PFL 2 was a big night for the promotions new signee Rory MacDonald.
The former Bellator welterweight champion and UFC title challenger picked up a first-round submission victory over Curtis Millender in the main event of Thursday’s fight card.
MacDonald got an early takedown and immediately took the back of Millender and locked in a choke to not only give him the win, but he also picked up six points in the PFL season standings.
Also earning six points in the 170 pound division was Ray Cooper III. Cooper defeated Jason Ponet in the opening round of their co-main event without even landing a punch. Cooper picked up Ponet and slammed him hard to the canvas and from there he locked in a rear naked choke, which forced Ponet to tap out.
Following the main card, the PFL held a post-fight press conference, which MyMMANews took part in. The fighters from the main card took part in the press conference to discuss their victories. You can watch the full post-fight press conference in the video above.
A full list of PFL 2 results are listed below:
Rory MacDonald defeated Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:38 – Earned 6 points in welterweight tournament standings
Ray Cooper III defeated Jason Ponet via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:23 – Earned 6 points in welterweight tournament standings
Joao Zeferino defeated Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Earned 3 points in welterweight tournament standings
Emiliano Sordi defeated Chris Camozzi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-27) – Earned 3 points in light heavyweight tournament standings
Antonio Carlos Junior defeated Tom Lawlor via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:43 – Earned 6 points in light heavyweight tournament standings
Cezar Ferreira defeated Nick Roehrick via KO – Round 1, 0:37 – Earned 6 points in light heavyweight tournament standings
Sadibou Sy vs. Nikolay Aleksakhin ruled no-contest – Round 2, 1:56 (Aleksakhin could not continue after accidental eye poke) – Both men earned 1 point in welterweight tournament standings
Marthin Hamlet defeated Dan Spohn via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 0:52 – Earns 5 points in light heavyweight tournament standings