NEW YORK – The Skilled Fighters League (PFL), the quickest rising and most progressive sports activities league, as we speak introduced that MMA icon and multiple-time world champion Fabricio Werdum has withdrawn from his scheduled bout with Brandon Sayles at PFL 6 on June 25. The Brazilian legend was not capable of get medical clearance to compete. Mohammed Usman, brother of UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, may even miss his second bout of the yr as a result of harm. He was slated to face off with Denis Goltsov.
Werdum appeared to have submitted his first spherical opponent Renan Ferreira after locking up a triangle choke within the first spherical of their heavyweight tilt. Ferreira, who appeared to have tapped out, continued to punch away at Werdum till the referee stepped in, calling it a TKO victory for Ferreira. Werdum instantly started to plead his case for the missed faucet. After reviewing all of the proof the New Jersey Athletic Management Board overturned the combat and referred to as it a no-decision. Werdum and Ferreira, in keeping with PFL guidelines, have been each awarded 1 level within the PFL standings.
Usman fought a tricky back-and-forth affair with longtime Military Combatives Teacher Brandon Sayles. “The Motor” battled valiantly however got here up quick when Sayles rendered him unconscious within the second spherical through rear bare choke.
Goltsov will now match up with Sayles in a battle of heavy hitters. Goltsov is coming off a six-point first spherical stoppage over Muhammed DeReese that put the 2019 semifinalist in second place heading to the second half of the season. Each males have the prospect to safe a high seed with a convincing win at PFL 6.
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