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PFL 8: Heavyweight and featherweight quarterfinals and semifinals results and live discussion

Watch and discuss the featherweight and heavyweight $1 million tournaments for the Professional Fighters League, starting at 7:30 PM ET/4:30 PM PT on Friday, October 5th.


The first week of the first-ever Professional Fighters League playoffs are here. There are six weight classes where the winners of those eight-man tournaments will pocket $1 million, and the action starts tonight (Friday, October 5th) from New Orleans, Louisiana.

PFL 8 is all about the featherweight and heavyweight tournaments. Francimar Barroso is the #1 seed at HW, and he’ll be taking on #8 seed Josh Copeland. At featherweight, Steven Siler is the top seed and will fight Nazareno Malegarie. To make things more interesting, the quarterfinals and semifinals are on the same night, with the quarterfinals scheduled for two-rounds and the semifinals are three-rounds. In the event of a draw in the quarterfinals, the tiebreaker is whichever fighter won the first-round. Full tiebreaker rules can be seen here.

You can watch PFL 8 at 7:30 PM ET on Facebook Watch, where the bulk of the action is taking place, followed by the semifinal bouts on the NBC Sports Network main card at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. For an event preview, check out Victor Rodriguez’s write-up.

Heavyweight quarterfinals:

Josh Copeland def. Francimar Barroso via first-round tie-breaker (19-19, 19-19, 19-19)

Alex Nicholson def. Jack May via TKO (punches), Round 1 (2:03)

Philipe Lins def. Caio Alencar via submission (guillotine), Round 1 (0:58)

Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Heavyweight semifinals:

Josh Copeland def. Alex Nicholson via KO (punch), Round 1 (1:27)

Philipe Lins def. Jared Rosholt by TKO, Round 2 (0:45)

Featherweight quarterfinals:

Steven Siler def. Nazareno Malegarie via first-round tie-breaker (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)

Alexandre de Almeida def. Jumabieke Tuerxun via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)

Andre Harrison def. Alexandre Bezerra via majority decision (20-18, 20-18, 19-19)

Lance Palmer def. Max Coga via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18)

Featherweight semifinals:

Steven Siler def. Alexandre Almeida via DQ (illegal upkick), Round 2 (0:52)

Lance Palmer def. Andre Harrison via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Alternate bout:

Mo De’Reese def. Mike Kyle via TKO (punches), Round 1 (2:38)