Few ex-UFC guys is on the new PFL roster + some solid guys

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  1. Mr hanky

    Mr hanky Green Belt

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    you guys saw that?

    - Rashid Magomedov 5-1 UFC
    - Thiago Tavares- long time veteran
    - Chris Wade 5-2 UFC
    - Will Brooks (had a very shitty UFC run of 1-3)
    - Abubakar Nurmagomedov- younger brother of Khabib. Was signed by UFC this january, then pulled out of a fight in Belem. Now he's with PFL?
    - Rick Story- long time veteran
    - Bojan Velikovic
    - Francimar Barroso

    They also signed some very solid prospects/fighters for MW/ LHW and HW. Last two are almost a wasteland in UFC right now, so WTF are they doing and letting PFL sign this guys?:

    - Denis Goltsov, HW, 21-5
    - Valdrin Istrefi HW, 12-1
    - Rashid Yusupov, LHW 8-0
    - Maxim Grishin, LHW, 25-7
    - Shamil Gamzatov, MW, 11-0

    All of these guys except Grishin, are younger than 30 years old (Grishin is 33). Is it the PFL's 1 million prize for the champion of each class which caused that?
     
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    Pretty decent. I like the fact that all events will be free.
     
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    iLLWiLL33 White Belt

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    Dont forget Truck Gordon, he won TUF. He is in there.
     
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    When does this start?
     
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  5. Mr hanky

    Mr hanky Green Belt

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    http://www.pflmma.com/schedule/

    June 7.

    Honestly the roster looks not bad. I'm surprisingly interested by the it and the format i need to admit.
     
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    Your title is mad confusing, bro.
     
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    Russian article that I've seen says that Abubakar never was officially signed/information that he was signed never was officially confirmed by UFC.
     
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    Don't sleep on Robert Watley. He's the prospect the UFC really missed out on here imo
     
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    I'm pretty excited to see former Bellator Middleweight champ, Brandon Halsey fighting back in the states. He could either win the whole season/playoffs or get liver shotted to bolivian.

    Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Jake Shields is going to be the fight everyone is going to want to see.
     
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  11. executionermma

    executionermma Black Belt

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    There's so many good fights that could happen..

    Idrisov vs. Harrison
    Watley vs. Magomedov
    Story vs. Zawada
    Gamzatov vs. Gonçalves
    Grishin vs. Yusupov
    Goltsov vs. Jordan
     
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    Mr hanky Green Belt

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    I'm going to watch it for sure
     
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    In terms of talent PFL has put together a strong roster, kinda similar to ACB
    With so many Russian fighters they should look to do a show in that region
     
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    skylolow Silver Belt

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    Good Opportunity for these guys. I like how someone is at least trying to take different approach to the sport.

    Sidenote, I have very little faith they'll make any money on this and I truly wonder if we'll see this in 2019.
     
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    Zawada has a contract with KSW, he will not fight on the PFL.
     
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    It’s on NBCSN right? Think I have that channel will just have to remember when it’s on tv
     
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    irish_thug Forum Moderator Staff Member Forum Moderator

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    Shawn Jordan. 6-4 in the UFC. 2 wins over the Black Beast.

     
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    Strange, why he was confirmed to be on the tournament then? KSW has been very flexible with their contracts in the past, many fighters like Andryszak have been fighting for 2 or more promotions
     

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