The fight began with both Loughnane and Pinedo trading blows, showcasing their aggressive styles.
However, it was Pinedo’s active approach and precise right hands that sealed the fate.
Loughnane made a crucial mistake by attempting to go inside, falling prey to Pinedo’s devastating knee strike in the clinch.
The subsequent ground-and-pound assault from Pinedo forced Loughnane into an unexpected first stoppage loss of his professional career.
Pinedo Secures Playoff Spot, Set to Face Jenkins
With his remarkable victory, Pinedo earned a coveted place in the 2023 featherweight playoffs.
The Peruvian fighter’s next challenge awaits in the form of top-seeded Bubba Jenkins, promising a thrilling matchup that fans won’t want to miss.
Pinedo’s triumph not only cements his position among the featherweight elite but also sets the stage for a potentially legendary playoff clash.
Khaybulaev Returns Strong
While Diamond survived a leaping knee strike in the first round, Khaybulaev dominated the second, securing a takedown and ultimately forcing the tap with an arm-triangle choke.
Khaybulaev’s victory granted him the third seed in the featherweight playoffs, where he is set to face Gabriel Braga in the semifinals.
Despite Kei’s resilience and craftiness in escaping tight spots, he couldn’t generate enough offense to overcome Hamlet’s dominance.
As a result, Hamlet secured a place in the playoffs and is set to face Impa Kasanganay on August 4th, 2023.
Jenkins’ Dominance Continues
Employing a rear-waistlock suplex, Jenkins showcased his power and technique. When Sung Bin Jo refused to tap, Jenkins swiftly transitioned to a rear-naked choke, leaving his opponent unconscious.
Referee Keith Peterson intervened, signaling Jenkins’ seventh PFL victory.
Silveira Claims Victory
While Silveira emerged as the winner, his sympathies were with Monte, who required assistance to leave the cage. Silveira’s victory set up a semifinal clash against Ty Flores on August 4th, 2023.
Full PFL 4 results:
Jesus Pinedo def. Brendan Loughnane via TKO (knee and punches) — Round 1, 1:34
Movlid Khaybulaev def. Tyler Diamond via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:23
Marthin Hamlet def. Sam Kei via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bubba Jenkins def. Sung Bin Jo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:25
Josh Silveira def. Delan Monte via TKO (knee injury) – Round 1, 1:30
Gabriel Braga def. Marlon Moraes via KO (punch) – Round 1, 3:02
Ty Flores def. Dan Spohn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Chris Wade def. Ryoji Kudo via submission (guillotine) – Round 1, 4:15
Impa Kasanganay def. Tim Caron via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:52
Andrew Sanchez def. Taylor Johnson via split decision (29-27, 27-29, 29-27)
Abigail Montes def. Brandy Hester via TKO (ground and pound) – Round 1, 3:06
Alexei Pergande def. Akeem Bashir via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 3:14