PFL 6 2024 Preview: Welterweights

Tomorrow the PFL rolls through Sioux Falls, South Dakota for the final regular season event before the playoffs begin later this year. Featherweights and welterweights will be looking to take one step closer towards one million dollars and the 2024 PFL world championship.

The featured welterweight matchup actually features two welterweight contenders who currently don’t have any points. Former Bellator champion Logan Storley (15-3) lost his first round matchup to Shamil Musaev (17-0-1). That said, he’s going to be in the co-main event against Luca Poclit (10-1) who didn’t compete in the first round of the PFL Regular Season. Storley was supposed to face Laureano Staropoli, but Staropoli pulled out of the fight.

Going back to Musaev, he was given a very interesting matchup by the PFL match makers. Musaev scored five points with his second round finish over Storley and instead of facing someone who lost in the first round, the promotion is paring him with fellow undefeated Russian Murad Ramazanov (12-0). Ramazanov scored six points with a first round finish over Staropoli back in April.

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Whoever wins between Ramazanov and Musaev will punch their ticket to the PFL Playoffs. That said, even the loser has a chance to make the playoffs depending on how things shake out with the other matchups. Magomed Umalatov (15-0) scored three points with a decision win over Andrey Koreshkov (27-5) in the first round.

He’ll be taking on Brennan Ward (17-8). If Umalatov gets another decision, he’ll only be at six points which might not be good enough to get into the playoffs. Goiti Yamauchi (29-6) is in a similar spot after he won a decision over Neiman Gracie (12-5) in the first round. He’ll be taking on Koreshkov tomorrow night.

Speaking of Gracie, he’ll be taking on the current top seed in Don Madge (11-4-1). Madge submitted Brennan Ward in just over 60 seconds to secure six points and the current #1 seed entering PFL 6 tomorrow night. Like Ramazanov and Musaev, if Madge gets any form of victory tomorrow night, he’ll punch his ticket to the playoffs.

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