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PFL 9: LHW and LW tournament results and live discussion

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The second week of the first-ever Professional Fighters League playoffs are here. There are six weight classes where the winners of those eight-man tournaments will pocket $1 million, and the action continues tonight (Saturday, October 13th) from Long Beach, California.

PFL 9 is focused on the lightweights and light heavyweights. Atop the lightweight bracket is #1 seed Natan Schulte, who takes on #8 seed Johnny Case, brought in as an alternate after Brian Foster was removed due to injury. Light heavyweight’s top seed is Vinny Magalhaes, and he’ll be taking on Rakim Cleveland.

To make things more interesting, the quarterfinals and semifinals are on the same night, with the quarterfinals scheduled for two-rounds and the semifinals are three-rounds. In the event of a draw in the quarterfinals, the tiebreaker is whichever fighter won the first-round. Full tiebreaker rules can be seen here.

You can watch PFL 9 at 6:45 PM ET on Facebook Watch, where the bulk of the action is taking place, followed by the semifinal bouts on the NBC Sports Network main card at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. For an event preview, check out Victor Rodriguez’s write-up.

Light Heavyweight quarterfinals:

Vinny Magalhães def. Rakim Cleveland by submission (kimura) at 1:21 of round 1

Bozigit Ataev def. Emiliano Sordi by TKO (punches) at 1:43 of round 1

Sean O’Connell def. Dan Spohn by majority decision (19-19, 19-18, 19-18)

Smealinho Rama def. Maxim Grishin by first-round tiebreaker after fight ends in majority draw (20-18, 19-19, 19-19)

Light Heavyweight semifinals:

Vinny Magalhaes vs. Bozigit Ataev

Sean O’Connell def. Smealinho Rama by KO (punches) at 1:45 of round 1

Lightweight quarterfinals:

Natan Schulte def. Johnny Case by first-round tiebreaker after fight ends in majority draw (19-19 x2, 19-18)

Chris Wade def. Robert Watley by majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Islam Mamedov def. Thiago Tavares by unanimous decision (20-18 x3), withdraws due to illness

Rashid Magomedov def. Will Brooks by first-round tiebreaker after fight ends in unanimous draw (19-19 x3)

Lightweight semifinals:

Natan Schulte def. Chris Wade by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-2

Rashid Magomedov def. Thiago Tavares by TKO (punches) at 3:36 of round 2

Alternate bouts:

Brandon Halsey def. Ronny Markes by unanimous decision (20-18 x3) (Light Heavyweights)

Ramsey Nijem def. Yuki Kawana by unanimous decision (19-18 x3) (Lightweights)

Brackets:





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