The Professional Fighter’s League returned to Atlantic City on Thursday night, as the league’s second season would finalize its featherweight and lightweight brackets.
Two men who took the $1 million prize in 2018, Natan Schulte and Lance “The Party” Palmer, will walk into October’s playoffs with the top seed following respective wins over Luis Rafael Laurentino and Jesse Ronson.
While Palmer and Schulte locked up the top spots at 145 and 155, viral sensation Movlid Khaybulaev and his killer flying knee attempted to replicate what worked at PFL 2, yet Andre Harrison would find a way to battle back and set up for a majority draw, handing each fighter one point for seeding in October’s playoffs set for Las Vegas.
READ BELOW for the full results of PFL 5.
Main Card (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Chris Wade def. Akhmed Aliev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Wade earns 3 points and he moves onto the lightweight playoffs.
Featherweight: Lance Palmer def. Luis Rafael Laurentino by TKO at 2:45, R3
Palmer earns 4 points for the second round finish he now returns to the playoffs after winning the featherweight division in season 1.
Lightweight: Nate Andrews def. Rashid Magomedov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andrews earns 3 points for the decision win and he secures his spot in the lightweight playoffs.
Featherweight: Alex Gilpin def. Freddy Assuncao by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:08, R1
Gilpin earns 6 points for the first round finish and he moves onto the featherweight playoffs.
Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy def. Steven Siler by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Kennedy earns 3 points for the decision win, he earns a spot in the featherweight playoffs.
Preliminaries (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Natan Schulte def. Jesse Ronson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Schulte earns 3 points and moves onto the lightweight playoffs.
Featherweight: Andre Harrison vs. Movlid Khaybulaev ends in majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Both fighters earn 1 point. Harrison and Khaybulaev earn spots in the featherweight playoffs.
Lightweight: Islam Mamedov def. Bao Yincang by TKO (strikes) at 3:32, R1
Mamedov earns 6 points and a spot in the lightweight playoffs with 9 points total
Featherweight: Alexandre Almeida def. Peter Petties by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Almeida earns 3 points for decision victory
Lightweight: Loik Radzhabov def. Ylies Djiroun by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Radzhabov earns 3 points for decision victory