Full Card Announced for PFL Playoffs 1 on August 13

Marcin Held and Natan Schulte, PFL
Marcin Held and Natan Schulte, PFL 1 2021 Credit: Professional Fighters League

The Professional Fighters League has announced the full card for August 13’s PFL Playoffs 1.

Joining the previously announced main event of Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper III, as well as the other welterweight and lightweight semifinals, will be a number of familiar names. Among them, former two-time lightweight champion Natan Schulte, who missed the playoffs this year. Schulte will take on UFC veteran Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

PFL officials revealed the news in a press release on Tuesday.

Along with Schulte vs. Aubin-Mercier, Gleison Tibau, who upset MacDonald earlier this season, will also be in action. He’ll take on PFL regular Sadibou Sy.

Only one addition remains to be made to the August 13 card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. That will be an opponent for Darrell Horcher, who is slotted in on the preliminary card against a fighter to be named later.

PFL Playoffs 1: Cooper III vs. MacDonald

Main Card (ESPN 2)

Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald – welterweight semifinal
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino – welterweight semifinal
Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio – lightweight semifinal
Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez – lightweight semifinal

Preliminary Card (ESPN+)

Natan Schulte vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercier
Sadibou Sy vs. Gleison Tibau
Nikolai Aleksakhin vs. Brett Cooper
Darrell Horcher vs. TBA
Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo


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