PFL 6 2019: Results and Highlights for Professional Fighters League on ESPN2

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 9, 2019

Denis Goltsov is seen after a win over Jared Rosholt during their regular season mixed martial arts bout at PFL 3, Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Nassau Coliseum (NYCB Live) in Uniondale, NY. Goltsov won via first round stoppage. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
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The Professional Fighters League regular season ended Thursday at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, with 11 light heavyweight and heavyweight bouts taking place.

The PFL has featured six sessions dating back to May 9, with each of the six weight classes represented in the organization taking part in two total fights.

The light heavyweights and heavyweights first featured in PFL action June 6 at PFL 3 in Uniondale, New York, before finishing their season at PFL 6 in Atlantic City.

Fighters are judged on a point system in the standings, with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss. A first-round stoppage results in three bonus points, with two awarded for a second-round stoppage and one if it occurs in the third and final round.

The top eight fighters in each weight class advance to the quarterfinals.


Light Heavyweight Results

Emiliano Sordi (2-0) def. Bozigit Ataev (1-1) via first-round knockout (1:23).

Vinny Magalhaes (1-1) def. Rakim Cleveland (0-2) via first-round submission (3:05).

Jordan Johnson (1-1) def. Sigi Pesaleli (1-1) via unanimous decision.

Maxim Grishin (2-0) def. Mikhail Mokhnatkin (0-2) via first-round knockout (0:48).

Viktor Nemkov (1-1) def. Rashid Yusupov (1-1) via unanimous decision.


Heavyweight Results

Alex Nicholson (1-1) def. Zeke Tuinei-Wily (0-2) via first-round TKO (3:07).

Denis Goltsov (2-0) def. Kelvin Tiller (1-1) via second-round submission (3:40).

Francimar Barroso (2-0) def. Ben Edwards (1-1) via unanimous decision.

Muhammed Dereese (1-1) def. Valdrin Istrefi (0-2) via first-round knockout (2:06).

Ali Isaev (2-0) def. Carl Seumanutafa (1-1) via unanimous decision.

Jared Rosholt (1-1) def. Satoshi Ishii (1-1) via unanimous decision.


Special Feature (Bantamweight)

Umar Nurmagomedov (1-0) def. Sidemar Honorio (0-1) via unanimous decision.



Alex Nicholson delivered one of the biggest blows of the night when his right hand took down Zeke Tuinei-Wily en route to a first-round TKO:

ESPN MMA @espnmma

The right hand of @spartanlife32 😳 #PFL6 LIVE NOW ▶️ https://t.co/M0vQTn6CCm https://t.co/dm3IOxRQ0e

Maxim Grishin's knockout of Mikhail Mokhnatkin is right up there with Nicholson's effort:

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Caught him with the right and put him OUT! #PFL6 https://t.co/IIScdkEroj

Emiliano Sordi wasn't too far behind when he earned a win over Bozigit Ataev:

#PFLmma @ProFightLeague

Revenge in a big way! @emilianosordi evens the score against Bozigit Ataev and earns 6 points with a vicious first round KO. #PFL6 https://t.co/oUmWqIUlCH

A highly anticipated heavyweight matchup between Denis Goltsov and Kelvin Tiller ended with the former winning after a successful choke attempt:

ESPN MMA @espnmma

Wrapping up @ProFightLeague on ESPN2 with a submission Dominant performance by @denisgoltsov #PFL6 https://t.co/CqyXuqyCuH

Valdrin Istrefi couldn't withstand Maxim Grishin's furious ground-and-pound:

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NASTY ground and pound by @Momuscle seals the victory #PFL6 @ProFightLeague LIVE NOW ▶️ https://t.co/w4KgImhtYY https://t.co/ZDLICAGunh

And Vinny Magalhaes got in the win column thanks to this armbar submission against Rakim Cleveland:

#PFLmma @ProFightLeague

Back to his winning ways with a first-round submission! @VinnyMMA earns 6 points. #PFL6 https://t.co/YXgCUNSyuq

The PFL postseason will begin for the light heavyweights and heavyweights on Oct. 31 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. PFL listed both brackets:

#PFLmma @ProFightLeague

Your light heavyweight bracket for the #PFLPlayoffs! https://t.co/gZZeDF2EkH

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Throwing down at heavyweight in the #PFLPlayoffs! https://t.co/ExdAtd2Ppp

The women's lightweight and men's welterweight postseason participants will begin their playoffs on Oct. 11, also in Las Vegas. Men's featherweights and middleweights will get their postseasons underway on Oct. 17 in Vegas.