当地时间2023年2月10日PFL Challenger Series 2023第3周比赛中美国佛罗里达州奥兰多举办。
Week 3 is going to be
1⃣ PFL Contract on The Line
1⃣Heavyweight starts their million dollar journey文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
[ #PFLonFubo | Heavyweights | Fri, Feb 10th | 9pm ET]文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
PFL Challenger Series 2023 Quick Card
Danilo Marques vs. Ras Hylton文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Vitor Resende vs. Isaiah Pinson文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Abraham Bably vs. Hassan Graham文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Louie Sutherland vs. Alton Meeks文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
2023年PFL挑战者系列赛将于1月27日至3月17日开始，在佛罗里达州奥兰多的佛罗里达环球影城（Universal Studios Florida）外景地举行，官方公布了2月10日举行的重量级比赛阵容。1月27日进行的是男子次中量级对决，2月3日进行的是女子羽量级对决。文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Louie Sutherland gets redemption in the SmartCage with an emphatic TKO
It’s Friday night and that means we’re back for another edition of the PFL Challenger Series! Eight fighters compete for one PFL contract and tonight the Heavyweights are in action. We begin with Scotland’s Louie Sutherland taking on Alton Meeks. Sutherland made his PFL debut against Abraham Bably last year, dropping a close decision for his first career loss after finishing his first four career bouts in the first round. Meeks meanwhile was an Olympic wrestling hopeful but transitioned to MMA after a major back injury. Meeks only career loss came on Dana White’s Contender Series to Yorgan De Castro (who is main eventing PFL 2 this year against reigning champ Ante Delija).文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
The bell rings and Week 3 of the PFL Challenger Series is underway. Meeks comes out gunning early but Sutherland does a good job of staying out of range. Sutherland doesn’t have long however as Meeks uses the missed hooks to change levels and blast a double leg takedown.文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Sutherland quickly gets back to his feet but Meeks executes a picturesque mat return and lands in top half guard with a full four minutes to work. Meeks is staying heavy on top and peppering ground and pound before Sutherland manages to work back to his feet once again.文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
And again, it’s up and straight back down for Sutherland as Meeks lands 2 heavy suplexes. Meeks will need to be careful to ration his energy however as he’s using a lot of very high output techniques early.文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Halfway through the round, Meeks is on the back and throwing knees at the butt and thigh of Sutherland as Sutherland tries to build back to his feet. Meeks is staying busy with those knees but Sutherland is eventually able to get back to his feet again, however Meeks very smoothly transitions to a single leg. This time Sutherland is able to fight off the takedown attempt and reset, firing a big looping right hand with a flurry behind it that doesn’t land flush but would surely terrify anyone with a brain.文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
Sutherland is picking up steam now, landing two big knees to the head of Meeks before beginning to work the body with some kicks. Sutherland lands a nice inside leg kick that briefly takes Meeks off his feet as the round winds down, and we’ll finish on the feet with Sutherland picking up momentum.文章源自武享吧-https://www.hula8.net/article/55631.html
The second round begins and this time Sutherland seems to be in control, claiming the center of the SmartCage and starting to find his range with some low kicks and hooks. Meeks is beginning to drop his hands and may have emptied the tank a bit with all those suplexes.
Sutherland lands an overhand right followed by a nice kick to the body and there’s a big knee up top behind it! Meeks is hurt badly, collapsing and turtling up as Sutherland rains down hammerfists until the referee decides he’s seen enough! What a finishing sequence!
Louie Sutherland redeems himself in the SmartCage with a huge come from behind TKO!
Louie Sutherland def. Alton Meeks via 2nd Round TKO (Knee to hammerfists, 1:25)
Abraham Bably makes his case for a PFL contract by absolutely mauling Hassan Graham
In our second bout of the evening, two undefeated heavyweight prospects clash with a PFL contract on the line! Abraham Bably won his PFL debut last August in his hometown of London. Bably is adamant that he fights not just for himself, but for people around the world like him who grew up without opportunity and chances for upward mobility. A Brooklyn native, Hassan Graham earned his college degree on the back of a football scholarship before transitioning to MMA. If there was ever any question about Graham’s heart, he once crashed his car in a snowstorm on the way to a fight and still made it two full hours to the fight and back in a car that was later declared totaled.
