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07.18.2018 | 5:12 PM ET

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PFL 2018 #6
  • Thursday 08.16.2018 at 10:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: NBC Sports | Prelims: Facebook.com
  • Promotion: Professional Fighters League
  • Ownership: Professional Fighters League
  • Venue: Ocean Resort Casino
  • Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Yves Edwards, Bas Rutten, Sean O'Connell, Randy Couture, Todd Harris
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Interviews: Bas Rutten | Backstage: Caroline Pearce
  • MMA Bouts: 12
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Bout   Info
Ray Cooper III   defeats   Pavel Kusch   via KO/TKO, Punches   0:18 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Magomed Magomedkerimov   defeats   Bojan Velickovic   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Kayla Harrison   defeats   Jozette Cotton   via KO/TKO, Ground & Pound   1:24 Round 3 of 3, 11:24 Total Bout Page
Abubakar Nurmagomedov   defeats   Jonatan Westin   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
João Zeferino   defeats   Yuri Villefort   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   1:10 Round 3 of 3, 11:10 Total Bout Page
Rick Story   defeats   Carlton Minus   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:55 Round 2 of 3, 7:55 Total Bout Page
Jake Shields   defeats   Herman Terrado   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Bruno Santos   defeats   John Howard   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Abusupiyan Magomedov   defeats   Anderson Gonçalves   via KO/TKO, Punches   1:27 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Shamil Gamzatov   defeats   Rex Harris   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Louis Taylor   defeats   Andre Lobato   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Gasan Umalatov   defeats   Eddie Gordon   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page

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skelliher
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07.30.2018 | 4:04 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 342nd   |   View

Harrison vs. Cotton
Kayla Harrison, SUB, R1
Actually found a solid taker for Harrison's sop****re effort.

"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

MassaBruce
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07.31.2018 | 2:30 PM ET

Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

Some very intriguing match-ups! 

"Its even louder in the silence "

NokSuKowMMA519
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08.14.2018 | 4:11 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 4 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   325th Place   |   View

Zeferino vs. Villefort
João Zeferino, DEC
João Zeferino is going to beat the brakes off this man.

MassaBruce
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08.15.2018 | 6:48 PM ET

weigh-ins

Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

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08.16.2018 | 12:04 PM ET

The start time for this event has been changed.
  • Old Time: Thursday, August 16 at 8:00pm ET
  • New Time: Thursday, August 16 at 10:00pm ET

  • Predictions now lock on Thursday, August 16 at 7:00pm ET.
    snakeman88
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    08.16.2018 | 2:00 PM ET

    Prediction Comments

    Predictions: 9 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 575 Points   |   Tied for 213th   |   View

    Cooper III vs. Kusch
    Pavel Kusch, DEC
    50%. Not much footage of Kusch other than his upset win in the last round. Cooper is also coming off an upset finish. A decision win would put either in the playoffs. I expect Kusch to survive some scary encounters with Cooper's power as he grinds out a decision using his length to keep Cooper at a distance.

    Magomedkerimov vs. Velickovic
    Bojan Velickovic, DEC
    55%. Close fight. Neither need a finish and I'm expecting a decision. Bojan is savvy in point-fighting and putting on a good display for judges so I'll side with him to outstrike Mamoedkerimov and survive takedown attempts to win a decision.

    Harrison vs. Cotton
    Kayla Harrison, SUB, R1
    They're trying to promote Harrison so I assume she wins but didn't research as odds will be off the charts.

    Nurmagomedov vs. Westin
    Abubakar Nurmagomedov, TKO, R2
    90% Nurmagomedov was the Favorite for this competition and was upset last time out. He needs a finish and he should be able to get it on the ground within 2 rounds. Westin isn't very skilled but he does have power in his hands so Nurmagomedov will have to be cautious on the feet against a man with nothing to lose.

    Zeferino vs. Villefort
    João Zeferino, DEC
    65% Zeferino doesn't need a finish. Villefort needs a finish to make the playoffs. Expect Zeferino to fight conservatively and win a decision.

