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PFL 3 Recap: Undefeated Magomed Umalatov Dominates, Brendan Loughnane Scores Quick Win


Undefeated Magomed Umalatov
Magomed Umalatov

PFL 3 brought electrifying action to the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, showcasing impressive performances and notable victories. Among the highlights of the night, Magomed Umalatov maintained his undefeated streak, while Brendan Loughnane made a triumphant return to the win column with a rapid finish.


In the main event, Magomed Umalatov demonstrated his prowess against Andrey Koreshkov, a former Bellator welterweight champion. Umalatov's blend of grappling skills and powerful striking overwhelmed Koreshkov, leading to a decisive unanimous decision victory. This win solidifies Umalatov's position as a force to be reckoned with in the PFL welterweight division.


Meanwhile, Brendan Loughnane delivered a lightning-fast finish in the co-main event, dispatching Pedro Carvalho in just 86 seconds of the first round. Loughnane's precision striking and relentless pressure proved too much for Carvalho, earning him a well-deserved victory and signaling his return to form.


The welterweight bouts also delivered thrilling moments, with Shamil Musaev showcasing his knockout power by stopping Logan Storley in the second round with a barrage of strikes. Additionally, Gabriel Braga's buzzer-beater knockout against Justin Gonzales added excitement to the night, highlighting the unpredictable nature of MMA.


In a closely contested matchup, Goiti Yamauchi secured a unanimous decision victory over Neiman Gracie, showcasing his striking skills and strategic prowess.


The action-packed evening culminated with Kai Kamaka securing his first PFL win, outworking Bubba Jenkins to earn a unanimous decision victory and valuable points in the featherweight season standings.


Overall, PFL 3 delivered memorable performances, setting the stage for an exciting season ahead in the Professional Fighters League.


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