The weigh-ins are in the books for the PFL’s second playoff event of the 2022 season, and all the fighters hit their marks.
Top welterweight seed Rory MacDonald (23-9-1), a former Bellator champion who is gunning for a title in a second major promotion, got a late replacement opponent in Dilano Taylor (9-2) on Thursday. Taylor wasn’t affected on the scale. He weighed in at 169 pounds for the headliner. MacDonald was 171.
In the other welterweight semifinal, No. 2 seed Sadibou Sy (11-6-2) was 171 for his fight with No. 3 Carlos Leal (17-3), who was 171, as well.
In the heavyweight semifinals, No. 1 seed Denis Goltsov was forced out of the playoffs due to visa issues from Russia to the United Kingdom and was replaced by Juan Adams (10-4), who was 265 pounds for his fight with Matheus Scheffel (16-8), who was 259. Scheffel Scheffel was a late addition to the heavyweight playoffs when No. 4 Bruno Cappelozza was forced out.
And on the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Ante Delija (21-5) was 242 for his fight with No. 3 Renan Ferreira (9-3), who was 257.
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The 2022 PFL Playoffs 2 event takes place Saturday at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of post-lim qualifiers on ESPN+.
The complete PFL Playoffs 2 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (ESPN, 1 p.m. ET)
Rory MacDonald (171) vs. Dilano Taylor (169) – welterweight semifinal
Ante Delija (242) vs. Renan Ferreira (257) – heavyweight semifinal
Juan Adams (265) vs. Matheus Scheffel (259) – heavyweight semifinal
Sadibou Sy (171) vs. Carlos Leal (171) – welterweight semifinal
Ben Ellis (145) vs. Nathan Kelly (146)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 11 a.m. ET)
Josh O’Connor (154) vs. Emran Sakhizaada (155)
Mick Stanton (204) vs. Marcin Wojcik (205)
Chris Mixan (170) vs. Christian Stigenberg (170)
Szymon Bajor (236) vs. Ronny Markes (245)
Lee Chadwick (205) vs. Przemyslaw Mysiala (205)
POSTLIM CARD (ESPN+, 3 p.m. ET)
Will Fleury (205) vs. Anthony Salamone (203)
Vojto Barborik (154) vs. Radu Maxim (155)
Moktar Benkaci (134) vs. Francesco Nuzzi (135)
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for 2022 PFL Playoffs 2.