    Story vs. Minus
    Rick Story, SUB, R2
    85%. Story doesn't need a finish to make the playoffs but I think he finds one. His opponent will be fighting with nothing to lose and will come out swinging. Story's experience should lead this to the ground where he'll control the fight.

    Shields vs. Terrado
    Jake Shields, SUB, R1
    75%. Shields is a legend and needs a finish to make the playoffs after losing his last fight. Normally, I'd be 95% Shields here but he's coming off a knockout loss just a month ago so his chin will be touchy.

    Gregory
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    08.16.2018 | 3:14 PM ET

    Lot of name fighters on this card.

    "I live, I die, I live again."

    twspencer91
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    08.16.2018 | 6:44 PM ET

    Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 123rd   |   View

    Can't believe they stacked the undercard the way they did. Any combination of Gordon, Taylor, Howard, Shields, and Story could have boosted the cable numbers a bit. 

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    MassaBruce
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    08.16.2018 | 6:49 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

    agreed besides maybe points, I have no idea what determines match-ups or bout number. 

    "Its even louder in the silence "

    MassaBruce
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    08.16.2018 | 6:56 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

    Live now! 

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    twspencer91
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    08.16.2018 | 7:20 PM ET

    Predictions: 10 of 12 Winners, 5 Perfect, 665 Points   |   Tied for 123rd   |   View

    Eddie Gordon makes me so sad, like what the hell happened? Did Josh Samman just change his life with that head kick or what?

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    MassaBruce
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    08.16.2018 | 7:21 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

    Apparently man. That was sad. 

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    skelliher
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    08.16.2018 | 7:22 PM ET

    Predictions: 1 of 1 Winners, 0 Perfect, 50 Points   |   Tied for 342nd   |   View

    Have to say, I've been thoroughly enjoying the PFL product. I like the format (though 2/3 of the fighters making it to the Playoffs reduces tension,) and the pacing is quite strong. 

    Obviously a larger roster presents its own challenges, but I wouldn't mind seeing the divisional pools increased to 14 fighters in Season 2. Lot of these guys are feeling mighty secure in a playoff spot after their first win.

    * Edited at 08.16.2018, 7:23 PM ET *

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    MassaBruce
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    08.16.2018 | 7:36 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

    I agree @Skelliher I like this promotion. High-level violence. 

    * Edited at 08.16.2018, 7:37 PM ET *

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    Bigbadbrybry
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    08.16.2018 | 8:13 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   148th Place   |   View

    I really have Enjoyed this format !! We have a lot of the same old thing with each promotion, at least PFL is trying some innovative and NEW stuff imo... although this is the NIGHT OF DECISIONS.. thus far

    * Edited at 08.16.2018, 8:13 PM ET *

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    MassaBruce
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    08.16.2018 | 8:20 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 2 Perfect, 645 Points   |   145th Place   |   View

    Fatality 

    "Its even louder in the silence "

    Bigbadbrybry
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    08.16.2018 | 8:35 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   148th Place   |   View

    10-9 Santos RD 1 imo

    "“Never argue with an idiot; they will just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience”"

    Bigbadbrybry
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    08.16.2018 | 8:40 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   148th Place   |   View

    Great turnaround by Santos after Howard had taken the advantage... briefly

    "“Never argue with an idiot; they will just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience”"

    Bigbadbrybry
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    08.16.2018 | 8:41 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   148th Place   |   View

    10-9 RD 2 also for Santos, Howard needs big round or a FINISH

    "“Never argue with an idiot; they will just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience”"

    Bigbadbrybry
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    08.16.2018 | 8:46 PM ET

    Predictions: 11 of 12 Winners, 3 Perfect, 640 Points   |   148th Place   |   View

    That fight when exactly as I thought it would..  Howard made much better effort in 3rd but not enough...
    Unanimous Dec-Santos... 

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