Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – December

Bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes shocks the world and finishes featherweight champ Cris Cyborg by knockout to become the first women’s “champ champ” at UFC 232 on December 29th

Louis Taylor floors Abus Magomedov to win the middleweight title and $1 million dollars at PFL 11 on December 31st

Uriah Hall storms back in the 3rd round and drops newcomer Bevon Lewis with a right hook at UFC 232 on December 29th

Joaquim Silva puts Jared Gordon out on his feet @ UFC Fight Night: Milwaukee on December 15th

Edson Barboza wins the war against Dan Hooker @ UFC Fight Night: Milwaukee on December 15th

Alen Amedovski does it again, stopping Ibrahim Mane early @ Bellator 211 on December 1st

Dheigo Lima gets back in the win column with a walk-off KO of Chad Laprise @ UFC 231 on December 8th

 

 

 

Kent Kauppinen stuns the Italian crowd with his knockout of Alessio Sakara @ Bellator 211 on December 1st

 

Top Knockouts of 2018 – October

Mandel Nallo with a knee to the chin of Carrington Banks @ Bellator 207 on October 12th

Don Madge debuts with a perfect head kick KO on Te Edwards @ UFC Fight Night: Moncton on October 27th

Josh ‘Cuddly Bear’ Copeland punches his way to the heavyweight finals @ PFL 8 on October 5th

When Derrick Lewis coined the phrase “My Balls Was Hot” with a come from behind knockout of Alexander Volkov @ UFC 229 on October 6th

Anthony Rocco Martin with the head kick KO to start the night off @ UFC 229 on October 6th

And finally, Khabib’s flying eagle on Dillon Danis @ UFC 229

Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – August

Eryk Anders with the walk-off head kick KO as the round ends against Tim Williams @ UFC Fight Night: Lincoln on August 25th

Justin Gaethje obliterates James Vick @ UFC Fight Night: Lincoln on August 25th

Ricky Bandejas knocks out James Gallagher, handing him his first professional loss @ Bellator 204 on August 17th

Alexandre ‘Popo’ Bezerra lands a flying knee to knock out Magomed Idrisov @ PFL 7 on August 30th

Sadibou Sy finishes Caio Magalhaes @ PFL 7 on August 30th

Opinion: Top Knockouts of 2018 – June

Alex Nicholson and Kelvin Tiller both score two of my favorite knockouts of the year @ PFL1 on June 7th

Marlon Moraes ends Jimmie Rivera’s night 33 seconds into the fight @ UFC Fight Night: Utica on June 1st

Brendan Allen faceplants Larry Crowe @ LFA 43 on June 22nd

Anthony Smith crumples Rashad Evans with a vicious knee @ UFC 225 on June 9th

Juan Archuleta uncorks a monster right hand to end Robbie Peralta’s night @ Bellator 201 on June 28th

Josh Parisian lands a spinning back fist to put Greg Rebello out on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on June 26th

Petr Yan has a successful debut against Teruto Ishihara @ UFC Fight Night: Singapore on June 23rd

Live Results – PFL9: Light Heavyweight & Lightweight Playoffs

Saturday, October 13th – Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California

The light heavyweight and lightweight playoffs are on tap this weekend for PFL‘s inaugural first season. The quarter-finals will only be 2 rounds, no elbows are to be thrown and if it is a draw, whoever won the first round will advance to the semis. #1 seeds Vinny Magalhaes and Natan Schulte look to continue their dominance on their quest for 1 million dollars.

The fights kick off on Facebook Watch @ 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT and continue with the main card on NBCSN @ 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT. You can stream the preliminaries here.

Main Card (NBCSN 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT)

  • Light Heavyweight Semi-Final bout: #1 Vinny Magalhaes def. #4 Bozigit Ataev via submission (kimura) 1:58 of round 1
  • Lightweight Semi-Final bout: #1 Natan Schulte def. #4 Chris Wade via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Light Heavyweight Semi-Final bout: #6 Sean O’Connell def. #7 Smealinho Rama via KO (punches) 1:45 of round 1
  • Lightweight Semi-Final bout: #7 Rashid Magomedov def. #6 Thiago Tavares via TKO (punches) 3:36 of round 2
  • Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final bout: #1 Vinny Magalhaes def. #8 Rakim Cleveland via submission (kimura) 1:20 of round 1
  • Lightweight Quarter-Final bout: #1 Natan Schulte def. #8 Johnny Case via majority draw (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
  • Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final bout: #4 Bogizit Ataev def. #5 Emiliano Sordi via TKO (punches) 1:43 of round 1
  • Lightweight Quarter-Final bout: #4 Chris Wade def. #5 Robert Watley via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Preliminary Card (Facebook Watch 6:45PM ET/3:45PM PT)

  • Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final bout: #6 Sean O’Connell def. #3 Dan Spohn via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)
  • Lightweight Quarter-Final bout: #3 Islam Mamedov def. #6 Thiago Tavares via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
  • Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final bout: #7 Smealinho Rama def. #2 Maxim Grishin via majority draw (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)
  • Lightweight Quarter-Final bout: #7 Rashid Magomedov def. #2 Will Brooks via unanimous draw (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Halsey def. Ronny Markes via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)
  • Lightweight bout: Ramsey Nijem def. Yuki Kawana via unanimous decision (19-18, 19-18, 19-18)

Recap & Highlights: PFL 7 – PFL’s regular season comes to a close with some can’t-miss 1st round finishes

The PFL inaugural regular season ended last night, and if you’re a fan of 1st round finishes, this was the card for you. The fighter showcase bouts previewed some new talent for next season and the newcomers looking to score a finish to get in the playoffs didn’t disappoint. Here’s some of the fights that stood out.

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Live Results – PFL 7: Rama Vs. Abdallah

Thursday, August 30th 2018 – Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey

The Professional Fighters League’s inaugural season comes to a close tonight in Atlantic City. PFL will conclude their regular season before moving on to the playoffs in October with a light heavyweight main event. Continue reading “Live Results – PFL 7: Rama Vs. Abdallah”

Exclusive: An interview with PFL’s Kelvin Tiller

I had the privilege of speaking to PFL heavyweight Kelvin Tiller this past week. One of the most exciting and surprising fighters in the PFL tournament. I spoke to ‘The Mama’s Boy’ about what drives him to fight and how he got there along with what the future holds for him as he enters the semi-finals.

Richard Ferraina: Hey Kelvin, how are you? I’m glad I was able to snag you for an interview because you’ve been one of the most exciting fighters to watch in this PFL tournament right now. First thing, I wanted to bring up your nickname ‘The Mama’s Boy’. I resonate with that because I’m very close with my mother as well. Continue reading “Exclusive: An interview with PFL’s Kelvin Tiller”

Recap & Highlights: PFL 4 – Palmer and Harrison dominate while Siler, Tiller and Barroso keep the underdog spirit alive

The second round of PFL‘s featherweight and heavyweight fights went down last night. Lance Palmer, who stopped Bekbulat Magomedov for the first time in his career in the first round, took on Jumabieke Tuerxun in the main event while Andre Harrison, who won a decision against Tuerxun in the first round, faced first round winner Nazareno Malegarie.

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Live Results – PFL 4: Palmer Vs. Tuerxun

Thursday, July 19th 2018, Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York

It’s almost playoff time for the PFL! The second set of fights at featherweight and heavyweight go off tonight, and it’s crucial that the fighters get finishes early and often if they want to advance in the standings. Here’s the breakdown: 6 points for a first round finish, 5 points for a second round finish, 4 points for a third round finish and 3 points for a decision win, and here are the current standings:

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