We have reached the penultimate stage of the 2021 PFL playoffs.
Tonight (Aug. 27) at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida we will see the featherweight and light heavyweight semifinals. Unlike previous seasons you don’t need two wins in one night to make the final. Instead, all of the semifinalists compete in their respective divisions over then next few weeks and the $1 million tournament finals will occur on October 27th.
Wrapping up the semifinals is a featherweight bout between Brendan Loughnane and Movlid Khaybulaev. The winner of that fight takes on the winner of Chris Wade and Bubba Jenkins.
Meanwhile, light heavyweight pits 2019 champion Emiliano Sordi against UFC veteran Antonio Carlos Junior. The other half of the bracket sees former UFC middleweight and welterweight Cezar Ferreira take on Marthin Hamlet.
Action begins at 6:30 PM ET with non-playoff bouts and continues with the playoff bouts at 10 PM ET on the main card.
Main Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Movlid Khaybulaev def. Brendan Loughnane via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) - Featherweight semifinals
Chris Wade def. Bubba Jenkins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) - Featherweight semifinals
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Emiliano Sordi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) - Light heavyweight tournament semifinals
Marthin Hamlet def. Cezar Ferreira via TKO (strikes after Ferreira injury) at :13 of round 1 - Light heavyweight tournament semifinals
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Sheymon Moraes def. Lazar Stojadinovic via TKO (strikes) at 4:45 of round 2
Chris Camozzi def. Cory Hendricks via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Anthony Dizy def. Jesse Stirn via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Bobby Moffett def. Jason Knight via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alejandro Flores def. Carl Deaton via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Brandon Jenkins def. Jacob Kilburn via KO (flying knee) at 2:56 of round 1