PFL 5 full results, highlights and standings: Brooks, Magalhaes, Schulte among winners

PFL 5
PFL 5 from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY

Last night, The Professional Fighters League (PFL) took over the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York with the action-packed PFL 5.

This card featured bouts in the lightweight in light heavyweight divisions, as talented fighters battled to cement their places in the PFL post-season, and edge closer to each division’s million-dollar prize.

As has become the norm for PFL cards, PFL 5 was littered with wild finishes. Highlights this time around came courtesy of surging Brazilian star Natan Schulte, who lulled Jason High to sleep in the first round in the main event, UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes, who tapped former Bellator champion Brandon Halsey in the co-main event, and UFC veteran Chris Wade, who tapped Japan’s Yuki Kawana in the first. The card also featured big wins from former Bellator champion Will Brooks, rising Russian Maxim Grishin, and UFC veteran Thiago Tavares.

Here are the full PFL 5 results, along with some of the card’s highlights.

Natan Schulte def. Jason High by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:18 R1

Vinny Magalhaes def. Brandon Halsey by TKO (strikes) at 1:34 R1

Will Brooks def. Robert Watley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27) 

Maxim Grishim def. Rakim Cleveland by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:03 R2

Rashid Magomedov def. Luiz Firmino by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 29-28) 

Chris Wade def. Yuki Kawana by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:24 R1 

Dan Spohn def. Artur Alibulatov by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27 and 29-27)*

Thiago Tavares def. Arthur Estrazulas by split-decision (29-28, 28-29 and 29-28) 

*The fight went to the score cards after the cageside physician stopped the bout after an illegal groin strike. It was the second low blow and one point was deducted before the cards were tallied. 

Here are the official lightweight and light heavyweight standings after PFL 5. Several fighters were not able to compete on this card due to medical suspensions. These fighters will battle for playoff spots at PFL 7.

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

PFL Standings

PFL lightweight standings, PFL 5 PFL light heavyweight standings, PFL 5

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 8/3/2018.