PFL · Thu (8/19) @ 8:00 pm ET
|Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Hollyood, FL|
The PFL 1 Playoffs fight card is announced and below. The venue for this event is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Davie, Florida. All odds are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook who has released odds for each main card fight.
The winner of these fights gets themselves one step closer to the $1 million in prize money that would be life-changing for any of these fighters. Rory McDonald is the favorite in the main event as he goes against Ray Cooper who is the defending PFL champion at the welterweight division.
PFL Playoffs 1 Main Card:
ESPN2 9 PM EST
- Ray Cooper III (+150) vs. Rory MacDonald (-170)
- Magomed Magomedkerimov (-310) vs. Joao Zeferino (+245)
- Clay Collard (-120) vs. Raush Manfio (+100)
- Loik Radzhabov (-190) vs. Alexander Martinez (+160)
PFL Playoffs Prelim Fight Card
ESPN+ 5:30 PM EST
- Natan Schulte vs. Oliver Aubin-Mercier
- Sadibou Sy vs. Gleison Tibau
- Nikolai Aleksakhin vs. Brett Cooper
- Darrell Horcher vs. TBA
- Magomed Umalatov vs. Micah Terrill
- Kyron Bowen vs. Michael Lombardo
PFL Fight Card Analysis
It is semi-surprising to see Rory McDonald as such a big favorite in this huge playoff fight. Rory McDonald lost a shocking split-decision fight against Gleison Tibau. Tibau is also fighting on this card and while he is not a part of the playoffs, this figures to be a huge fight for him if he is to remain on the roster. It is also worth noting that Ray Cooper is the defending champion at 170-lbs so Rory McDonald has a tough matchup coming his way.
Clay Collard is getting plenty of respect in his fight against Raush Manfio as a favorite. Collard introduced Anthony Pettis to the PFL as a +400 underdog and defied the odds coming up with a victory. It will be extremely interesting to see if Collard ends as a favorite, I would expect Manfio to give Collard everything he can handle and more.