Ray Cooper III Dominates at PFL 6
PFL 6 in Atlantic City, New Jersey was a chance for the welterweight and middleweights in the league format to clinch a spot in the playoffs for a chance to win win $1-million dollars for their weight divisions. When the format launched this year it left little room for any sort of trash talk or rivalries to build, but one has between Jake Shields and Ray Cooper III.
PFL 6 may not have brought the finish rate fight fans have become used to but the fighters like Shields and Cooper winning in Atlantic City meant a chance at fighting again and not only earning a spot in the playoffs, but a chance to settle their rivalry once and for all. Shields told Frontproof Media he would like to face Cooper again as he feels he has corrected the mistake he made from their last fight. Cooper said after his win, he is not concerned where Shields is seeded he wants to face him again anyway to underline his last win against him by beating him again.
While no points were on the line, Kayla Harrison earned her first TKO victory against Jozette Cotton via strikes in the final round. Cotton was able to defend Harrison’s submission attempts which lead the Olympian to fire away shots from the mount in the final round to earn a victory. Harrison believes when the PFL starts their women’s division, she will be the one to be the PFL’s first female champion.
See the full results here:
Ray Cooper defeated Pavlo Kusch by knockout (strikes) at 0:18 of the first round
Magomed Magomedkerimov defeated Bojan Velickovic by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28)
Kayla Harrison defeated Jozette Cotton by TKO (strikes) at 1:24 of the third round
Abubakar Nurmagomedov defeated Jonatan Westin by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28)
Joao Zeferino defeated Yuri Villefort by submission (rear-naked choke) at u1:10 of the third round
Rick Story defeated Carlton Minus by submission (rear-naked choke at 2:55 of the second round
Jake Shields defeated Herman Terrado by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28)
Bruno Santos defeated John Howard by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28)
Abus Magomedov defeated Anderson Goncalves by knockout at 1:27 of the first round
Shamil Gamzatov defeated Rex Harris by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28)
Louis Taylor defeated Andre Lobato by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-26)
Gasan Umalatov defeated Eddie Gordon by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27)
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