PFL 2: Full results, standings and highlights

Will Brooks, PFL 2

Last night, the Professional Fighters League touched down in Chicago, Illinois with the second card of its inaugural season. This card featured light heavyweight and lightweight bouts.

In the main event, we saw former Bellator lightweight champ and UFC contender Will Brooks rebound from a three-fight skid, making a successful PFL debut with a 3-point decision defeat of Luiz Firmino.

Elsewhere on the card, former Olympian Kayla Harrison made a successful MMA debut with a first-round armbar, while WSOF and UFC veteran Brian Foster delivered a highlight reel stoppage of Ramsey Nijem, and other stars like Sean O’Connell and Vinny Magalhaes picked up big stoppage wins.

The evening also included a few officiating blunders, including one that saw Jason High lose by submission without actually being submitted (a la Kevin Lee vs. Michael Chiesa), and another where Thiago Tavares was essential TKO’d by a low blow.

Here are the full PFL 2 results, with highlights and point breakdowns for each bout.

Will Brooks (3 pts.) def. Luiz Firmino (0 pts.) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27).

Brian Foster (4 pts.) def. Ramsey Nijem (0 pts.) by TKO (strikes) at 0:23 of the third round.

Kayla Harrison def. Brittney Elkin by submission (armbar) at 3:18 of the first round.

Efrain Escudero (0 pts.—did not make weight) def. Jason High (0 pts.) by submission (guillotine choke) at 0:35 of the third round.

Sean O’Connell (5 pts.) def. Ronny Markes (0 pts.) by TKO (strikes) at 0:41 of the second round.

Brandon Halsey (4 pts.) def. Smealinho Rama (0 pts.) by TKO (referee stoppage) at 0:01 of the third round.

Islam Mamedov (3 pts.) def. Yuki Kawana (0 pts.) by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28).

Vinny Magalhaes (6 pts.) def. Jamie Abdallah (0 pts.) by submission (rear naked-choke) at 1:37 in the first round.

Rakim Cleveland (4 pts.) def. Rashid Yusupov (0 pts.) by TKO (referee stoppage) at 0:01 of the third round.

Maxim Grishin (6 pts.) def. Jason Butcher (0 pts.) by TKO (injury at 1:40 of the first round.

Robert Watley (5 pts.) def. Thiago Tavares (0 pts.) by TKO (referee stoppage) at 0:35 of the second round.

Natan Schulte (3 pts.) def. Chris Wade (0 pts.) by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28 and 30-26).

Dan Spohn (4 pts.) def. Bazigit Ataev (0 pts.) by TKO (referee stoppage due to strikes) at 4:31 of the third round.

Here are the PFL lightweight and light heavyweight standings after this first round.


After PFL 2, ho do you think wins the million-dollar prize in the PFL lightweight and light heavyweight divisions?

This article first appeared on on 6/22/2018.

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