Ronny Markes missed the mark weighing in for PFL 6 2019, resulting in Dan Spohn getting the walk-over win, while the rest of the card is official for Atlantic City!
The official weigh-in for PFL 6, 2019 edition took place today in Atlantic City, NJ. And continuing a recent trend for the Professional Fighters League, yet another athlete missed at the scales. This time out, it was former UFC fighter Ronny Markes, whose fight with Dan Spohn was pulled from the event as a result.
Spohn now gets the walkover win, and three points. Whether that’s enough to make it into the post-season won’t be known until Thursday night. Meanwhile, with no points in the regular season, Markes is effectively done, barring some miracle.
“Our heavyweights and light heavyweights had the highest early stoppage rates last season, and with playoff spots on the line, I expect that trend to continue,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of the PFL in a press release Wednesday. “With our format, nobody is out of contention, every fight matters, every round counts. A first-round win for our fighters with 0 points could mean a spot in the Playoffs. Once you’re in the Playoffs, anything can happen. You’re one step closer to a million dollars, and that drama will unfold tomorrow night.”
The PFL 6 2019 card goes down at the Oceans Resort and Casino on Thursday, August 8. The action starts on ESPN 2, which will air the preliminary card starting at 8PM. The main card airs on ESPN+
PFL 6 2019 Weigh-In Results:
Heavyweight: Satoshi Ishii (240.6) vs. Jared Rosholt (257.0)
Light Heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes (205.2) vs. Rakim Cleveland (204.8)
Light Heavyweight: Rashid Yusupov (206) vs. Viktor Nemkov (205.6)
Heavyweight: Ali Isaev (263.2) vs. Carl Seumanutafa (265.2)
Light Heavyweight: Maxim Grishin (205.8) vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin (205.6)
Heavyweight: Valdrin Istrevi (244.4) vs. Muhammed DeReese (245.6)
Bantamweight: Umar Nurmagomedov (135.8) vs. Sedico Honorio (135.4)
Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso (244.8) vs. Ben Edwards (264.2)
Heavyweight: Kelvin Tiller (265.0) vs. Denis Gotsov (241.2)
Light Heavyweight: Bozigit Ataev (205.6) vs. Emiliano Sordi (205.8)
Heavyweight: Alex Nicholson (238.2) vs. Zeke Tuinei-Wily (265.6)
Light Heavyweight: Jordan Johnson (205.8) vs Joe Pesaleli (204.8)