Highlights! Gleison Tibau splits Rory MacDonald, nonetheless doesn’t make PFL playoffs

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The Skilled Fighter’s League (PFL) returned tonight (Thursday, June 17, 2021) for the fifth occasion of their 2021 season. In the principle occasion, former UFC title challenger and ex-Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald dueled long-time veteran Gleison Tibau.

MacDonald was a giant favourite in that match and after a sluggish begin the Canadian regarded actually good. McDonald held his opponent within the center with entrance kicks and in addition scored a well-timed leg pickup to again take. It was a strong first spherical for The Pink King.

After a really quick takedown, which opened the second, MacDonald went to his distance photographs and held Tibau with clear jabs and crosses. Additionally, MacDonald stabbed his opponent with a clear excessive kick, however Tibau – wanting extra muscular than ever – form of ate the shot. Tibau scored some first rate photographs, however inside 10 minutes with out a break, Tibau was eradicated from the PFL playoffs.

MacDonald was just about in cruise management on lap three. MacDonald fired many kicks from a distance, mixing jabs and takedown makes an attempt into his assault to maintain Tibau at bay. The Brazilian elevated his aggression within the remaining body, however MacDonald remained pretty decided to keep away from harmful strikes.

Although he stored the stream of battle largely underneath management and landed extra photographs, MacDonald’s relaxed tempo appeared to return again to chase him within the remaining 5 minutes. The judges rated Tibau’s aggression (and in equity some strong 15 minute powershots) and he received a cut up choice!

Nonetheless, Tibau will not be within the playoffs and MacDonald is like that … it might worsen? In the end, the MMA world as an entire is unfazed by the choice and so they made it recognized on-line.


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