The fourth week of PFL’s 2018 season just wrapped up with Lance Palmer imposing his will on Tuerxun Jumabieke, ultimately scoring a late third round submission. Palmer picked up four points with the third round finish, which gives him a total of nine points altogether. Andre Harrison went the distance tonight with Nazareno Malegarie, stuffing the takedowns and landing power punches to earn the unanimous decision victory. With the win, the undefeated Harrison posted up another three points on the board. Also on the card, Francimar Barroso made quick work of Jack May, finding a first round submission in just over 90 seconds, to earn himself another six points on the season.
Steven Siler picked his second first-round submission in PFL’s 2018 season, earning another six points, but this one did not come without contraversy. After rocking his opponent with a haymaker, SIler jumped on a guillotine choke, and when it looked like Almeida went to make an adjustment, the referee thought that he went unconscious and waived off the fight. Opening up the main card, Philipe Lins overcame being rocked in the second round to drop Alex Nicholson and then finish him off with ground strikes. Lins picked up 5 points tonight. giving him eight points altogether. as he was awarded a three-point week one bye after his scheduled opponent, Shawn Jordan, missed weight and was unable to compete.
Lance Palmer def. Tuerxun Jumabieke by submission (RNC) at 4:36 of round 3 : Featherweight
Palmer came out working his strikes, but as soon as shot in, Palmer began working his own grappling game. From the top of half guard, Palmer dropped several strikes as Tuerxun struggled to improve his position. Palmer quickly took the back of Tuerxun to open up the second round, and quickly transitioned into full mount. Tuerxun did gain the half guard, but sort of just stalled out from that position, conceding the top control to Palmer for the remainder of the round. Palmer returned to his striking in the final frame, mixing up his kicks and punches as he walked down Tuerxun. Palmer found top position again after Tuerxun botched a takedown, and worked an RNC from the back as time dwindled down. With less than 30 seconds remaining in the fight, Palmer tightened up the sub, forcing Tuerxun to tapout.
- Palmer - 4 points/9 points
- Tuerxun - 0 points
Andre Harrison def. Nazareno Malegarie by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Featherweight
Malegarie looked to shoot in on Harrison early in the fight, but Harrison was having none of it, forcing Malegarie to stand with him. Harrison exploded in several times with crisp boxing combinations, which prompted Malegarie to keep shooting in. Harrison continued to score with his hands in the second stanza, before backing Malegarie up to the fence. Malegarie was wobbled when Harrison clocked him with a heavy hook on the clinch break. Harrison followed up with a flurry of fury, but somehow Malegarie stayed on his feet and kept throwing.
Malegarie continued to struggle with getting the fight tot he ground in the last round. The takedown defense of Harrison was just too prime for Malegarie to find a way around. The broadcast displayed a graphic that showed Harrison out-landing Malegarie in power strikes 29-1 with about 90 seconds remaining in the final round. Malegarie went for it there at the end, throwing overhand punches trying to get a finish, but Harrison was just too defensively sound.
- Harrison - 3 points/6 points
- Malegarie - 3 points
Harrison has hands:
Your winner and still undefeated, Andre Harrison! He earns 3 points with a unanimous decision win. @Drethebull #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/WowZHkX7Ej— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 20, 2018
The lightning quick hands of Andre Harrison on display! @Drethebull #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/8sJTVUhBpf— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 20, 2018
Francimar Barroso def. Jack May by submission (Arm Triangle) at 1:36 of round 1: Heavyweight
Barroso caught a kick and instantly took the fight down to the mat and into the full guard of May. Barroso transitioned into half guard, where he locked up a super-tight arm triangle. As soon as Barroso jumped to side control, the pressure became too much for May, so he respectfully tapped out.
- Barroso - 6 points/12 points
- May - 6 points
Barroso is catching bodies in the PFL:
That’s a wrap! Francimar Barroso locks up the arm triangle choke in the first round, earning 6 points and the top seed in the heavyweight playoffs. @bodao_oficial #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/PNPaccprgr— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 20, 2018
Steven Siler def. Alexandre de Almeida by technical submission (referee thought Almeida was out) :34 of round 1: Featherweight
SIler clubbed Almeida right off the bat, and then jumped on a guillotine choke. The referee thought that Almeida went out, and stopped the bout, despite no tap. Almeida immediately jumped up to protest, but the fight was over nonetheless.
- Siler - 6 points/12points
- Almeida - 6 points
Do you agree with this stoppage?
Top seed at featherweight locked up in less than a minute. @Stevesiler wins in the first round and earns 6 points. #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/CXy8RpomOO— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 20, 2018
Philipe Lins def. Alex Nicholson by TKO at 3:39 of round 2: Heavyweight
Lins came out working his hands, moving around his opponent and working the body and the head. Nicholson pressed forward, but struggled to mount much offense due to the movement of Lins. Nicholson started taunting his foe as Lins would retreat in circles.
Lins looked to land his hands again in the second round, countering the forward pressure of Nicholson with boxing combos. Nicholson stormed after Lins, landing several flush left hands. With his back to the fence, Lins landed a bolo of his own that sent Nicholson stumbling, and then swarmed, dropping his foe with a heavy right hand. Lins followed up with unanswered ground strikes until the referee called it off.
- Lins - 5 points/8 points
- Nicholson - 5 points
Look at Lins rallying to get the TKO victory:
What a comeback! Philipe Lins fires back and scores the second round TKO, earning 5 points. @PhilipeLins #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/cZvtfon5kG— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 20, 2018
Kelvin Tiller def. Jared Rosholt by submission (Guillotine) at :54 of round 2: Heavyweight
- Tiller - 5 Points/11 points
- Rosholt - 3 points
Timur Valiev def. Bekbulat Magomedov by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Featherweight
- Valiev - 3 points/6 points
- Magomedov - 0 points
Max Coga def. Marcos Galvao by TKO at 2:19 of round 3: Featherweight
- Coga - 4 points
- Galvao - 0 points
Beautiful combination! Max Coga scores the TKO win in round 3 and earns 4 points. @MaxCoga #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/P5A6mnZYpx— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 19, 2018
Josh Copeland def. Shawn Jordan by unanimous decision (29-28 x3): Heavyweight
- Copeland - 3 points
- Jordan - 0 points
Valdrin Istrefi def. Daniel Gallemore by TKO (Leg Kicks) at 1:42 of round 2: Heavyweight
- Istrefi - 5 points
- Gallemore - 0 points
Standing and trading! Valdrin Istrefi and Daniel Gallemore get the night started in style. @ValdrinIstrefi @BigKansas65 #PFL4 pic.twitter.com/ixXWTd9gyv— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) July 19, 2018