Lance Palmer snaps losing skid with win over Sheymon Moraes at PFL 5

PFL 5 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, June 24, 2022. (Cooper Neill / PFL)

Lance Palmer snaps losing skid with win over Sheymon Moraes at PFL 5

The Professional Fighters League returns to us tonight, June 24, 2022, for PFL 5, going down live from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tonight’s event is to showcase our lightweight & heavyweight divisions and is to be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Bruno Cappelozza and Matheus Scheffel.

Co-headlining the event is a lightweight bout between former WEC & UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and fellow UFC veteran Stevie Ray.

Former two-time PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer headlined the preliminary card tonight opposing kickboxing champion Sheymon Moraes.

Palmer started out his PFL tenure winning his first 11-straight within the promotion en route to winning his two championships, though he came into this fight on a three-fight losing skid.

Moraes on the other hand has gone 3-1 thus far in the PFL, following his release from the UFC, having won his last three-straight.

Continue reading to see how this bout went down:

Official Result: Lance Palmer def. Sheymon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Palmer secures an early takedown in the first and holds top position for nearly the entire five minutes, while he does the same to begin the second. After two minutes on top, Moraes is able to work his way back up and starts to get his striking going.

Moraes’ striking is looking very good, though he’s unable to stop these consistent takedowns.

The third round is also spent mostly with the former champion on top of the Brazilian.

Palmer attempts a rear naked choke toward the end of the fight, though he’s unable to secure the finish.

Nonetheless, Palmer snaps the only losing streak of his career with this unanimous decision victory over Moraes, improving his record to 23-6.

It appeared after 2020, where PFL took a season off due to Covid-19, Palmer may have taken too much time off, and he may be over the hill. Well, tonight he proved he’s got a lot of fight left in the tank.

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