The fighters touch gloves and we are off as Bably opens with a heavy low kick. Both fighters probe to find the range and Bably lands another heavy outside leg kick before throwing a left hook and changing levels, driving directly through Graham for the takedown.
Graham however does an excellent job using the whizzer to create the leverage he needed to get back to his feet and now Bably is grinding Graham out along the SmartCage, throwing a heavy knee to the midsection of Graham.
Bably attempts a takedown but can’t finish, quickly pummeling for double underhooks and driving Graham into the fence before finishing the takedown. Bably lands two HEAVY right hands to a grounded Graham before smoothly taking the back and transitioning to mount halfway through the round.
With half a round to go, Graham is in trouble here as Bably rains down punches from the full mount. Graham grabs a bodylock and is holding on for dear life to avoid taking damage, but Bably is able to posture up and resume doing damage.
With 90 seconds to go, Bably really opens up and lands a flurry of massive punches as the referee takes a close look. Bably flattens Graham out and again goes to work with the ground and pound and the referee has seen enough! Abraham Bably gets the first round finish!
Abraham Bably proves his PFL debut was no fluke and puts an absolute clobbering on Hassan Graham!
Abraham Bably def. Hassan Graham via 1st Round TKO (Punches, 3:56)
Isaiah Pinson pulls off a stunning upset in his second professional fight
As we keep the action going from Orlando, another pair of undefeated Heavyweights enter the SmartCage in hopes of securing themselves a PFL contract. Confirmed big strong guy Victor Resende will become the tallest fighter to ever compete under the PFL banner at a staggering 6’9”. Resende boasts a 100% career finish rate and has never had a pro bout enter the third round. A freak of nature in his own right, Isaiah Pinson was an All-American football player at The Citadel before eventually making the jump to MMA, and he looks to slay a giant and earn himself a PFL contract tonight.
We are underway and the size difference could not be more apparent despite the fact that Pinson is 6’4”. Resende is using the range well early, fighting behind his jab and landing some nice long knees as we get going here.
Pinson is really struggling to find his range and get in the pocket as Resende just keeps him at bay with the jab and knees up the middle through the wide guard of Pinson. Pinson lands a nice overhand right followed by an inside leg kick and it seems Pinson is finding the range a little bit now as he pressures Resende into the fence and keeps firing heavy outside low kicks.
Resende goes back to his one-two which has easily been his best combination of the fight three minutes into round 1. Pinson explodes with a big flurry punctuated by an uppercut as Resende fires back with a one-two and a low kick. Pinson is doing a good job of making Resende fight his fight so far as he keeps the pressure on and forces Resende to fight off his back foot as Resende lands a nice right uppercut that Pinson answers with an overhand.
Both men are doing great jobs of throwing combinations and not single strikes and mixing things up, seamlessly blending punches, bodywork, and low kicks as Pinson lands a heavy outside calf kick that staggers Resende briefly.
Resende appeared to have some trouble getting off the stool to begin round 2 as those Pinson low kicks may be taking their toll. Pinson seems to be landing at will now, landing a big left hook with a knee to the ribs behind it and forcing Resende to shoot to get out of danger.
Pinson fights off the takedown attempt with ease and resets as the fighters now pummel for position in the clinch before getting back to the center of the SmartCage as Resende lands a nice straight right and Pinson answers with a right hand to the body.
Oh! Pinson sweeps Resende right off his feet with another heavy low kick and elects to let the ref stand him up, confident in his ability on the feet at this point. Rightfully so apparently as Pinson lands a massive straight right and follows it up with two more! Resende might be hurt badly here as Pinson swarms and keeps the pressure on.
Resende manages to break and recover briefly but his movement looks very labored at this point. Resende perhaps gets away with an eye poke as Pinson again looks to apply pressure with 90 seconds to go in the round. Wisely, Resende clinches and drives Pinson back into the fence, likely just looking to catch his breath.
