PFL 9 Playoff Results – Light Heavyweight And Heavyweight Finals Decided

The PFL 9 Playoffs went down earlier today from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The playoffs also saw two heavyweights and two light heavyweights advance to the PFL finals on New Year’s Eve (Here are results from Playoffs 1).

The quarter-finals were two-round affairs, with the judges scoring the contest on the whole in case of a tie score. The semi-finals were three-round contests. The winners of the quarterfinals advanced to the semi-finals, and the finalists will face each other in December.

In the end, it was Ali Isaev and former UFC competitor Jared Rosholt that advanced to the finals in the heavyweight division, while Emiliano Sordi and Jordan Johnson advanced to the finals in the light heavyweight division at PFL 9. Here are the official results.

PFL 9 Main Card

Heavyweight Semifinal

Ali Isaev def. Denis Goltsov via TKO (punches) (R3, 4:59)

Heavyweight Semifinal

Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller* via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light Heavyweight Semifinal

Emiliano Sordi def. Bozigit Ataev via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 4:26)

Light Heavyweight Semifinal

Jordan Johnson def. Rashid Yusupov via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

*Francimar Barroso def. Alex Nicholson via unanimous decision (20-17, 19-18, 19-18)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Denis Goltsov def. Satoshi Ishii via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)


Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Jared Rosholt def. Muhammed Dereese via TKO (ground-and-pound) (R1, 3:41)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Ali Isaev def. Kelvin Tiller via unanimous decision (20-16, 20-17, 20-17)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Rashid Yusupov def. Vinny Magalhaes via KO (punches) (R1, 2:46)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Jordan Johnson vs. Maxim Grishin ends in a draw (Johnson advances on judges decision)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Bozigit Ataev vs. Viktor Nemkov ends in a draw (Ataev advances on judges decision)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Emiliano Sordi def. Sigi Pesaleli via TKO (punches) (R1, 1:13)

* Francimar Barroso was unable to continue as he was ruled to be in not healthy enough to compete. Alex Nicholson, who lost to Barroso in the quarterfinals was selected to replace Barroso in the semi-finals, but was also declared to be unhealthy to continue. Tiller eventually replaced Barroso and faced Jared Rosholt.

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