PFL 2 was an enormous evening for the promotions new signee Rory MacDonald.
The previous Bellator welterweight champion and UFC title challenger picked up a first-round submission victory over Curtis Millender in the primary occasion of Thursday’s combat card.
MacDonald obtained an early takedown and instantly took the again of Millender and locked in a choke to not solely give him the win, however he additionally picked up six factors within the PFL season standings.
Additionally incomes six factors within the 170 pound division was Ray Cooper III. Cooper defeated Jason Ponet within the opening spherical of their co-main occasion with out even touchdown a punch. Cooper picked up Ponet and slammed him exhausting to the canvas and from there he locked in a rear bare choke, which pressured Ponet to faucet out.
Following the primary card, the PFL held a post-fight press convention, which MyMMANews took half in. The fighters from the primary card took half within the press convention to debate their victories. You may watch the complete post-fight press convention within the video above.
A full record of PFL 2 outcomes are listed under:
Rory MacDonald defeated Curtis Millender by way of submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 1, 3:38 – Earned 6 factors in welterweight match standings Ray Cooper III defeated Jason Ponet by way of submission (arm-triangle choke) – Spherical 1, 1:23 – Earned 6 factors in welterweight match standings Joao Zeferino defeated Gleison Tibau by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Earned 3 factors in welterweight match standings Emiliano Sordi defeated Chris Camozzi by way of unanimous determination (29-28, 29-28, 28-27) – Earned 3 factors in gentle heavyweight match standings Antonio Carlos Junior defeated Tom Lawlor by way of submission (guillotine choke) – Spherical 1, 4:43 – Earned 6 factors in gentle heavyweight match standings Cezar Ferreira defeated Nick Roehrick by way of KO – Spherical 1, 0:37 – Earned 6 factors in gentle heavyweight match standings Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin dominated no-contest – Spherical 2, 1:56 (Aleksakhin couldn’t proceed after unintended eye poke) – Each males earned 1 level in welterweight match standings Marthin Hamlet defeated Dan Spohn by way of submission (arm-triangle choke) – Spherical 2, 0:52 – Earns 5 factors in gentle heavyweight match standings