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PFL 2021, Week 3 results and discussion

Get results and discuss Week 3 of the Professional Fighters League regular season right here on Bloody Elbow, starting at 5:30 PM ET.

Fabricio Werdum and Renan Ferreira at the PFL 3, 2021 weigh-ins.
Fabricio Werdum and Renan Ferreira at the PFL 3, 2021 weigh-ins.

The Professional Fighters League continues its 2021 regular season tonight (May 6) from Atlantic City, NJ.

PFL’s Week 3 sees former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum make his promotional debut against Renan Ferreira. Meanwhile, top women’s lightweight Kayla Harrison returns to the cage against Mariana Morais. Mohamed Usman, younger brother of UFC champ Kamaru, is also on the main card as he takes on Brandon Sayles.

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 3 is all about the heavyweights and women’s lightweights, 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 more prelims at 7 PM ET on ESPN, then the main card at 9 PM ET on ESPN. International viewers can find their outlet here.

The fight card is as follows:

Main card

Renan Ferreira def. Fabricio Werdum via KO (strikes) - Round 1, 2:32

Kayla Harrison def. Mariana Morais via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 1:23

Brandon Sayles def. Mohammed Usman via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 2, 3:42

Larissa Pacheco def. Julija Pajic via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 0:51

Preliminary card

Kaitlin Young def. Cindy Dandois via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Genah Fabian def. Laura Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Denis Goltsov def. Muhammed Dereese via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 4:21

Taylor Guardado def. Helena Kolesnyk via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Magomed Umalatov def. Kyron Bowen via TKO (strikes) - Round 2, 0:07