PFL 2021, Week 5 results and discussion

Rory MacDonald and Gleison Tibau face off at the PFL 5 (2021 season) weigh-ins. | PFL MMA

Get results and discuss Week 5 of the Professional Fighters League regular season right here on Bloody Elbow, starting at 5:30 PM ET.

The Professional Fighters League continues its 2021 regular season with its penultimate week tonight (June 17) from Atlantic City, NJ.

PFL’s Week 5 sees longtime UFC welterweight contender and former Bellator champion Rory MacDonald take on fellow UFC veteran Gleison Tibau at 170 lbs. In the light heavyweight division, Emiliano Sordi battles Dan Spohn.

In case you’re new to PFL and not up to speed on the rules: Everyone competes twice in the regular season, with three five-minute rounds (but no elbows), and the points system works as follows:

Win – 3 pts
First round stoppage – 3 bonus pts
Second round stoppage – 2 bonus pts
Third round stoppage – 1 bonus pt

Draw – 1 pt for each fighter

Loss – 0 points

Week 5 is all about the light heavies and the welterweights, and Bloody Elbow is the place to be to discuss the event. The prelims begin at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN+ and followed by the main card at 9 PM ET on ESPN2. International viewers can find their outlet here.

The fight card is as follows:

ESPN2 Card (9 PM ET)

Rory MacDonald vs. Gleison Tibau

Ray Cooper III vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin (Cooper missed weight and got docked a point)

Emiliano Sordi vs. Dan Spohn

Cezar Ferreira vs. Chris Camozzi

ESPN+ Card (5:30 PM ET)

Antonio Carlos Jr. vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Marthin Hamlet vs. Cory Hendricks

Joao Zeferino vs. Jason Ponet

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Curtis Millender

Tom Lawlor vs. Jordan Young

Sadibou Sy vs. Aleksei Kunchenko

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