Professional Fighters League
The Professional Fighters League kicked off their playoffs with four mostly uneventful bouts Friday from Hollywood, Florida. Though the PFL's format rewards fighters who finish their opponents in regular season bouts with extra points in the standings, there are no such inducements in the postseason. And with a $1 million prize on the line for winning your division, fighters seemed less inclined to take chances now that they're in the playoffs.

The evening's main event saw defending PFL welterweight champion Ray Cooper III take down and control UFC and Bellator veteran Rory MacDonald for three rounds to win an easy unanimous decision. He'll face 2018 champion Magomed Magomedkerimov, who also won a unanimous decision by taking down and controlling Sadibou Sy for three rounds, in the finals. The lightweights saw Loik Radzhabov and Alex Martinez engage in a lively, fast-paced grappling battle with Radzhabov coming out on top by decision. In the finals he'll meet Raush Manfio who took a controversial decision over Clay Collard. Collard seemed to win the first two rounds only to have all three judges go against him.

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