The PFL Challenger series returns to action on Friday, March 11 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
Ultimate Fighting Championship alum Boston Salmon was the most capable man in the PFL Challenger Series 4. Salmon (8-3, 1-0 PFL) went to war with Do Gyeom Lee (8-5, 0-1 PFL), exchanged wild attacks for 10 mint in Round 2, Salmon's well-educated Job found his way to his goal more freely, causing a major blow to Lee's face. Korean - who weighed less than 2.6 pounds the day before the fight - tried to fight the pain, but his corner called it night between the second and third slaves. In addition to the promotional contract, "Boom Boom" also received a $ 5,000 performance bonus.
In the main competition of the four-action fight show of PFL Challenger Series 4, EFC featherweight champion Reinaldo Ekson was paired with Mike Barnett - who boasted eight knockouts in his eleven wins.
The headliner of the card featured a close clash between Reinaldo Ekson (18-5, 1-0 PFL) and Mike Barnett (10-4, 0-1 PFL). The two fighters saw no haste and were very careful as they limited themselves to scoring from a distance. The highlight of the fight was Ekson’s attempt to alert Gluten, which Barnett rejected in the second frame. When the dust settled, the judges unanimously approved Ekson 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.
PFL Challenger Series 4 co-main event "Pretty Boy" brings formerly decorated NCAA wrestler and LFA competitor Edwin Cooper Jr. to PFL Smart Cage to compete against Troy Lamson. After losing his arm in his LFA debut, Jackson Wink MMA-trained Cooper Jr. has won three consecutive victories. Lemson has not fought in two years and is on the verge of losing two fights, but all four of his career losses are against the UFC or Bellator veteran.
PFL Challenger Series 4 Results
Reinaldo Ekson def. Mike Barnett via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Edwin Cooper Jr. def. Troy Lamson via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Boston Salmon def. Do Gyeom Lee via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Brahyan Zurcher def. Scottie Stockman via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Boston Salmon awarded PFL contract