The second season of the Professional Fighters League rolls on, as tonight (July 25th) sees Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey host week five of the regular season.
In the main event, Chris Wade seeks a second regular season win as he takes on Akhmat Aliev, who tops the lightweight division thanks to his first-round victory in his previous bout. The co-main sees Lance Palmer and Luis Rafael Laurentino collide, with playoff positioning also at stake.
This card has turned on its head thanks to numerous weight misses and bout reshuffling. Three fights were cancelled, and then Jesse Ronson and Natan Schulte were booked against each other instead of being given respective walkover wins.
Week 5 is all about the featherweights and lightweights, and Bloody Elbow is the place to be to discuss the event. The prelims begin at 6 PM ET on ESPN+ and followed by the main card at 9 PM ET on ESPN2.
Preliminary Card (6 PM ET, ESPN+)
Lightweight: Natan Schulte def. Jesse Ronson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Andre Harrison vs. Movlid Khaybulaev ends in majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Lightweight: Islam Mamedov def. Bao Yincang by TKO (strikes) at 3:32 of Round 1
Featherweight: Alexandre Almeida def. Peter Petties by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Loik Radzhabov def. Ylies Djiroun by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Main Card (9 PM ET, ESPN2)
Lightweight: Chris Wade def. Akhmed Aliev by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Lance Palmer def. Luis Rafael Laurentino by TKO at 2:45 of Round 3
Lightweight: Nate Andrews def. Rashid Magomedov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Alex Gilpin def. Freddy Assuncao by submission (guillotine choke) at 2:08 of Round 1
Featherweight: Jeremy Kennedy def. Steven Siler by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)