PFL Playoffs: Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald fight card, start time, channel guide

PFL Playoffs: Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald fight card, start time, channel guide.

After arguably the most entertaining season in promotion history, the PFL playoffs returns for the third time. With the opportunity to win $1 million, you can be ensured everyone will be ready to do whatever it takes to win. Four fighters from each weight division remain, but only one can come out victorious.

The first edition of the 2021 PFL playoffs goes down on Friday, Aug. 7, 2021, with the semi-finals for welterweights and lightweights. For the welterweights, reigning champion Ray Cooper lll will take on UFC veteran Rory MacDonald in the main event of Friday’s fight card. The winner will find themselves in the $1 million championship against either Magomed Magomedkerimov or Sadibou Sy. Although Cooper/MacDonald may end up the favorite in the finale, underestimating Magomedkerimov or Sy would be a mistake.

In the lightweight division, everyone was caught off guard when Anthony Pettis didn’t make the playoffs. With that being said, four talented fighters have the chance to impress fans and walk away with $1 million. The first sem-final matchup will be between leading scorer Loik Radzhabov and an interesting prospect in Alex Martinez. Whoever comes out on top will fight in the finale against Raush Manfio and rising star Clay Collard. Tournaments with huge favorites can be fun, but nothing beats a division like this where anyone can win.

Although most fans will be focused on the playoff matchups, the prelims are filled with talented PFL fighters. Two matchups that represent good matchmaking are Curtis Millender vs. Gleison Tibau and Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Darrell Horcher. The rest of the prelims feature several intriguing prospects including, undefeated fighters Magomed Umalatov and Elvin Espinoza. From top to bottom, the first edition of the 2021 PFL playoffs is must-see action.

How to watch PFL Playoffs: Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald

Date: Friday, Aug. 13, 2021

Start Time:  5:30 p.m. ET

Location: Hollywood, Florida

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Main card live stream: ESPN2 / ESPN+

Prelims live stream: ESPN+

Full PFL Playoffs: Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald fight card

Main Card (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2 / ESPN+)

  • Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper lll
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Sadibou Sy
  • Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
  • Loik Radzhabov vs. Alex Martinez

Preliminary Card (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+)

  • Curtis Millender vs. Gleison Tibau
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Darrell Horcher
  • Brett Cooper vs. Tyler Hill
  • Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
  • Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo
  • Hopeton Stewart vs. Elvin Espinoza

The PFL playoffs take place on Aug. 13, 19, and 27, live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, FL. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.

Published at Tue, 10 Aug 2021 00:18:32 +0000

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