(12/31/2018)
100% Reviewed
Top 10 Best Fighters (14 Total):
1. Philipe Lins - 92.9
2. Magomed Magomedkerimov - 92.8
3. Kayla Harrison - 92.4
4. Louis Taylor - 92.4
5. Sean OConnell - 91.7
6. Natan Schulte - 90.3
7. Rashid Magomedov - 89.9
8. Lance Palmer - 89.8
9. Josh Copeland - 89.3
10. Ray Cooper III - 89.3
PFL 2018 Championship Event
Location: New York City, New York
Elevation: 33'
SCORE
-Fight of the Night-
Philipe Lins vs. Josh Copeland
91.4
Fighters & Matches 89.5
Top 10 Fighters 91.1
TOTAL 90.3
89.8
KO
(Punch)
0:33
     Magomedov threw a hard leg kick, and then Taylor came forward, blasted him with a massive left hook, knocked Magomedov the fuck out, and then punched him one last time on the ground for good measure. Taylor just made a million dollars in 33 seconds. That's a massive upset win for the underdog, Louis Taylor, in highlight reel fashion.
88.2
Decision
25:00
      The first round had Palmer controlling the center of the cage, while throwing a lot of kicks. He took down Siler with 90 seconds left in the round, but let him back up a few seconds later. Siler threw a series of wild punches & kicks to finish the round strong, but Palmer probably wins the round anyway. Neither fighter really dominated the round, but Palmer probably won 4+ minutes.
     They continued to trade some random strikes in the second round, and then Palmer drove through with a takedown at the 2 minute mark. Siler quickly scrambled back to his feet, and Palmer continued with some heavy clinching while he kept Siler pressed against the fence. Palmer is ahead 20-18 going into the third round.
     Siler was moving forward with his striking to start the third round, and then Palmer took him down a minute in, pinning him against the fence. Palmer took his back and tried to setup a submission, but Siler shook him off and reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Palmer then took him down and beat him up until the end of the round. Palmer is ahead 30-27 going into the fourth round. It has been somewhat one-sided so far.
     Palmer took down Siler 90 seconds into the fourth round, and pinned him in the center of the cage. Palmer took down Siler again in the final round, and continued to beat him up, leading to a clear cut one-sided unanimous decision victory for Lance Palmer, the inaugural PFL Featherweight Champion. Lance Palmer is a quality Champion.
88.4
Decision
25:00
      The first round had Palmer controlling the center of the cage, while throwing a lot of kicks. He took down Siler with 90 seconds left in the round, but let him back up a few seconds later. Siler threw a series of wild punches & kicks to finish the round strong, but Palmer probably wins the round anyway. Neither fighter really dominated the round, but Palmer probably won 4+ minutes.
     They continued to trade some random strikes in the second round, and then Palmer drove through with a takedown at the 2 minute mark. Siler quickly scrambled back to his feet, and Palmer continued with some heavy clinching while he kept Siler pressed against the fence. Palmer is ahead 20-18 going into the third round.
     Siler was moving forward with his striking to start the third round, and then Palmer took him down a minute in, pinning him against the fence. Palmer took his back and tried to setup a submission, but Siler shook him off and reset with 90 seconds left in the round. Palmer then took him down and beat him up until the end of the round. Palmer is ahead 30-27 going into the fourth round. It has been somewhat one-sided so far.
     Palmer took down Siler 90 seconds into the fourth round, and pinned him in the center of the cage. Palmer took down Siler again in the final round, and continued to beat him up, leading to a clear cut one-sided unanimous decision victory for Lance Palmer, the inaugural PFL Featherweight Champion. Lance Palmer is a quality Champion.
88.8
TKO
(Punches)
3:39
      Harrison clinched and threw Charneski down immediately, and landed in full mount, where she pounded on her with some big gorilla punches. Charneski tried to buck out of the bottom, but Harrison continued to unload on her with big punches, showing insane top control. Charneski gave up her back halfway through the opening round, and Harrison stood up, and then threw her down with another slick Judo throw, landing in side control this time. She passed to full mount again, and went back to smashing her with gorilla punches. Charneski gave up her back again, Harrison tried to setup an armbar, couldn't get it, so she just pounded on Charneski with some more punches until the referee stopped the fight. Kayla Harrison is a beast. It just sucks that there is no competitiion at 155 for women. She's still a lot of fun to watch though.
