The PFL’s Aug. 19 playoff event will feature the company’s top seeds squaring off to advance to the championship finals in December.
Kayla Harrison (10-0-0), 31, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and defending women’s lightweight champion, finished both of her previous opponents Marianna Morais and Cindy Dandois, yet did not capture the No. 1 playoff seed.
Fabian (4-1-0), 31, finished one of her two season bouts. She has the unenviable task of facing the heavily favoured Harrison.
The other half of the women’s lightweight semifinal bracket will have No. 1 seed and Season 2019 finalist Larissa Pacheo (15-4-0) and Taylor Guardado (2-1-0).
The heavyweight brackets will feature No. 1 seed Bruno Cappelozza (12-5-0) face No. 4 Jamelle Jones (11-6-0).
Denis Goltsov (27-6-0), who is seeded No. 2 will face Ante Delija (18-4-0).
The winners will advance to the championship final event in December for a chance to win the title along with $1 million USD.
The PFL playoff events, which take place Aug. 13 and Aug. 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, also feature non-playoff bouts and will be aired simulcast on ESPN and ESPN+.
The current official line-up for Aug. 19 is:
KAYLA HARRISON (10-0-0) VS. GENAH FABIAN (4-1-0)
BRUNO CAPPELOZZA (12-5-0) VS. JAMELLE JONES (11-6-0)
LARISSA PACHECCO (15-4-0) Larissa Pacheco VS. TAYLOR GUARDADO (2-1-0)
DENIS GOLTSOV (27-6-0) VS. ANTE DELIJA (18-4-0)
RENAN FERREIRA (7-2-0, 1NC) VS. STUART AUSTIN (15-6-0)
KAITLIN YOUNG (12-11-1) VS. MARINA MOKHNATKINA (5-2-0)
CARL SEUMANUTAFA (12-13-0) VS. MUHAMMED DEREESE (8-4-0)
MARIANA MORAIS (17-11-0) VS. ZAMZAGUL FAYZALLANOVA (6-1-0)
CYNTHIA VESCAN (0-0-0) VS. AMANDA LEVE (0-0-0)
TBD VS. TBD
The current card lineup for Aug. 13 is:
RAY COOPER III (22-7-1) VS. RORY MACDONALD (22-7-1)
MAGOMED MAFOMEDKERIMOV (27-6-0) VS. JOAO ZEFERINO (26-9-0)
CLAY COLLARD (20-8-0) VS. RAUSH MANFIO (13-3-0)
LOIK RADZHABOV (14-3-1) VS. ALEXANDER MARTINEZ (8-1-0)
NATAN SCHULTE (21-4-1) VS. OLIVER AUBIN-MERCIER (12-5-0)
SADIBOU SY (9-5-2) VS. GLEISON TIBAU (36-15-0)
DARREL HORCHER (14-4-0) VS. TBD
MAGOMED UMALATOV (10-0-0) VS. MICAH TERRILL (15-8-0)
KYRON BOWEN (9-6-0) VS. MICHAEL LOMBARDO (11-2-0)