The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida played host to the first PFL Playoffs event of 2021 as the welterweights and lightweights took centre stage.
The 170-pound finale was confirmed when 2019 PFL champion Ray Cooper III outpointed former Bellator champion Rory MacDonald in the main event. The Hawaiian will face off against old foe and 2018 champion Magomed Magomedkerimov for the 2021 title and the $1 million prize after the Russian defeated Sadibou Sy via unanimous decision.
In the lightweight division, Raush Manfio earned a unanimous decision over Clay Collard, while Loik Radzhabov also earned the judges’ nod as he defeated Alexander Martinez. Now Manfio and Radzhabov will do battle for the lightweight crown in their $1 million final later this year.
Relive the best of the action from the Hard Rock in Florida in the PFL’s official recap below.