PFL 9

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PFL 9: Playoffs
Information
PromotionProfessional Fighters League
DateOctober 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)
VenueLong Beach Arena
CityLong Beach, California
Event chronology
PFL 8 PFL 9: Playoffs PFL 10

PFL 9: Playoffs was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Professional Fighters League held on October 13, 2018, at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.[1]

Background[edit]

The event was the ninth of the 2018 season and marked the start of the playoffs for the Light Heavyweight and Lightweight divisions.[1][2]

Results[edit]

Main Card (NBCSN)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhães def. Bazigit Atajev Submission (kimura) 1 1:58 [a]
Lightweight Natan Schulte def. Chris Wade Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [b]
Light Heavyweight Sean O'Connell def. Smealinho Rama KO (punches) 1 1:45 [c]
Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Thiago Tavares TKO (punches) 2 3:36 [d]
Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhães def. Rakim Cleveland Submission (kimura) 1 1:20 [e]
Lightweight Natan Schulte def. Johnny Case Draw (majority) (19-18, 19-19, 19-19) 2 5:00 [f]
Light Heavyweight Bazigit Atajev def. Emiliano Sordi TKO (punches) 1 1:43 [g]
Lightweight Chris Wade def. Robert Watley Decision (majority) (20-18, 20-18, 19-19) 2 5:00 [h]
Preliminary card (Facebook Watch)
Light Heavyweight Sean O'Connell def. Dan Spohn Decision (majority) (19-19, 19-18, 19-18) 2 5:00 [i]
Lightweight Islam Mamedov def. Thiago Tavares Decision (unanimous) (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) 2 5:00 [j]
Light Heavyweight Smealinho Rama def. Maxim Grishin Draw (majority) (20-18, 19-19, 19-19) 2 5:00 [k]
Lightweight Rashid Magomedov def. Will Brooks Draw (unanimous) (19-19, 19-19, 19-19) 2 5:00 [l]
Light Heavyweight Brandon Halsey def. Ronny Markes Decision (unanimous) (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) 2 5:00 [m]
Lightweight Ramsey Nijem def. Yuki Kawana Decision (unanimous) (19-18, 19-18, 19-18) 2 5:00 [n]
  1. ^ Semi-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  2. ^ Semi-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  3. ^ Semi-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  4. ^ Semi-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  5. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  6. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  7. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  8. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  9. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  10. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  11. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs.
  12. ^ Quarter-final round bout of the 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs.
  13. ^ 2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs Alternate.
  14. ^ 2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs Alternate.


2018 PFL Light Heavyweight playoffs[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Brazil Vinny Magalhães (1)SUB 1
 
 
 
United States Rakim Cleveland (8)L
 
Brazil Vinny Magalhães (1)SUB 1
 
 
 
Russia Bazigit Atajev (4)L
 
Russia Bazigit Atajev (4)TKO 1
 
 
 
Argentina Emiliano Sordi (5)L
 
Brazil Vinny Magalhães (1)
 
 
 
United States Sean O'Connell (6)
 
United States Dan Spohn (3)L
 
 
 
United States Sean O'Connell (6)MD 2
 
United States Sean O'Connell (6)KO 1
 
 
 
Canada Smealinho Rama (7)L
 
Russia Maxim Grishin (2)L
 
 
Canada Smealinho Rama (7)Draw 2
 
Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss

[1]

2018 PFL Lightweight playoffs[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
Brazil Natan Schulte (1)Draw 2
 
 
 
United States Johnny Case (8)L
 
Brazil Natan Schulte (1)SD 3
 
 
 
United States Chris Wade (4)L
 
United States Chris Wade (4)MD 2
 
 
 
United States Robert Watley (5)L
 
Brazil Natan Schulte (1)
 
 
 
Russia Rashid Magomedov (7)
 
Russia Islam Mamedov (3)UD 2
 
 
 
Brazil Thiago Tavares (6)L
 
Brazil Thiago Tavares (6)L
 
 
 
Russia Rashid Magomedov (7)TKO 2
 
United States Will Brooks (2)L
 
 
Russia Rashid Magomedov (7)Draw 2
 

* Islam Mamedov was originally scheduled to face Rashid Magomedov but was unable to continue in the tournament. He was replaced by his quarterfinal opponent, Thiago Tavares.

Legend
(SD)
  (Split Decision)
(UD)
  (Unanimous Decision)
(MD)
  (Majority Decision)
SUB
  Submission
(T)KO
  (Technical) Knock Out
L
  Loss

[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Staff (2018-08-31). "Playoff matchups set for PFL's first season of $1 million winners". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ "Fight Card - PFL 9". PFL.