2024 PFL Playoffs Set for Featherweight, Welterweight Brackets

Brendan Loughnane came into the 2024 PFL Regular Season 6 card having already secured a Professional Fighters League featherweight playoff spot, but that didn't stop him from putting on a show against Justin Gonzales.

A clear striking advantage was on display from the very beginning as Loughnane (28-5) was able to find his distance and regularly clip Gonzales (14-5). In clear control, Gonzales would get a nasty cut on his forehead in the second round from a knee to the head. After the doctor looked at the laceration, the fight was called off at 3:34 of Round 2.

Loughnane will be the No. 1 seed in the featherweight playoffs and will face Kai Kamaka III.

Storley Outwrestles Poclit

The final welterweight fight of the night saw Logan Storley take on Luca Poclit in the co-main event.

Poclit (10-1) wasted no time getting Storley (15-3) to the floor, but neither man could get a finish, and their playoff hopes were dashed once the first five minutes expired. The American would find more success in the second frame as he was able to get on top and control his opponent on the ground. Poclit would threaten with a bulldog choke in the final round, but it wound up being Storley who had more energy left.

After 15 minutes of action, the judges awarded Storley the win with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 in his favor.

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Umalatov Retires Ward

Brennan Ward needed an early finish against Magomed Umalatov to advance to the PFL playoffs and came out swinging as a result.

Despite the heavy leather being thrown by Ward (17-9), the undefeated Umalatov (16-0) was able to get a takedown and get the fight to the ground. Once on the floor, the Russian secured an anaconda choke. Once it got sunk in, Ward had no choice but to tap at 3:43 of Round 1.

With the win, the undefeated welterweight advanced to the playoffs with 9 points and will go up against Don Madge. Meanwhile, Ward hung up his gloves after the loss and retired.

Overweight Braga Beats Injured Jenkins

Gabriel Braga came into the fight against Bubba Jenkins nearly five pounds heavy, but he came out on top against the wrestler.

Jenkins (21-9) immediately used his grappling advantage by taking the Brazilian down in Round 1. However, Braga (14-1) came out firing in the second round, and during a takedown attempt in the second frame, Jenkins appeared to injure his elbow. Braga took advantage of the situation by unloading with punches and picked up the TKO win.

Gaining five points for the finish, Braga advanced to the featherweight playoffs with 11 points and will face Timur Khizriev.

2024 PFL 6 Prelim Results:

In the featured prelim, Lorenz Larkin crumbled Alan Dominguez with punches and a knee to the body to get a TKO at 4:46 of Round 1; Shamil Musaev knocked out Murad Ramazanov with a beautiful left hook at 1:41 of Round 2 to clinch a welterweight playoff spot and the two will rematch in the semifinals; Kai Kamaka III outworked Pedro Carvalho to a unanimous decision win with scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 in his favor; Andrey Koreshkov took a unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27) over Goiti Yamauchi after 15 minutes of action; Timur Khizriev dominated an overmatched Enrique Barzola to three 30-27 scorecards; Neiman Gracie controlled Don Madge on the ground for three rounds to get a unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); and Tyler Diamond won a unanimous decision over Brett Johns in the opener with three 29-28 scorecards.


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