PFL Playoffs 1: Cooper III vs. MacDonald Weigh-In Results, Video

Ray Cooper III
Ray Cooper III Credit: Dan Doherty/Cageside Press

The Professional Fighters League kicks off its post-season Friday night with PFL Playoffs 1 (PFL 7), featuring Rory MacDonald and Ray Cooper III in a main event showdown.

As far as tournaments are concerned, matchmaking is often left to fate. The MMA Gods smiled on the welterweight division in this one, with MacDonald and Cooper being two of the biggest stars in the promotion.

On the flip side, the lightweight semifinals lack big free agent signing Anthony Pettis, after he lost both of his fights in the regular season. Instead it’s Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio in one semifinal, and Loik Radzhabov vs. Alex Martinez in the other.

Fortune has really shined on Sadibou Sy however. The PFL veteran steps into the second welterweight semifinal on short notice, taking over for João Zeferino against 2018 tournament winner Magomed Magomedkerimov.

Weigh-ins for Friday’s card in Hollywood, FL took place Thursday. Check below for results, and a live stream of the weigh-in.

PFL Playoffs 1: Cooper III vs. MacDonald Weigh-In Results

Main Card:

Welterweight: Rory MacDonald (170.75) vs. Ray Cooper III (169.75) – welterweight semifinal
Welterweight: Sadibou Sy (169.25) vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (171) – welterweight semifinal
Lightweight: Clay Collard (155.75) vs. Raush Manfio (156) – lightweight semifinal
Lightweight: Loik Radzhabov (156) vs. Alexander Martinez (155.5) – lightweight semifinal

Preliminary Card:

Welterweight: Gleison Tibau (171) vs. Micah Terrill (170.75)
Lightweight: Darrell Horcher (159.25)* vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.6)
Welterweight: Tyler Hill (171) vs. Brett Cooper (169.75)
Welterweight: Magomed Umalatov (171) vs. Leandro Silva (172.5)**
Welterweight: Kyron Bowen (170.5) vs. Michael Lombardo (171)
Lightweight: Elvin Espinoza (155.25) vs. Hopeton Stewart (154.75)

* Horcher missed the lightweight non-title limit b 3.25lbs

** Silva missed the welterweight limit by 1.5lbs