PFL was an exciting event for fans to watch. With big names and interesting fights, the event received a great response. Anthony Pettis versus Stevie Ray, ended with the former losing through a submission. Similarly, the main event featuring Bruno Cappelozza and Mattheus Scheffel ended with a shocking outcome.
Scheffel, who got knocked out in his last PFL 2 fight against Ante Delija, was in great shape. However, Cappelozza’s last few fights saw him extremely dominant.
But Scheffel won the three-round war against Cappelozza via a unanimous decision. His punches and combos seemed to have stunned Cappelozza for a few seconds in between. Both had their moments during the bout.
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Scheffel’s power was visible throughout the fight and it earned him 29-28 on all the three judge’s scorecards.
Bruno Cappelozza’s loss was surprising, as he was on a five-fight win streak; most through KO/TKO quite early in the fights.
However, while Scheffel managed to defeat the former champion, it wasn’t enough for him to gun his way into the heavyweight playoffs. As Cappelozza scored a first-round KO against Stuart Austin in PFL 2, he captured the number 4 place. Hence, he will soon take on Denis Goltsov later this year for the heavyweight semifinals.
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Scheffel, on the other hand, stands at rank number seven. Thus, while ‘Buffa’ upset Cappelozza, fans will see the latter in the semifinals soon this year.
What’s next at the PFL?
PFL will return on July 1 with PFL 6. Some well-known fighters will be seen as a part of the event. This includes Kayla Harrison. While she was scheduled to face Julia Budd, Budd has been injured, and hence, won’t be a part of the event.
As per reports, Kaitlin Young will replace Budd. However, it hasn’t been officially announced by the promotion. Thus, the lineup so far looks like this:
Main Card: PFL 6
Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd
Rory MacDonald vs. Sadibou Sy
Ray Cooper III vs. Brett Cooper
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Jordan’s Jarrah Al-Silawi is proving that fighters from the Middle East can compete on the big stage (Photo: PFL)
Preliminary Card: PFL 6
Jarrah Al-Silawi vs. Magomed Umalatov
Larissa Pacheco vs. Genah Fabian
Nikolay Aleksakhin vs. Gleison Tibau
Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Abigail Montes
Martina Jindrova vs. Zamzagul Fayzallanova
Olena Kolesnyk vs. Vanessa Melo
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