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PFL 2021, Week 2 results and discussion

Get results and discuss Week 2 of the Professional Fighters League regular season right here on Bloody Elbow, starting at 5:30 PM ET.

Rory MacDonald and Curtis Millender at the PFL 2 weigh-ins.
Rory MacDonald and Curtis Millender at the PFL 2 weigh-ins.

The Professional Fighters League is back!

After an upset-filled season opener last week, PFL’s Week 2 has several intriguing fights on the docket, including a main event between Rory MacDonald and Curtis Millender, who’s replacing David Michaud after Michaud’s recent heart condition forced him out of the competition.

The co-main sees 2019 tournament winner Ray Cooper III take on Jason Ponet in their respective regular season debuts. In the light heavyweight division, Emiliano Sordi battles UFC veteran Chris Camozzi.

The deal for the regular season is that everyone competes twice, with three five-minute rounds (but no elbows), and the points system works as follows:

Win - 3 pts
First round stoppage - 3 bonus pts
Second round stoppage - 2 bonus pts
Third round stoppage - 1 bonus pt

Draw - 1 pt for each fighter

Loss - 0 points

Week 2 is all about the welterweights and light heavyweights, and Bloody Elbow is the place to be to discuss the event. The prelims begin at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN+ and followed by the main card at 9 PM ET on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes. International viewers can find their outlet here.

The fight card is as follows:

Main Card (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET)

Rory MacDonald def. Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 3:38

Ray Cooper III def. Jason Ponet via submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 1, 1:23

Joao Zeferino def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Emiliano Sordi def. Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-27)

Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)

Antonio Carlos Junior def. Tom Lawlor via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 1, 4:43

Cezar Ferreira def. Nick Roehrick via KO (punches) - Round 1, 0:37

Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin is declared a no-contest (accidental eyepoke) - Round 2, 1:56

Marthin Hamlet Neilsen def. Dan Spohn via submission (arm-triangle choke) - Round 2, 0:52