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PFL 13 (Season 2): Palmer v. Gilpin Results

Will a defending champion keep his momentum going? Will Long Island reign supreme?

Two Long Island warriors are ready for some revenge while a champion will try and make a major statement inside the Nassau Coliseum. The second fight card of the PFL’s second season returns to Uniondale tonight (May 23rd) for some action in the men’s featherweight and lightweight division.

Chris Wade and Andre Harrison both were eliminated from the $1 million tournament during the semi-finals last season. An East Islip native, Wade (14-5) lost to Natan Schulte in controversial fashion and was very adamant about his displeasure of the result. 2-2 in the PFL, Wade is looking to outdo his flying knee back at PFL 5 last year.

One of the heavy favorites last season, Andre Harrison (20-1) suffered his first loss in his MMA career against eventual winner Lance Palmer. That was a rematch from their bout in 2017, in which Harrison won. Now, a motivated Harrison will try and right a wrong in front of family and friends.

Speaking of Palmer (17-3), the Million Dollar Man (sorry Ted DiBiase) is on a six-fight win streak, having won the PFL Featherweight Title at the PFL Finals on New Year’s. He may not have bought the car he stated he would take off of the shelves, but perhaps that is because he is saving for when he potentially wins more money. He faces Alex Gilpin (12-1) in the main event.

Prelims start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN 2 while the main card begins at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Check out the full results below:

Main Card (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET) 

* Featherweight: PFL Featherweight Champion Lance Palmer (18-3) def. Alex Gilpin (12-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 

– Gilpin starts the fight as the aggressor, hitting a variety of shots to the body and face of Palmer. Using his reach advantage, Gilpin tries to scare Palmer away. Palmer then rocks Gilpin with a shot to the face and then holds him down to the floor. Lance then mounts on Gilpin and starts pounding away. Round comes to an end as Palmer has the advantage.

– Round two Gilpin trying to be the aggressor again. After a few moments of stalling, Palmer takes Gilpin down again and starts pounding at his ribcage. Back up on their feet, the two continue a small game, with kicks being thrown. Gilpin wrestles Palmer down right when the second round ends.

– Round three starts with Gilpin knocking Palmer down but he reverses it. Palmer then lands giant punches tot he face of Gilpin who tries his own series of blows. Palmer remains on top as he pounds away. For several moments Gilpin is helpless as both are extremely tired. At one point, Palmer landed over 110 punches out of 150 attempts.

* Lightweight: Chris Wade (15-5) def. Nate Andrews (15-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

– No flying knee to start, but Wade lands a powerful kick that pushes Andrews into the cage. A few more land but Andrews recovers and attempts a few punches to even the odds. Wade is playing the aggressor here, locking Andrews against the cage. Wade is throwing and landing more strikes (16/24) than Andrews (5/10). Andrews finally pulls away from the cage and starts striking away. Wade then brings Andrews down to the mat to end round one.

– Wade tried a kick into a flying knee, but Andrews managed to avoid it to start round two. Andrews is going for the punches to end it but Wade puts him back down again. Wade is trying to go for the choke but to no avail. Back up on their feet, and now Andrews drops Wade down. Wade escapes a submission attempt and almost gets caught by strikes before the round ends.

– Andrews is aggressive to start as Wade pulls back. Pushing Wade against the cage, Wade is able to take Andrews down. After a back and forth, Wade slips under Andrews and applies the choke. Andrews is able to escape but looks very tired. Both slip out of multiple submission attempts as the third round comes to an end.

* Featherweight: Andre Harrison (21-1) def. Peter Petties (8-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 

– Andre faces off against a striker and becomes hesitant to interact in round one. Now Harrison gets more comfortable, taking Petties to the ground via a takedown by the cage.  Harrison controls the majority of the round by looking for positions to take Petties out.

– Round two opens up with Petties attempting to land a few blows. He tries a jumping knee but Harrison catches and slams him down to the mat. Harrison continues to work on the body of Petties, not giving him any room to move. Wrapping Petties against the cage, Harrison is tiring him out. Two rounds now belong to Harrison.

– Round three is more of a striking challenge. Petties is missing key shots but throwing Harrison off of his usual game. As Petties pulls Harrison towards the cage Harrison pushes him back down to the floor. After a while on the floor, Harrison goes for the submission, but Petties escapes. The bell rings before Harrison can apply another submission attempt.

* Lightweight: Akhmed Aliev (18-4) def. Carlao Silva (11-2) via KO (2:24 into round one)

* Lightweight: Islam Mamedov def. Ylies Djiroun via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Prelims (ESPN 2, 7 p.m. ET)

* Lightweight: Rashid Magomedov def. Loik Radzhabov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 

* Lightweight: PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte (16-3) def. Bao Yincang (12-7) via rear-naked choke submission (3:03 into round one)

* Featherweight: Luis Rafael Laurentino (34-1) def. Jeremy Kennedy (13-2)  via KO (:23 in round one)

* Featherweight: Movid Khaybulaev (14-0) def. Damon Jackson (16-3) via KO (10 seconds into round one)

* Featherweight: Gadzhi Rabadanov (11-3) def. Steven Silver (32-19) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

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