Loughnane Atop 2024 PFL Featherweight Standings After First Round TKO

Exploring the 2024 PFL Global Season’s Midway Climax: Intense Battles in Chicago

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) electrified the MMA world again with its third event of the 2024 Global Season at Wintrust Arena, Chicago. This event marked the halfway point with twelve intense fights showcasing talents in the Welterweight and Featherweight divisions.

Brendan Loughnane, hailing from Manchester and the 2022 PFL Featherweight Champion, stormed the SmartCage and achieved a 1st round TKO against Pedro Carvalho. This win not only added six points to his tally in the standings but also marked his 15th career knockout, edging him closer to another playoff opportunity.

The headline fight saw Andrey Koreshkov and Magomed Umalatov clash in a tactically rich Welterweight bout. Umalatov’s strategy prevailed, earning him a unanimous decision win and maintaining his unbeaten streak.

In another fierce encounter, Shamil Musaev overpowered Logan Storley with a knockout in the second round, enhancing his undefeated record and adding five points to his score in the division.

Gabrial Braga, the 2023 Featherweight runner-up, delivered a poignant victory by knocking out Justin Gonzalez in the first round, a triumph he dedicated to his late father.

PFL CEO Peter Murray and Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations, both praised the night’s high-energy fights and highlighted the unique seasonal format of the PFL, which intensifies the competition and excitement for fans globally.

Additional memorable fights included Goiti Yamauchi’s unanimous decision over Neiman Gracie, Kai Kamaka’s decision victory against Bubba Jenkins, and Adam Borics’ win over Enrique Barzola, each adding to their respective points in the standings.

The night also featured standout performances by Timur Khizriev, Murad Ramazanov, and Don Madge, each securing victories in their bouts through strategic prowess and physical dominance.

The PFL continues to captivate a global audience with its distinctive format, streaming live on ESPN in the U.S., DAZN in Canada and Europe, and reaching fans in over 150 countries through various sports platforms.


PFL Chicago Main Card Results:
Magomed Umalatov (15-0) def. Andrey Koreshkov (27-5) Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brendan Loughnane (27-5) def. Pedro Carvalho (13-8) 1st Round TKO (1:26)
Shamil Musaev (16-0-1) def. Logan Storley (15-2) 2nd Round KO (0:27)
Gabriel Braga (13-1) def. Justin Gonzales (14-4) 1st Round KO (4:59)
Goiti Yamauchi (29-6) def. Neiman Gracie (12-5) Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Kai Kamaka (13-5-1) def. Bubba Jenkins (21-8) Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Early Card Results:
Adam Borics (18-2) def. Enrique Barzola (20-7-2) Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28 x3)
Timur Khizriev (15-0) def. Brett Johns (20-4) Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Murad Ramazanov (12-0, 1 NC) def. Laureano Staropoli (13-6) 1st Round Submission
Don Madge (11-4-1) def. Brennan Ward (17-8) 1st Round Submission
Tyler Diamond (13-3) def. Otto Rodrigues (14-2) Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Thad Jean (7-0) def. Romain Debienne (10-5) 1st round KO (2:07)

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