Week 6 of the regular season happens tonight (Jul 1) in Atlanta, GA and features a main event between two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison and women’s MMA pioneer Kaitlin Young, who is filling in for the injured Julia Budd. The co-main event pits former UFC welterweight title challenger and ex-Bellator champion Rory MacDonald against Sadibou Sy.
If you’re unfamiliar with the PFL points system for the regular season: 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 6 is about the welterweights and women’s lightweights and Bloody Elbow is the place to be to discuss the event. This is the second and final regular season matchup for these fighters so playoff spots are on the line. A welterweight bout between Carlos Leal and Nikolai Aleksakhin was scratched on weigh-in day when Aleksakhin withdrew, so Leal gets 3 points for a walkover win.
The fight card is as follows:
Kayla Harrison def. Kaitlin Young via TKO (punches) at 2:35 of Round 1
Sadibou Sy def. Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ray Cooper III def. Brett Cooper via TKO (strikes) at :24 of Round 1
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Dilano Taylor via TKO (strikes) at 3:26 of Round 2
Larissa Pacheco def. Genah Fabian via TKO (strikes) at 2:39 of Round 1
Magomed Umalatov def. Jarrah Al-Silawi by KO (punch) at 3:33 of Round 1
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Abigail Montes by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27).
Martina Jindrova def. Zamzagul Fayzallanova by TKO (punches) at 4:04 of Round 1
Olena Kolesnyk def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).