89.3
TKO
(Corner Stoppage)
15:00
      These guys both came out swinging. Magalhaes landed some massive kicks and some big punches, O'Connell landed a few solid punches, and then Magalhaes dropped down for a heel hook 30 seconds into the opening round. O'Connell tried to work a heel hook of his own, and then ended up on top inside Magalhaes's guard. O'Connell stood up and reset 90 seconds into the round. O'Connell pushed forward, threw some big punches, Magalhaes clipped him with some hard jabs, and then shot for a takedown. O'Connell almost stuffed the shot, but Magalhaes was able to complete the takedown 2 minutes into the round, and then he took O'Connell's back. O'Connell's forehead was bleeding all over the place, and Magalhaes was slowly smashing him with big punches from back mount, selecting his shots while taking some time to catch his breath. Magalhaes has the body triangle locked on, O'Connell was doing a decent job defending against submissions, but Magalhaes was pretty much dominating him on the ground. Magalhaes randomly decided to go for another heel hook, but O'Connell was able to sit up to avoid the submission. Round one goes to Magalhaes, but I'm worried about his cardio.
     O'Connell rocked Magalhaes early in the second round, pounded on him with some punches on the ground, and then stood up. Magalhaes was already exhausted, as he was trying to pull guard over and over again with zero success. Magalhaes rolled for another leg lock 90 seconds into the round, but O'Connell was able to slip out pretty easily. They both looked tired. This has to be one of the most out of shape Light Heavyweight title fights I've ever seen. Magalhaes kept shooting for single leg takedowns, and O'Connell was able to stuff all of his shots without much effort at all. Meanwhile, O'Connell was punching him in the body repeatedly from a sprawl position. That round was fucking terrible. It clearly goes to O'Connell though.
     Magalhaes started the third round with a head kick and some big punches. He rocked the shit out of O'Connell, and then O'Connell dropped him, punched him a few times on the ground, and then told him to stand back up. They continued to throw big strikes at each other, but neither one of them had ANY gas left at all. O'Connell dropped Magalhaes over and over again, and Magalhaes kept shooting for that single leg with zero success. It looked like O'Connell was about to win with some ground & pound, and then Magalhaes almost caught him in an armbar, but he was too slick, so he couldn't get it. O'Connell is probably running away with this fight on the scorecards, because Magalhaes just looks silly out there. Oh, it doesn't matter. Magalhaes's corner stopped the fight due to a broken orbital. O'Connell is the Champion, and wins the million dollars. He then announced his retirement. Kudos to him for finishing on top.
91.4
TKO
(Punches & Knees)
15:30
      Copeland looked aggressive in the first round, as he was tucking his chin and throwing bombs, but Lins was doing a good job of avoiding most of the strikes, and then countering with extremely accurate & hard shots of his own. I'm giving that first round to Lins based on his accuracy.
     Lins continued to blast Copeland with super clean punches in the second round. Every time Copeland would rush in with his raging bull punches, Lins would make him pay with fast combinations. It's crazy seeing how much more cardio these heavyweights have, compared to O'Connell & Magalhaes in the previous Light Heavyweight fight tonight. Copeland is tough, but Lins is destroying him with his striking. He dropped Copeland in the final 30 seconds, and unloaded with big shots on the ground. He's also done some serious damage to Copeland's calf with kicks. I have Lins ahead 20-18 going into the third round.
     Copeland looked exhausted in the third round, and Lins was still unloading on him with fast combinations. Copeland then opened a massive cut above the left eye of Lins, with a headbutt. The referee told them to just keep fighting. Lins continued to beat the shit out of Copeland with big combinations, including some hard knees from the clinch while keeping him pressed against the fence. Copeland is fucking tough, but he's getting mauled. I have Lins clearly ahead 30-27, maybe even 30-26 going into the fourth round.
     Lins immediately unloaded with brutal punches & knees as soon as the fourth round started, after the doctor checked them both out between rounds due to that cut on the eye of Lins from that headbutt. Copeland just stood there, ate a million shots, and the referee stopped the fight with a standing TKO. That was a huge win for Philipe Lins, as he's now the PFL Heavyweight Champion.
90.8
Submission
(Guillotine Choke)
7:18
      Cooper came out swinging, he got sloppy, and Magomedkerimov took his back 10 seconds into the opening round. He punched him a few times, and then slapped on a tight rear-naked choke. Cooper was able to peel his hands out from around his neck, and shook Magomedkerimov off to the side, but Magomedkerimov continued to keep him pressed against the fence in a tight clinch when they stood back up. They ended up in a stalemate for a while, and then Cooper broke free halfway through the round. Magomedkerimov immediately went back into the clinch though. Magomedkerimov threw a few short knees, but was mostly just stalling against the fence. They reset with 45 seconds left in the round, and Cooper chased Magomedkerimov around the cage while throwing bombs again. Round one goes to Magomedkerimov.
     Cooper threw some big punches to start the second round, and then Magomedkerimov clinched again a minute into the round. Cooper was able to punch his way to freedom though. They traded a few more strikes, Cooper shot for a takedown, Magomedkerimov caught him in a tight guillotine choke, and won the fight by submission in the second round. That's a huge win for Magomedkerimov. It's a little surprising that he was an underdog in this fight.
OVERALL 90.3
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