2022 PFL Playoffs 2 weigh-in results: MacDonald, Taylor on mark for headliner in Wales

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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.

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.

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