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PFL 2019: Welterweight, women’s lightweight tournament results and discussion

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Tonight (Friday, October 11th) from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas sees, the welterweights and women’s lightweights take center stage, as we’ve reached the playoff portion of season 2 of the Professional Fighters League.

The welterweights will have to fight twice in one night, with winners of the quarterfinals needing to win again in the semifinals to reach the $1 million tournament final. Glaico Franca is the tournament #1 seed at welterweight, while last season’s champion Ray Cooper III is the #6 seed.

As for the women’s lightweights, it’s just four competitors, with Kayla Harrison taking on late replacement Bobbi Jo Dalziel. The winner of that bout will take on the winner of Sarah Kaufman vs. Larissa Pacheco, and expectation is that we’ll get Harrison vs. Kaufman in the final.

One important thing to note for the quarterfinal tiebreakers is no longer based on who won round one. There’s a much more sensible process this time around.

You can watch tonight’s PFL card at 8 PM ET on ESPN+, with main card action starting on ESPN2 at 10 PM ET. International viewers can look here to find their ways to watch.

Here’s the fight lineup:

Main Card (10 PM ET, ESPN2)

Franca/Fialho winner vs. Howard/Michaud winner

Magomedkerimov/Curtis winner vs. Sy/Cooper III winner

Kayla Harrison vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel – Women’s lightweight semifinal

Sarah Kaufman vs. Larissa Pacheco – Women’s lightweight semifinal

John Howard vs. David Michaud – Welterweight quarterfinal

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Chris Curtis – Welterweight quarterfinal

Preliminary Card (8 PM ET, ESPN+)

Glaico Franca vs. Andre Fialho – Welterweight quarterfinal

Sadibou Sy vs. Ray Cooper III – Welterweight quarterfinal

Nikolay Aleksakhin vs. Jesse Ronson – Welterweight tournament alternate

Brendan Loughnane vs. Matt Wagy – Featherweight

PFL 2019 #7 starts Friday night with the prelims at 8:00pm EST on ESPN+, with the main card moving to ESPN 2 at 10 PM ET.

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