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Ray Cooper III truly capitalized on a lucrative opportunity last night (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) at PFL 10 live on NBCSN from inside St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington D.C, when he finished Jake Shields and Handesson Ferreira via first-round TKOs to advance to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) $ 1 million welterweight tournament finale.
Cooper, 25, put a beating on Shields in the opening minutes of their quarter-final matchup. The Hawaiian knockout artist blasted the grappling expert with a perfectly-timed right hand counter along the cage. Shields dropped to the canvas and Cooper jumped on top for furious ground-and-pound en route to an eventual stoppage.
Check out the finish above courtesy of PFL.
Cooper’s dominate performance opposite Shields set him up for a semi-final showdown with Ferreira. During an exchange on the ground early into the first round, “Bradda Boy” leveled Ferreira with huge left hands. Ferreira tried to cover up by Cooper rained down even more offense before the referee jumped in for the TKO stoppage.
Check out the finish below courtesy of PFL:
The Braddah Boy cannot be contained! Welterweight Semifinal: #1 seed Ray Cooper III defeats #5 seed Handesson Ferreira by TKO in Round 1. Cooper advances to the PFL 2018 Championship at @HuluTheaterMSG for a shot at $ 1 Million! #PFLPlayoffs #MMA @HFboydoido pic.twitter.com/Sr71Se3ljm
— #PFLmma (@ProFightLeague) October 21, 2018
With these two equally impressive performances, Cooper now advances to the final round of PFL’s $ 1 million welterweight tournament, where he’ll meet Russian veteran Magomed Magomedkerimov, who defeated Bojan Velickovic and Pavlo Kusch en route to his own tournament finale birth.
The two will square off at the 2018 PFL Championship (PFL 11) on Dec. 31 live on NBCSN from inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Pro Fight League had their sixth installment of the season last night, and in case you lost your scorecard in the cushions of your couch, here’s an update on all the fighters and their accumulated scores: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS AND WHY IS THIS ORGANIZATION COMPLICATING THESE FIGHTS?
So, yeah, PFL 6. A bunch of fights. Never mind whatever contrived point totals people earned for their method of winning – I’m still fuzzy on what the numbers mean and what the fighters can buy with them. Really, it’s all about the fights, anyway…
In the main event, Hawaiian slugger Ray Cooper III murdered a dude in 18 seconds. Given the half-life of Hawaiian fighters, Cooper probably has another year of being a total badass before whatever deal he made with the Great Volcano God expires and then he’s a normal human again.
Meanwhile, the once-great jiu-jitsu master Jake Shields – who Cooper beat the last time around – finally found a win. It was a decision, but at this point, any “W” is like manna from heaven for the ol’ Strikeforce star.
Gigantic female Olympic judoka superstar Kayla Harrison mauled another opponent. She didn’t get the armbar, only the TKO, but it was a beatdown for sure. Too bad the UFC doesn’t deal in 155-pound female fighters…
Finally, UFC vet Rick Story smoked his opponent on the ground, choking Carlton Minus until Minus was minus his consciousness. Yuk-yuk…
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