Again Pinson lands a big right on the chin and follows it up with some nice body work with a minute remaining in the round. Resende is bleeding badly from his right eye now as Pinson surgically picks him apart as the round winds down.
Wow, it appeared Resende caught Pinson in the body, briefly causing him to double over but the referee calls it a low blow, briefly pausing the action before the end of the round.
The corner of Resende believes they had Pinson hurt at the end of the second round as the referee has the doctor check the right eye of Resende. The round opens with more of the same as Pinson lands two massive liver kicks, dropping Resende for a moment!
Resende however recovers but Pinson is still keeping the pressure on, beautifully mixing up hooks and overhands with body work before Resende lands a nice combination of his own, punctuated by a big knee to the body and a successful takedown.
Resende is able to pass to side control and settle in with three minutes remaining in the round. Resende continues working to improve position, attempting to take the back but he makes a mistake! Resende gets too high and allows Pinson to slip right out the back door, where Pinson chooses to stand back up rather than take advantage of his newfound top position.
With two minutes remaining in the fight, Resende seems to be finding a bit of a second wind, landing some nice kicks to the body of Pinson. With 90 seconds to go both men are swinging and landing but it feels like it may just be too little too late for Resende who entered this fight as a heavy favorite. As the round winds down, Pinson is looking to put an exclamation point on this fight, landing a flurry of big straight right hands and body shots as he continues throwing and fighting straight through the final bell.
Isaiah Pinson pulls off a massive upset, defeating Vitor Resende on the back of his powerful right hand.
Isaiah Pinson def. Vitor Resende via UD (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Danilo Marques puts Ras Hylton to sleep with a nasty choke
It’s main event time already here at the PFL Challenger Series. UFC veteran Danilo Marques meets Bellator veteran Ras Hylton in our final bout of the evening as both men look to punch their ticket to the PFL Regular Season and beyond. While Marques is 37 years old, he’s “fight young” after only beginning to train in MMA at the age of 25, so there’s plenty of gas left in the tank. Ras meanwhile is no stranger to adversity after losing a brother at 10 years old. Ras credits MMA for his success in life, acknowledging the amount it has helped him through personal adversity.
Our main event of the evening is officially underway as the big boys begin to feel each other out. After a brief range finding period, Marques shoots for the first takedown of the bout, however he is rebuffed by Hylton and unable to finish.
Again Marques shoots and again Hylton is able to keep the fight on the feet. Neither man has landed a tremendous amount of offense yet and the low kick for Hylton seems to be the most effective strike of the bout early.
Marques attempts to go high with a kick but Hylton catches it and sweeps him, but Marques quickly pops back to his feet and gets back on the offensive, looking to establish his jab and build his offense from there.
With about 40 seconds remaining in the round, Hylton catches Marques on the cup badly with a kick and we’ll have a break in the action to allow Marques to recover.
The ref gives Hylton a stern warning and we’re back to the action with Hylton pumping out his jab and Marques returning fire with a nice body roundhouse before Marques lands a big overhand right that staggers Hylton.
Marques blasts Hylton with another right hand before taking him down with only 10 seconds remaining and unloading ground and pound until the end of the round.
After a strong finish to the round for Marques, we’ll see if he comes out aggressive and looking to finish quickly. It’s Hylton coming forward but Marques lands the first big strike of the round, slipping off to his right and hitting a Mayweather-esque pull counter.
Bizarrely, Hylton throws the exact same blow that he caught Marques with below the belt in round 1 and once again he catches Marques on the cup. This time, the referee decides to take a point as Marques recovers.
After a brief break in the action, we resume as Hylton marches forward but can’t land anything. Marques returns fire with a heavy outside leg kick that draws a reaction from Hylton before landing that same overhand right he has had success with all night.
Marques gets in deep on a single and just dumps Hylton to the mat, taking the back with very little resistance and almost three minutes to work. Marques begins attacking a rear naked choke and while he doesn’t quite have the angle, through pure will, strength, and squeeze he puts Hylton out cold! What a finish!
Danilo Marques earns his seventh career submission victory to give himself a chance at a PFL contract.
Danilo Marques def. Ras Hylton via 2nd Round Submission (Rear Naked Choke, 2:33)