Professional Fighters League started off the year with Rory MacDonald, Anthony Pettis, Claressa Shields to put more eyes on the PFL. Building there name best as possible. Rory and Pettis didn’t make it to the finals but showed there’s talented fighters all over the world. Doesn’t mean they have to fight for UFC.
High level fights in the PFL !0 card that will be entertaining to watch. Definitely watch this card.
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs Ray Cooper III
Magomed one of the best Welterweights not signed by the UFC is a extremely talented All-Around fighter. Born and raised in the GREATEST MMA city Dagestan looking to make another million dollars as he won the 2018 PFL Welterweight Tournament against Ray Cooper.
Grappling best skills he has training with the best grapplers from Khabib, Islam Makhachev, Shamil Zavuro, Zabit Magomedsharipov.
Ray Cooper coming off the biggest win of his life against Rory MacDonald. Looking to win Million Dollars again as well. Similar version of Robbie Lawler with two rock hard hands that KO most Welterweights.
Knocking out former UFC Welterweight title challenger Jake Shields twice in Cooper’s PFL career.
“All my hard work that I put into these last three years to make it to the finals for the third time means a lot. It means where I stand in the overall welterweight division of the world, I believe that I’m one of the top guys in the world in any organization, so this is just going to cement what I believe and to do it against the guy that beat me is going to be awesome.”https://www.khon2.com/sports/a-week-away-from-pfls-million-dollar-fight-night-hawaiis-ray-cooper-iii-focused-on-proving-to-be-one-of-the-top-guys-in-the-world/
See if the hard work this year will pay off as he faces off his foe Magomedkerimov Knocking out the Russian Champion, Stopping his takedowns.
Believe this fight will be a dominant showing from either Magomedkerimov or Ray Cooper, It’s just a very curious fight to see what happens.
Loik Radzhabov vs Raush Manfio
Loik Radzhabov is a well-rounded talent fighter from Tajikistan Uses the cage well for grappling. Solid striking game. Can absorb hard shots to the head.
Impressed me when he went toe to toe against Nathan Schulte for the PFL Lightweight Title. Showing his nasty left and ight hooks to the body The five round cardio.
Raush Manfio definitely surprised everyone by going to the PFL Lightweight Final by defeating talented fighters like Anthony Pettis and Clay Collard who jumped on the scene by making a career in the Boxing realm.
Manfio has the explosive athleticism to him mixed with powerful punches leading to finishes.
Defeating Collard was a three round back & forth fight showing his mental toughness, Able to stand & bang with a boxer.
Raush Manfio definitely have a promising future as Team Nogueira might have a future PFL Light Champion.