Brandon Sayles is looking to lock his up spot in the PFL playoffs this Friday. And he will be looking to do so via finish, something he knows very well.
Sayles (6-1) was a +315 underdog going into his fight with Mohammed Usman in May but ended up being the first man to stop Usman, earning himself five points and placing him third in the standings.
“Man of War” finds himself the underdog yet again in his second PFL fight, this time against Denis Goltsov (26-6). Sayles has a 100% finish rate in his six wins- three by submission and three by TKO. His opponent Goltsov has only lost via finish. Sayles is looking to keep his 100% as he always looks for the finish.
“My plan is always to try and finish my opponent. How I implement that throughout the fight, is how he adjusts because you know, it is a chess match, from second to second,” Sayles told Cageside Press during the PFL 6 media day on Tuesday. “A lot of times, people think that your game plan is to go out there and knock them out, well, perfect world, absolutely. But in a realistic world, you got to have different strategies and be able to adjust to how your opponent is adjusting to you, on a move by move basis, you know.”
“You go out there, put your best foot forward, and you try to put on a show but also finish the fight, every time.”
Watch the full PFL 6 media day scrum with Brandon Sayles above. The event takes place this Friday, June 25, in Atlantic City, NJ, airing live on ESPN+ and ESPN 2 (TSN in Canada).