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The PFL Finals are officially set for New Year’s Eve show

After PFL 10 this past weekend in Washington, D.C., we now know all the fighters who will be in the finals of the Professional Fighters League’s inaugural tournament.

Waiting on two weight classes, the fighters involved knew they had to give it their all. Welterweight Ray Cooper III took that to heart. For the second time this year, Cooper defeated Jake Shields via TKO in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals that same night, he landed his fourth straight KO win against Handesson Ferreira.

The 25-year-old Cooper (17-5) will face someone who has now won seven in a row in Magomed Magomedkerimov. The Dagestan native defeated Pavlo Kusch via unanimous decision and Bojan Velichovic via TKO. Magomed (22-5), 28, has ten wins via KO.

On the other side of things, the middleweight finals were set. John Howard tool care of Eddie Gordon via unanimous decision (20-18, 20-18, 20-18) to advance to the semifinals. Joining him was Louis Taylor, who also had an unanimous decision victory over his opponent, Rex Harris.

Facing off in the semifinals, Taylor (17-4-1) and Howard (27-14-1) were having a fairly even bout. An illegal blow caused this fight to go to a technical draw, but Taylor advanced to the finals thanks to winning the first-round tiebreaker.

With that, the real fun begins. With a chance to win $1 million and a title, each fighter will train as hard as they can for their moment to shine.

PFL 11 takes place inside Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater on New Year’s Eve. Tickets for the event are on sale now! Here are the matchups that will be taking place:

Featherweight: Steven Siler v. Lance Palmer

Lightweight: Natan Schulte v. Rashid Magomedov

Welterweight: Ray Cooper III v. Magomed Mafomedkerimov

Middleweight: Abus Magomedov v. Louis Taylor

Light Heavyweight: Vinny Magalhaes v. Sean O’Connell

Heavyweight: Phillip Lins v. Josh Copeland

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