweight Final: Natan Schulte def. Rashid Magomedov by Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)
Featherweight Final: Lance Palmer def. Steven Siler by Unanimous Decision (50-43, 50-45, 49-46)
Middleweight Final: Louis Taylor def. Abus Magomedov by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1 (0:33)