PFL 7: Magomed Magomedkerimov gets the better of Sadibou Sy in the welterweight semifinal

The welterweight semi-final of PFL 7 went down between two of the top fighters. Check out the results of Magomed Magomedkerimov vs Sadibou Sy.

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Magomed Magomedkerimov after the win over Sadibou SY

The PFL 7 or PFL 2021 playoffs take place on August 14th. The co-main event features a welterweight semi-final of Magomed Magomedkerimov vs Sadibou Sy.

The event is hosting the semi-finals of the lightweight and welterweight divisions. PFL 7 takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Fans can watch the main card on ESPN 2 and also on ESPN+ for live streaming. The event is headlined by an amazing matchup between Ray Cooper III and Rory MacDonald. As far as Magomed and Sadibou are concerned they would look to win this bout and take a spot in the $1 million finals. Magomed is a previous champion of the 2018 PFL. This is only his second bout of the year as he takes on short-notice replacement Sadibou Sy.

Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sadibou Sy via unanimous decision at PFL 7

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs Sadibou Sy PFL 7
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs Sadibou Sy

This was a classic display of fighting skills from the former champion. We all knew that Magomedkerimov was not going to look for a standup battle with Sy given he is an amazing kickboxer who can prove to be dangerous in the feet. Most of the fight was spent on the ground as Magomed landed most of his strike while settling on top of his opponent.

All three rounds were dominated by Magomedkerimov. The second round of this bout was very interesting as the fighter did not manage to take Sadibou down in the second round and had to resort to standing up with him. Sadibou was the underdog of the fight given he was a late replacement for Joao Zeferino. All three judges scored in favor of the 2018 PFL welterweight champ. He is undefeated in the promotion not losing a fight since 2015.

Results: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Sadibou Sy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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