Rory MacDonald will be among those back in action in June at PFL 5. MacDonald headlines the ESPN2 card against Gleison Tibau.

The two meet as part of the welterweight regular season. 

Along with MacDonald vs. Tibau, Ray Cooper III and Emiliano Sordi will be in action. 

“There were a lot of exciting first round finishes that took place in the first half of the season for the welterweight and light heavyweight divisions and all of these fighters know it may take another first round victory to seal their fates in the playoffs,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations, Ray Sefo. “All these fighters can still qualify for the PFL playoffs and know it will be a challenge as they face a win or go home scenario. I can’t wait to see what happens next on June 17.” 

PFL 5 is the last chance for the welterweights and light heavyweights to earn a playoff spot during the PFL regular season. With six weight divisions (featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight, women’s lightweight, heavyweight) the top four fighters with the most points in each division will make the playoffs. In the playoffs, fighters compete to punch their ticket to the 2021 PFL world championship, the biggest night in MMA – 6 title fights in one night, the winner of each earns $1 million. 60 fighters started the season – only 24 will qualify for the playoffs.

Full Card: 

ESPN2 Card

Rory MacDonald vs. Gleison Tibau 

Ray Cooper III vs. Nikolai Aleksakhin

Emiliano Sordi vs. Dan Spohn

Cezar Ferreira vs Chris Camozzi


ESPN+ Card

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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