PBP PFL 4: 2024 Regular Season: Moldavsky vs Vassell 6/13 5:30PM ET *** Sherdog Discussion*** (ESPN)

Glad someone explained. I think its roughly based on U.S. athletics/sports system for qualifying for the playoffs/finals. Like just cus Hornets beat Golden state warriors on a lucky night; doesnt mean they will still make it to plays after having a bad season.
Donn Davis is a nerdy numbers guy , probably why he uses a overly complicated scoring system lol. Probably a better way score it for the fans.

USA Olympic Boxing uses a similar point system for qualifiers.
 

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Donn Davis is a nerdy numbers guy , probably why he uses a overly complicated scoring system lol. Probably a better way score it for the fans.

USA Olympic Boxing uses a similar point system for qualifiers.
Lol that USA Olympic boxing system is so unpopular and it made it so guys with legit losing ammy records made the team. Just the most brain dead decision ever, can’t wait to see the us team win no medals
 
Glad someone explained. I think it’s roughly based on U.S. athletics/sports system for qualifying for the playoffs/finals. Like just cus Hornets beat Golden state warriors on a lucky night; doesnt mean they will still make it to playoffs after having a bad season.
That works when you have 80+ games or just more than 2 bouts and you don’t fight everyone at least once. Who has ever asked for this? Just make a 16 man tournament
 
I agree the format is ridiculous but I will say that this event is a hundred times better than the bullshit UFC Perez vs Taira card full of FW's and BW's nobodies that you will never hear about again in a couple years along with female fights, ya I'll gladly watch a PFL card with 5 HW fights over the dog shit UFC is putting on any day.

The UFC card today might be one the worst on paper I've seen in a long time. Might as well be watching Combate Global or something.
 
The UFC card today might be one the worst on paper I've seen in a long time. Might as well be watching Combate Global or something.
Yes definitely however they have some really exciting events coming up like Pavlovich vs Volkov that's a very important fight to see if Sergei is for real, Aspinall vs Blaydes also.
 


Fight Facts is a breakdown of all of the interesting information and cage curiosities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF PFL FIGHTS: 1,087
TOTAL NUMBER OF PFL EVENTS: 116

The Professional Fighters League put heavyweights and women’s flyweights on display to commence the second half of the season, doing so in a familiar setting for Bellator MMA faithful. The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, brought mixed results and few shocking results given lopsided betting lines. PFL 4: 2024 Regular Season featured a prohibitive favorite scoring an easy stoppage, a heavyweight who has crept to the top of the record books and a late comeback finish for an aging star.


It Was a Fight That Happened: Linton Vassell concluded the trilogy against Valentin Moldavsky with two wins after handing the Russian a split decision loss. Although he beat Moldavsky in the regular season, it will be Moldavsky moving on to the playoffs due to his win in April.

In a Ditch: Cruising to a 12-0 record, Dakota Ditcheva battered Chelsea Hackett to the body to force a finish. The Manchester, England, native has seen 11 of her pro wins end inside the distance.

Covered in Petrol: With seven wins at 125 pounds, Ditcheva far and away holds the division’s record for most victories. Her seven finishes are also the most at the weight class, with no woman sporting more than two at flyweight.

On Fire: Ditcheva closed as a monumental -3300 betting favorite against Hackett and treated her opponent as such. She has closed with odds this higher or greater three times thus far in her PFL tenure, putting her two behind Kayla Harrison’s record.

Shedding Bridesmaid Status: Making his 15th appearance under the World Series of Fighting-PFL banner, Denis Goltsov pounded out Thiago Santos to claim the top seed at heavyweight. He joins a group of eight fighters to have fought that many times for the company, while becoming the first heavyweight to do so.

Quietest Records Ever Set: Of his 15 outings, 12 for Goltsov have resulted in victory. Four fighters in the history of the organization have earned more wins: Natan Schulte (14), Harrison (15), Lance Palmer (16) and Magomed Magomedkerimov (17).

More Like Goldsov: Goltsov picked up his 10th stoppage as a PFL fighter by putting Santos away in the first round. He is one of three competitors in promotional history to amass this many finishes, along with Ray Cooper III and Harrison.

She Pines for Someone New: Beating familiar foe Kana Watanabe a second time, Liz Carmouche landed a last-second armbar to end the season with seven points and a playoff berth. Her stoppage at 4:52 of Round 3 is the second-latest of any WSOF or PFL non-title tilt.

The Lone Six Point vs. Six Point Matchup at 125: Needing all three rounds to get past Jena Bishop, Taila Santos handed her foe her first pro loss, doing so by split decision. This marks the Brazilian’s first win on the scorecards since she outworked Roxanne Modafferi in 2021.

Russian Methodical Nature: Pushing his win streak to 16 in a row, Oleg Popov handled Davion Franklin over the course of three rounds en route to a decision nod. While the FedorTeam fighter’s finish rate is well over 50%, he has reached the second round in seven straight outings.

Get to Work on That: In April, Daniel James made history as the first PFL heavyweight to miss weight. Franklin now joins him in this illustrious club, having exceeded the 266-pound limit by two and a half pounds. Franklin lost a playoff point and dropped a decision, ending the 2024 season with negative points.

No Playoffs for Arizona Combat Sports: For the first time in his career, Tyrell Fortune left the confines of Bellator as he fought and defeated Marcelo Golm. The change was not as drastic for the 17-fight Bellator vet, due to the shared ownership of the two companies.

They Call Him Tim: With only one possible chance to earn points, Tim Johnson made the most of his moment by punching out Danilo Marques in the first round. The former interim Bellator title challenger claimed six points and the fourth seed in the heavyweight bracket.

A Day Late and a Point Short: Coming up one point beneath a playoff spot, Juliana Velasquez settled for a five-point knockout of Lisa Mauldin. It marked the Brazilian’s first knockout in nearly five years.

Never Say Never Again: Coming into PFL 2024 4, Hackett (seven fights) and Franklin (eight fights) had never dropped consecutive bouts, Santos had never competed at heavyweight (35 fights) and Watanabe had never been submitted (16 fights).
 
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