2022 PFL 6 results: Sadibou Sy defeats Rory MacDonald, but both men advance to playoffs

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Sadibou Sy is headed to the 2022 PFL playoffs.

It was a grueling and gritty 15 minutes, and perhaps not the most crowd-pleasing performance – but after three rounds, Sy (11-6-2) defeated former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald (23-9-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

2022 PFL 6 took place Friday at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.

All Sy needed to earn a playoff spot when he entered the fight was three points, a win regardless of method. The fight was closely contested with much work done in the clinch and from technical striking distance.

A punch from Sy during first-round takedown defense opened up a nasty gash under the right eye of MacDonald. As the fight progressed, both men tired. Sy, who is known for his striking, even scored a takedown of MacDonald midway through Round 3.

Sy was shortly thereafter declared the victor, and thus Magomed Magomedkerimov was ousted from the playoff roster. MacDonald remains the No. 1 seed. He’ll take on Magomed Umalatov. Meanwhile, Sy will fight Carlos Leal.

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