The final event of the PFL Regular Season takes place tonight

The final event of the PFL Regular Season takes place tonight

Abdullah Ouazri|
July 01, 2022|

The PFL's time under the lights in Atlanta is coming to an end as they put on their final event before heading to cities like New York and London for the PFL Playoffs.\ PFL 6 will display the return of Kayla Harrison in its main event vs. Kaitlin Young and Rory MacDonald vs. Sadibou Sy in its co-main. Let's take a deeper dive into the main card match-ups.

Kayla Harrison vs. Kaitlin Young

Kayla Harrison (13-0) has been dominant since transitioning into the sport of MMA as an Olympic gold medalist in judo. She has not lost a single round, let alone fight, in her entire career. With finishes in 10 of her 13 pro fights, Kayla has shown the ability to end the fight however she pleases, having 5 submissions and 5 KO/TKO wins.

She will take on Kaitlin Young (12-12-1), a veteran of 25 mixed martial arts bouts. Young has experience fighting in many major MMA Leagues such as Invicta, RIZIN, and most recently, the PFL. She is in a must-win situation heading into this fight as she has lost her last 2 fights, most recently to Julia Budd, Kayla Harrison's original opponent.


Rory MacDonald vs. Sadibou Sy

Rory MacDonald (23-8-1) is a former UFC title challenger with a dangerous and well-rounded skill set. He has faced the best of the best throughout his career, having fought and defeated fighters like Demian Maia, Tyron Woodley, BJ Penn, and Nate Diaz. His last two wins have come by submission in the 1st round.

Sadibou Sy (10-6-2) will look to add Rory MacDonald to his highlight reel of finishes and put together 3 wins in his last 4. He is coming off of a decision win against Nikolay Aleksakhin, a strong veteran in his own right.

Ray Cooper III vs. Brett Cooper

Ray Cooper III has been there and done that in the PFL. He was the 2019 PFL Welterweight champion and has fought fighters such as Rory MacDonald, Magomed Magomedkerimov, and Chris Curtis. He lost his last fight in a massive upset against Carlos Leal. Cooper has never felt more motivated and plans to return to his winning ways.

His opponent will be Brett Cooper (28-16), a crafty veteran of the game that is looking to bounce back from a submission loss to Rory Macdonald earlier this year at PFL 3. His last win was an impressive TKO victory in the first round against Tyler Hill.


Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Dilano Taylor

Magomed Magomedkerimov (29-6) last competed against Ray Cooper III in a war that saw him nearly finish his opponent before Cooper rallied for a 3rd round TKO. It was a loss, but still an impressive performance until the end. He will now try to return to the win column against a surging prospect in the form of Dilano Taylor (9-1).

Taylor is riding an 8-fight win streak and will stop at nothing until he earns PFL gold. Stopping 4 opponents in his last 8, he is intent on earning a finish and inserting himself firmly in the talks as one of the best fighters under the PFL banner.

Jarrah Al-Silawi vs. Magomed Umalatov

Riding a 5-fight win streak with 3 TKO wins, Jarrah Al-Silawi (18-3) is a highly touted fighter with 2 wins already in the PFL. His first win was a 1st round finish, and his 2nd was a decision win over UFC veteran Gleison Tibau. He's looked impressive thus far, but so has his opponent.

If the name and record suggest anything, it's that Magomed Umalatov (11-0) is one to keep an eye on. Boasting 10 finishes in 11 wins, Umalatov has showcased a vast array of ways to end the fight, be it by knockout or slick submission. He will now face his toughest challenge yet and looks to pass it with flying colors.


Larissa Pacheco vs. Genah Fabian

Larissa Pacheco (16-4) is on the most impressive win streak of her career, riding a 3-fight KO streak, all in the first round. She has faced Kayla Harrison twice in the PFL and took her to a decision both times. Pacheco has found her rhythm, and it's shown, making her a dangerous KO threat in all situations.

Rebounding from a loss to Harrison, Genah scored a unanimous decision win over Julia Budd in her last outing. Standing at 6'0" tall, Genah is a tricky outing for anyone. She looks to make quick work of her opponent this Friday and reintroduce herself into the waters of the elite.

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