PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE FINAL PLAYOFF EVENT IS OFFICIAL AS ALL 18 FIGHTERS MAKE WEIGHT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Professional Fighters League (PFL) finalized their final 2018 Playoff event when all 18 athletes made weight Friday for Saturday’s 12-bout slate. PFL10 features middleweight and welterweight fighters competing for a spot in the 2018 PFL Championship to be held on New Year’s Eve at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Before they punch their ticket to the final, fighters will have to fight twice and win twice to earn their spot.

Top-seeds Abus Magomedov (middleweight) and Ray Cooper III (welterweight) both hit their marks, coming in at 185.4 and 170.4 pounds respectively. Magomedov will face off with the eight-seed Gasan Umalatov (186) who is his former training partner. Welterweight eight-seed Jake Shields (170) will rematch Cooper. The two locked horns as PFL3 in July and Cooper came out victorious with a second round TKO.

“This is it, we’re almost set for the 2018 Championship,” said Ray Sefo, PFL President of Fighting Operations. “All 12 fighters who make the finals will have had to win two fights in one night to get there. It is a true test of these guys hearts and now they get to fight for $1 million and the PFL title.”
PFL10 will be held at the new Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C. and the first fight will be at 7:15 p.m. local time. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at TicketMaster.com as well as PFLmma.com.

Official Weights:

Abus Magomedov — 185.4
Gasan Umalatov — 186
Ray Cooper III — 170.4
Jake Shields — 170
Bruno Santos — 185.2
Sadibou Sy — 185.4
Rick Story — 170.8
Handeson Ferreira — 169
John Howard — 184.6
Eddie Gordon — 185.6
Magomed Magomedkerimov — 170.6
Pavlo Kusch — 169.6
Louis Taylor — 185.6
Rex Harris — 185.2
Bojan Velickovic — 170.6
Abubakar Nurmagomedov — 170.4

Alternates:

Artur Alibulatov — 185.6
Leandro Silva — 170.2