The Professional Fighters League will return in just two weeks to kick off its 2021 postseason. Headlining the first show is a welterweight semifinal between Ray Cooper III and former UFC title challenger and ex-Bellator champ Rory MacDonald. Cooper won the 2019 tournament after losing in the 2018 final, and went 2-0 in the 2021 regular season.
Even though they won’t be part of the tournament, those who competed in the regular season like Natan Schulte and Gleison Tibau (who controversially beat MacDonald) will populate the preliminary card getting some cage time in. Schulte vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier is the featured prelim, and former UFC fighter Darrell Horcher will make his PFL debut against a TBD opponent.
This show and all of the other semifinal events will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.
Main Card (9 PM ET, ESPN2/ESPN+)
Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez
Preliminary Card (5:30 PM ET, ESPN+)
Natan Schulte vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercier
Sadibou Sy vs. Gleison Tibau
Nikolai Aleksakhin vs. Brett Cooper
Darrell Horcher vs. TBA
Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo