Ray Cooper III successfully defended his PFL welterweight title with a stunning knockout victory over Magomed Magomedkerimov on Wednesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Cooper secured the championship victory with a third-round knockout over Magomedkerimov. Cooper, who won the PFL title in 2019, lost the title to Magomedkerimov in the 2018 title fight.
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Although it appeared that Cooper was in trouble during the third round of Wednesday’s fight, he turned the tide with a flurry of devastating punches that dropped Magomedkerimov with a little more than two minutes remaining in the round and ended the fight to secure his second consecutive PFL title.
Cooper improves to 24-7-1 in his MMA career and takes with him the $1 million PFL title prize.
Magomedkerimov drops to 29-6 overall after Cooper put an end to a win streak that lasted 13 fights and spanned over six and a half years.