Sport 2021 PFL 5 video preview: O'Connell, Florian break down potentially crazy welterweight scenarios

08:45  18 june  2021
08:45  18 june  2021 Source:   mmajunkie.com

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The PFL continues its regular season Thursday with welterweights and light heavyweights looking to punch their tickets to the postseason.

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2021 PFL 5 takes place at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. The main card airs on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, Rory MacDonald (22-6-1) already is in good shape for a spot in the four-man playoffs after a 6-point first-round win in his promotional debut. The former Bellator champion takes on fellow UFC alumnus Gleison Tibau (34-15) to close the night.

In another key fight at 170-pounds, 2019 season winner Ray Cooper III (21-7-1) had a 6-point win in his first bout of the regular season, but he missed weight Wednesday – which took a point away from him in the standings and left him unable to earn any points Thursday, no matter the result. Stuck at 5 points, Cooper can help his cause by beating Nikolay Aleksakhin (26-5) – which would prevent Aleksakhin from getting any points to potentially overtake Cooper in the standings.

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By the time Cooper and Aleksakhin fight, they’ll know the welterweight results from the prelims ahead of them – which might mean the only way Cooper could fall out of the top four and a playoff spot would be with an Aleksakhin finish of him.

Ahead of Thursday’s event, PFL broadcasters and analysts Sean O’Connell and Kenny Florian took a deep dive into the action. Check it out in the video above.


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