PFL 3: live results, discussion, highlight videos

Check out the results and highlights for PFL 3, which has Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Shane Burgos in the main event.

By: Eddie Mercado | 2 months ago
PFL 3: live results, discussion, highlight videos
Shane Burgos meets Olivier Aubin-Mercier at PFL 3 | Imago/Zuma Wire

Stay up to date with what’s happening today with the third PFL event of their 2023 regular season. The event airs live on ESPN+ from The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada. Start time is 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific.

The card’s featured matchup will take place in the lightweight division, and will involve 2022 season winner, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, welcoming top free agent acquisition, Shane Burgos, to his new home.

All-action Burgos shockingly departed from the UFC on the heels of back-to-back wins as the hottest free agent at the time. Even Dana White admitted that the UFC dropped the ball on this one. Softballs have never been a part of Shane’s wheelhouse, and his promotion debut will be no exception.

OAM finished out the 2022 season with a brilliant right hook that flattened Stevie Ray in the finals, which brought about a massive $1M payday. Olivier is known for his practical grappling approach, so it was great to see him finish a fight with his strikes. There are plenty of quality fighters in the promotion, but Burgos is probably OAM’s toughest test to date since he left the UFC back in 2019.

There are several other scrappy 155-pounders on the PFL 3 main card. The company’s 2018 AND 2019 lightweight tournament champion, Natan Schulte, will battle it out with the 2022 season runner up, Stevie Ray. Also on the card will be consummate over-producer Clay Collard, who meets the owner of a crazy 14-fight winning streak, Yamato Nishikawa.

The main card is slated for 7:00pm ET, and can be seen on ESPN or ESPN+. Instead of traditional prelims, PFL 3 will be hosting postlim bouts, which begin at 9:30pm ET on ESPN+. We might even get a few darklim bouts here.

PFL 3: Regular Season 2023 Lineup

Main Card

  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Shane Burgos by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Lightweight
  • Clay Collard def. Yamato Nishikawa by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Lightweight
  • Denis Goltsov def. Patrick Brady by TKO at 2:07 of round 1: Heavyweight
  • Carlos Leal def. David Zawada by KO at 2:25 of round 1: Welterweight
  • Magomed Umalatov def. Dilano Taylor by KO at 1:31 of round 1: Welterweight


  • Natan Schulte def. Stevie Ray by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Lightweight
  • Zach Juusola def. Brandon Jenkins by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 29-27): Welterweight
  • Bruno Miranda def. Ahmed Amir by unanimous decision (30-27 x3): Lightweight
  • Nayib LΓ³pez def. Shane Mitchell by unanimous decision (29-27 x3): Welterweight
  • Raush Manfio def. Alex Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2): Lightweight
  • Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Ben Egli by KO at 1:03 of round 1: Welterweight
  • Sadibou Sy def. J. Al-Silawi by TKO at 1:14 of round 2: Welterweight
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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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