PFL Playoff Dates Announced, Kayla Harrison & Claressa Shields To Fight On Same Card

The PFL regular season has concluded, revealing which athletes would be moving on to the playoffs to take the next step in the pursuit of their respective titles and the $1 million prize that comes with them.

The PFL playoffs will take place over three events in August, with the first setting the stage for the male welterweight and lightweight semifinals. The fights for this card, which takes place on August 13, will host multiple former champions, including 2018 PFL champ Magomed Magomedkerimov, 2019 PFL champ Ray Cooper III, and former Bellator champion Rory MacDonald.


  • Ray Cooper III vs. Rory MacDonald
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino


  • Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
  • Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez

Just six days later, on August 19, reigning lightweight champ and Olympic gold medalist judoka Kayla Harrison will take the next step in her efforts to earn her second consecutive PFL title when she takes on Genah Fabian. On the opposite side of the bracket will be a match between Larissa Pacheco and Taylor Guardado. In the men’s heavyweight semifinals, Bruno Cappelozza will test himself against Jamelle Jones, and Denis Goltsov will battle it out against Ante Delija.

In another exciting development, Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields will be making her sophomore MMA appearance on this same card. Shields made her debut in impressive fashion, defeating BJJ brown belt Brittney Elkin via TKO back in June. Shields was originally scheduled to make her return on August 27, but the promotion has since moved her fight up. An opponent for Shields has yet to be announced.


  • Kayla Harrison vs. Genah Fabian
  • Larissa Pacheco vs. Taylor Guardado


  • Bruno Cappelozza vs. Jamelle Jones
  • Denis Goltsov vs. Ante Delija

Finally, on August 27, the male featherweight and light heavyweight competitors will face off in their own semifinal matches. Notably, fellow 2019 PFL champion Emiliano Sordi has again made it into the post-season fights, this time taking on Antonio Carlos Jr.


  • Brendan Loughnane vs. Movlid Khaybulaev
  • Chris Wade vs. Bubba Jenkins

Light Heavyweight:

  • Emiliano Sordi vs. Antonio Carlos Jr.
  • Cezar Ferreira vs. Marthin Hamlet

PFL Playoffs 1 will take place on Friday, August 13; PFL Playoffs 2 will take place on Thursday, August 19; and PFL Playoffs 3 will take place on Friday, August 27.


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