Ray Cooper III scores huge knockout

Ray Cooper III has energy in his arms – $1 million energy.

For the second time in his skilled profession, Cooper (24-7-1) received the PFL welterweight championship and the seven-figure prize that comes together with it.

At 2021 PFL Championship, Cooper knocked out Magomed Magomedkerimov (29-6) with a violent punching mixture and follow-up photographs at 3:02 of Spherical 3.

The occasion happened Wednesday at Seminole Laborious Rock On line casino & Lodge in Hollywood, Fla. The principle card aired on ESPN2/ESPN+ after prelims on ESPN+.

The primary spherical was back-and-forth with each males having their moments. In Spherical 2, Cooper took Magomedkerimov to the canvas the place he labored for an unorthodox opposite-side arm-triangle choke. Regardless of a stable quantity of stress on his head and neck, Magomedkerimov wiggled his approach out of hazard.

In Spherical 3, the momentum shifted in Magomedkerimov’s favor. Whereas his output appeared much like the primary two rounds, the speed at which his punches have been touchdown seemingly elevated. He tagged Cooper time and again and even appeared to stun the Hawaiian at one level.

Regardless of the photographs, Cooper hung within the battle and it’s a superb factor for him that he did. After a stable hook related on the ft, Cooper landed one other that floored Magomedkerimov. From there, Cooper put the lights out with violent follow-up ground-and-pound photographs.

With the win, Cooper avenges a submission loss to Magomedkerimov within the 2018 PFL Championship. He prolonged his successful streak to 6 with the victory.

As for Magomedkerimov, the loss snaps his 13-fight successful streak together with an unbeaten 10-fight stretch in PFL.

The up-to-the-minute 2021 PFL Championship outcomes embrace:

  • Ray Cooper III def. Magomed Magomedkerimov by way of knockout (punches) – Spherical 3, 3:02
  • Abigail Montes def. Claressa Shields by way of break up choice (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bruno Cappelozza def. Ante Delija by way of unanimous choice (49-45, 49-45, 48-46) – heavyweight closing
  • Movlid Khaybulaev def. Chris Wade by way of unanimous choice (50-45, 50-45, 50-45) – featherweight closing
  • Antonio Carlos Junior def. Marthin Hamlet by way of submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 1, 3:49 – gentle heavyweight closing
  • Raush Manfio def. Loik Radzhabov by way of unanimous choice (48-46, 48-46, 49-46)– light-weight closing
  • Jordan Younger def. Omari Akhmedov by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 3, 1:32
  • Julia Budd def. Kaitlin Younger by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Don Madge def. Nathan Williams by way of submission (rear-naked choke) – Spherical 2, 2:15

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