PFL 2019 Playoff Match-Ups Officially Announced

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Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison Credit: Mike McClory/Cageside Press

The PFL has announced the full line-up for PFL 7, PFL 8, and PFL 9 for its 2019 season, which will see all six of the promotion’s weight-classes competing in the “post-season.”

The Professional Fighters League is headed to Las Vegas for its post-season this year, and on Wednesday, the promotion officially announced the playoff match-ups. Three shows — PFL 7, PFL 8, and PFL 9 for the PFL 2019 season — will see fighters attempt to punch their ticket to the finals on New Year’s Eve in New York.

In a press release Wednesday, the PFL confirmed all three cards would take place at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Airing on ESPN+ and ESPN 2, the events will take place on October 11, 17 and 31.

“We’re proud to bring our electrifying Playoff format to the fight capital of the world and look forward to putting on three game-changing events in October,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations, PFL in Wednesday’s release. “Over the course of the 2019 PFL regular season, 44 fighters separated themselves from the competition and are a step closer to the title and million-dollar prize that awaits the champion from each of our six divisions. They now must rise to the occasion and fight with the intensity needed to survive and advance. It’s win or go home, it’s October madness.”

The full line-ups for PFL 7, PFL 8, and PFL 9 for the PFL 2019 season are below. PFL 7 2019 will have a pair of special feature match-ups announced at a later date. The card has the extra space to allow for that, as the women’s lightweight division only featured eight fighters for the 2019 season.

All eyes will be on that card regardless, as fans wait to see if the hotly anticipated Kaufman vs. Harrison final comes to pass.

All weight classes outside of women’s featherweight will be fighting twice in a night during the post-season.

PFL 7 2019:

Welterweight Semi-Final: Franca/Fialho vs. Howard/Michaud
Welterweight Semi-Final: Magomedkerimov/Curtis vs. Sy/Cooper

Women’s Lightweight Semi-Final: Kayla Harrison vs. Genah Fabian
Women’s Lightweight Semi-Final: Sarah Kaufman vs. Larissa Pacheco

Welterweight Quarter-Final: John Howard vs. David Michaud
Welterweight Quarter-Final: Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Chris Curtis
Welterweight Quarter-Final: Glaico Franca vs. Andre Fialho
Welterweight Quarter-Final: Sadibou Sy vs. Ray Cooper III

TBD vs. TBD
TBD vs. TBD

PFL 8 2019:

Lightweight Semi-Final: Schulte/Nijem vs. Aliev/Magomedov
Lightweight Semi-Final: Mamedov/Radzhabov vs. Wade/Andrews
Lightweight Quarter-Final: Akhmed Aliev vs. Rashid Magomedov
Lightweight Quarter-Final: Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews
Lightweight Quarter-Final: Islam Mamedov vs. Loik Radzhabov
Featherweight Semi-Final: Khaybulaev/Pineda vs. Laurentino/Kennedy
Featherweight Semi-Final: Palmer/Rabadanov vs. Gilpin/Harrison

Lightweight Quarter-Final: Natan Schulte vs. Ramsey Nijem
Featherweight Quarter-Final: Luis Rafael Laurentino vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Featherweight Quarter-Final: Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Daniel Pineda
Featherweight Quarter-Final: Alex Gilpin vs. Andre Harrison
Featherweight Quarter-Final: Lance Palmer vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov

PFL 9 2019:

Heavyweight Semi-Final: Goltsov/Ishii vs. Tiller/Isaev
Heavyweight Semi-Final: Dereese/Rosholt vs. Nicholson/Barroso
Light Heavyweight Semi-Final: Sordi/Pesaleli vs. Ataev/Nemkov
Light Heavyweight Semi-Final: Grishin/Johnson vs. Magalhaes/Yusupov
Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Alex Nicholson vs. Francimar Barroso
Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Denis Goltsov vs. Satoshi Ishii

Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Muhammed Dereese vs. Jared Rosholt
Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Kelvin Tiller vs. Ali Isaev
Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Vinny Magalhaes vs. Rashid Yusupov
Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson
Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Bozigit Ataev vs. Viktor Nemkov
Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final: Emiliano Sordi vs. Sigi Pesaleli

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