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Saturday, Aug 14, 2021

PFL Playoffs: Ray Cooper III Advances to Finals With Win Over Rory MacDonald

By FCF Staff

Another of the PFL’s offseason, big-name signings will not be collecting a one-million-dollar check, as Ray Cooper III defeated Rory MacDonald on Friday night.

Cooper battled the former Bellator welterweight champ in a semifinal contest, and cruised to a decision win via his wrestling and top game.

The 2019 champ Cooper, will face Magomed Magomedkerimov in the finals, who defeated Sadibou Sy by decision.

In lightweight action, Loik Radzhabov and Raush Manfio advanced to the finals with wins over Alexander Martinez and Clay Collard respectively.

Here are the complete results for the event, which took place in Atlantic City.



Ray Cooper III def. Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sadibou Sy by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Raush Manfio def. Clay Collard by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Loik Radzhabov def. Alexander Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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Gleison Tibau def. Micah Terrill by 1st round submission (2:17)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Darrell Horcher by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 29-27)

Brett Cooper def. Tyler Hill by 1st round KO (2:32)

Magomed Umalatov def. Leandro Silva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Michael Lombardo def. Kyron Bowen by TKO (3:42)

Elvin Espinosa def. Hopeton Stewart by 1st round technical submission (2:45)


posted by FCF Staff @ 10:30 am
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