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PFL 6 Outcome: Olivier Aubin-Mercier Progresses Following Staggering Head Kick KO; Shane Burgos Ousted from Playoffs

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier continues to assert dominance in the PFL lightweight division.

As the 2022 title holder, Aubin-Mercier (19-5) ended the regular season of this year with a stunning head-kick knockout of Anthony Romero (12-2) in Friday’s PFL 6 main event held at Atlanta’s Overtime Elite Arena.

Despite a challenging beginning, getting shaken by an early crescent kick and experiencing three accidental head clashes in the second round, Aubin-Mercier landed his decisive blow only 28 seconds into Round 3. A precisely-timed left head kick caught Romero off guard, propelling Aubin-Mercier into the 2023 lightweight playoffs and maintaining his unbeaten record in the PFL. He now stands 8-0 since joining the league.

As the second seed, Aubin-Mercier is set to compete against the 2018 and 2019 PFL lightweight champion, Natan Schulte, in the semifinals, with the $1 million grand prize still up for the taking.

Meanwhile, Sadibou Sy (15-6-2), like Aubin-Mercier, continued his assertive campaign for a consecutive PFL welterweight championship in the evening’s co-main event.

Sy, the defending champion of 2022, unleashed one of his career’s most remarkable highlights by flattening Shane Mitchell (13-6-0) with a dramatic spinning wheel kick at 1:35 of the third round. His continued attempts with the kick throughout the fight eventually bore fruit.

Shane Burgos will conclude his inaugural PFL season without a playoff bid.

Despite scoring a convincing unanimous decision victory over Yamato Nishikawa (21-5-6), Burgos (16-4) was unable to secure a spot in the race for the $1 million grand prize. The PFL’s significant free agent acquisition dominated Nishikawa in all rounds, earning three unanimous 30-26 scores in his favor through takedowns and ground control. Burgos, however, needed a first-round finish against Nishikawa to make the lightweight playoffs due to his previous decision loss to Aubin-Mercier.

In the welterweight division, Magomed Magomedkerimov (32-6) remains a formidable contender.

The 2018 champion and 2021 runner-up sailed through David Zawada (18-9) with a first-round TKO, securing a No. 1 seed in this year’s playoffs. He backed Zawada against the fence, delivering five consecutive right punches to achieve his second first-round victory of the season and retain his chances for the $1 million prize.

In a fierce contest of undefeated welterweights, Magomed Umalatov (14-0) clinched a victory over Nayib Lopez (16-1) in a hard-fought bout.

In the end, a visibly drained Umalatov emerged victorious, winning a unanimous decision with scores of 30-27, 30-27, and 29-27 to proceed to the welterweight playoffs. The fourth-seeded Umalatov will now take on top-seeded Magomedkerimov in the semifinals.

Clay Collard (23-10) looks for success in his third PFL season.

Collard spectacularly earned his ticket to the 2023 playoffs, terminating Stevie Ray’s (25-13) stint with a brutal second-round knockout. Collard overcame Ray’s initial submission attempts, delivering two knockdowns and a flurry of strikes on the ground to seal the victory in Round 2.

Collard moves into the lightweight playoffs as the No. 1 seed, where he’ll face the fourth seed, Bruno Miranda, in the semifinals.

Check out the complete PFL 6 results here.

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What were the results of PFL 6?

Olivier Aubin-Mercier secured a playoff spot with a stunning head-kick knockout. Shane Burgos was eliminated from the playoffs. Sadibou Sy, Magomed Magomedkerimov, and Clay Collard also advanced in their respective divisions.

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MartialArtsEnthusiast June 24, 2023 - 5:37 pm

Sy’s spinning wheel kick was absolutely sick! That’s the kind of excitement we love in MMA! Sy’s a force to be reckoned with. #SadibouSy #PFL6

MagomedFan June 24, 2023 - 6:16 pm

Magomedkerimov is a beast! Another dominant performance and securing the No. 1 seed. Can’t wait to see him in the playoffs! #Magomedkerimov #WelterweightChamp

MMAFan123 June 24, 2023 - 6:40 pm

omg dis PFL event was insan! Aubin-Mercier’s headkick knockout was jaw droppin’! Can’t wait for da playoffs! #PFL6 #KnockoutKing

ClayCollardFan June 24, 2023 - 9:19 pm

Collard’s knockout was straight up brutal! He’s got the power and determination to go all the way in the playoffs. Rooting for him! #ClayCollard #PFL6 #PlayoffBound

FightGameFanatic June 25, 2023 - 12:44 am

Burgos may have missed the playoffs, but he showed some serious domination in his fight. Can’t deny his skills! #ShaneBurgos #PFL6


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