HomeSportsSpinning kick KO to the head of Sy seals PFL playoff bid ...

Spinning kick KO to the head of Sy seals PFL playoff bid – UnlistedNews

ATLANTA — Sadibou Sy continues to establish himself as the man to beat in the PFL’s welterweight division, and he looks great doing it.

Sy (15-6-2) clinched his spot in the 2023 PFL playoffs on Friday with a head kick knockout of Shane Mitchell in PFL 6 inside Overtime Elite Arena. The win marked his sixth in a row, and he is looking to repeat a championship streak from 2022.

The Swedish kickboxer will enter this year’s playoffs as the No. 3 seed, but with the clear boost of a No. 1 seed. He has knocked out both of his opponents this year. His knockout on Friday came in the second round of a fight he was already putting together. Mitchell went down and the fight was stopped without a follow up shot.

Sy will face No. 2 seed Carlos Leal, who eliminated Dilano Taylor on Friday, in the semifinals. Sy defeated Leal (19-4) by unanimous decision in last year’s playoffs. Former champion Magomed Magomedkerimov (32-6) is the No. 1 seed at welterweight thanks to a quick finish from David Zawada on Friday. He will face Magomed Umalatov in the semifinals.

Lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier (19-5), another 2022 PFL champion, also clinched his ticket to the 2023 playoffs with a third-round finish of Anthony Romero in Friday’s main event. The fight was called off in the second round after Aubin-Mercier landed a devastating knee to Romero’s chin along the fence.

Aubin-Mercier clinched the No. 2 seed and will face another former PFL champion in Natan Schulte (25-5-1), who earned a decision victory over Raush Manfio in a bizarre fight in which two best friends met. they faced. Fan favorite Clay Collard (23-10) will seek his first PFL championship as the No. 1 seed. He will face Bruno Miranda (16-3) in the semifinals.

Shane Burgos (16-4), a major PFL acquisition in 2022, earned a win over Yamato Nishikawa on Friday but failed to make the playoffs. It’s unclear if Burgos will fight again in 2023 now that he’s missed the PFL playoffs. He lost a decision to Aubin-Mercier in the first round of the regular season in April.


Sara Marcus
Sara Marcus
Meet Sara Marcus, our newest addition to the Unlisted News team! Sara is a talented author and cultural critic, whose work has appeared in a variety of publications. Sara's writing style is characterized by its incisiveness and thought-provoking nature, and her insightful commentary on music, politics, and social justice is sure to captivate our readers. We are thrilled to have her join our team and look forward to sharing her work with our readers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments