The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, hosts the first event of the 2018 PFL playoffs, featuring Heavyweights & Featherweights.
PFL 8 will feature the the quarterfinals & semifinals for the Heavyweight & Featherweight divisions. The quarterfinals are scheduled for 2-5 minute rounds, while the semifinals are your traditional 3-5 minutes rounds.
Tuerxun Jumabieke is replacing Timur Valiev in facing Alexandre de Almeida & Caio Alencar is replacing Valdrin Istrefi in a meeting with Phillipe Lins. MO De’Reese vs. Mike Kyle will serve as a alternate (A) bout in the Heavyweight division. Earning 12 points each during the regular season, Francimar Barroso at Heavyweight & Steven Siler at Featherweight enter the playoffs as their divisions number one seeds. In case of a draw the winner of the first round of said fight advances.
NBCSN Main Card
HW Semi 1: Josh Copeland def. Alex Nichlson by KO (overhand right) 1:27 R1
FW Semi 2: Steven Siler def. Alexandre de Almeida by DQ (kicked in the head while down) R2
HW Semi 2: Philipe Lins def. Jared Rosholt by TKO (punches) 0:45 R2
FW Semi 1: Lance Palmer def. Andre Harrison by (30-27, 29-28 x2) unanimous decision
HW: Josh Copeland def. Francimar Barroso by (19-19 x3) Draw
FW: Steven Siler def. Nazareno Malegarie by (20-18, 19-19 x2) majority draw
HW: Alex Nicholson def. Jack May by TKO (strikes) 2:03 R1
FW: Alexandre de Almeida def. Tuerxun Jumabieke by (19-19, 20-18 x2) majority decision
HW: Philipe Lins def. Caio Alencar by submission (guillotine choke) 0:58 R1
FW: Andre Harrison def. Alexandre Bezerra by (19-19, 20-18 x2) majority decision
HW: Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller by (20-18 x3) unanimous decision
FW: Lance Palmer def. Max Coga by (20-18 x3) unanimous decision
HW(A): MO De’Reese def. Mike Kyle by verbal submission (strikes) 2:38 R1
PFL 11, the finals of the 2018 season, taking place on December 31 new years eve, from New York. The Featherweight Final will see number 2 seed Lance Palmer vs. number 1 seed Steven Siler. In the Heavyweight Finals number 3 seed Philipe Lins meets number 8 seed Josh Copeland.