Friday night at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City, the PFL will announce Season 10 champions across six weight divisions. This final will earn the winning fighters a cash prize of $1 million.
Undefeated two-time champion Kayla Harrison, currently ranked 8th in the Sportzshala rankings pound for poundwill head to the third season in the main event, where he will face Larisa Pacheco, who has knocked out in the first round in all three fights in 2022.
Follow the action all night as Sportzshala’s Jeff Wagenheim wraps things up.
There is a fight:
Men’s Featherweight: Marlon Moraes vs. Sheimon Moraes
PFL 10 Final Results
Men’s Lightweight: Nathan Schulte, def. Jeremy Stevens via second round submission
Schulte finished off Stevens in the second round with an arm triangle submission that would soon come from New York.
Catchweight (175 lbs): Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision
The fighters hugged in the center of the cage at the start, which was about as close as they could get for three rounds. Tibau’s takedown defense kept Magomedkerimov from him, but the Brazilian attacked little, losing all three rounds on all three cards.
Magomedkerimov, the 2018 PFL welterweight champion, stalked his opponent for almost the entire 15 minutes and landed with frequency, but while he landed punches to Tibau’s face, he never really got him into serious trouble.
Magomedkerimov was not only the champion of last year, but also reached the final of last year. But the 32-year-old Dagestani has seen his NFL participation stalled due to chronic visa issues. He competed only once this season, knocking out Dilano Taylor in the second round to advance to the playoff final.
Tibau, 39, from Brazil has lost two matches in a row.
Women’s flyweight: Dakota Dicheva vs. Katherine Corogenes via KO in the first round
Dicheva scored her second first-round knockout in the PFL and showed a more versatile arsenal of skills.
She moved in to strike, and Korogenes closed the distance, hoping to take the fight to the canvas. But Dicheva, a 24-year-old Englishwoman, withstood the clinch, landing with her knees on the body. And when she had space, Dicheva landed a series of punches, punctuated by a right hand that brought her a knockout at 4:20.
“I woke up this morning,” Dicheva said, “and every single day I choose violence.”
Corogenes, who has a typical Ivy League Ph.D. MMA experience, is a 33-year-old from Philadelphia. She drops to 3-1.
Men’s Lightweight (Amateur): Biaggio Ali Walsh def. Tom Gresser KO in the first round
Ali Walsh, the grandson of “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, started the evening very well, hitting Gresser with blow after blow, bled him, and then dropped him to the finish line just 45 seconds later.
Ali Walsh was busy from the start, throwing 25 punches and kicks in a short bout and landing 20. He looked cool for an amateur who is now 2-1.
Along with his consummate rival Ali, Walsh had to face the pressure of being the grandson of a legend. “Pressure, it will be there,” he said. “But I talk to myself a lot, meditate, visualize. There are certain things I do to deal with this pressure. It will always be there, and I think I handled it pretty well.”
PFL Finals Fight Card
Women’s Lightweight: Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco
Men’s Featherweight: Brendan Loughnane vs. Bubba Jenkins
Heavyweight: Ante Delia vs. Matthew Scheffel
Women’s Featherweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Julia Budd
Men’s Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Stevie Ray
Welterweight: Sadibu C vs. Dilano Taylor
Light Heavyweight: Robert Wilkinson vs. Omari Akhmedov