The Professional Fighters League closed out its 2023 regular season on Friday night, with PFL 6 going down at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
The final card prior to the post-season was set to see lightweights and welterweights in action, with a somewhat curiously scheduled main event. Booked opposite defending 2022 champ Olivier Aubin-Mercier was newcomer Anthony Romero, a PFL Challenger Series (and Dana White’s Contender Series) veteran — and another Canadian talent.
Not booking OAM against popular lightweight Clay Collard or into a rematch with Stevie Ray seemed like a bit of a missed opportunity, for everyone except Romero himself. In his case Friday was a massive opportunity to make his mark.
The match-up between Shane Burgos and Yamato Nishikawa was also questioned heading into the event, with both fighters lacking any points and needing a finish to make it to the post-season.
In the evening’s co-main event, 2022 welterweight champ Sadibou Sy was paired up with Shane Mitchell.
Full results from the 2023 PFL 6 card in Atlanta, GA can be found below.
2023 PFL 6: Aubin-Mercier vs. Romero Results
Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Anthony Romero by knockout (knee), Round 3, 0:28
Welterweight: Sadibou Sy def. Shane Mitchell by knockout (wheel kick), Round 3, 1:35
Lightweight: Shane Burgos def. Yamato Nishikawa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Welterweight: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. David Zawada by TKO, Round 1, 3:54
Welterweight: Magomed Umalatov def. Nayib López (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
Lightweight: Clay Collard def. Stevie Ray by TKO, Round 2, 1:04
Welterweight: Carlos Leal def. Dilano Taylor by knockout (punches), Round 2, 1:13
Lightweight: Natan Schulte def. Raush Manfio by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Lightweight: Bruno Miranda def. Alex Martinez by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Solomon Renfro def. Jarrah Al-Silawi by knockout Round 2, 1:44
Featherweight: Brahyan Zurcher def. Mike Bardsley by TKO (Punches), Round 2, 4:45
Lightweight: Abdullah Al-Qahtani def. Lamar Brown by submission (Rear-Naked Choke), Round 1, 1:35