PFL 8 Playoffs results and highlights: Larissa Pachecho scores 14 second TKO

Heavyweights and featherweights went at it at PFL 8 last night to try and earn a spot in the million dollar finals.

By: Tim Bissell | 1 month ago
PFL 8 Playoffs results and highlights: Larissa Pachecho scores 14 second TKO
Larissa Pacheco. IMAGO/ZUMA Wire/Christopher Trim


The PFL playoffs continue tonight with PFL 8. Tonight competitors will be hoping to book their places in the final matches for the heavyweight and women’s featherweight competitions and earn a shot at a cool million dollars.

The heavyweight bracket gives us Renan Ferreira vs. Maurice Greene and Denis Goltsov vs. Jordan Heiderman.

The featherweight bracket is highlighted by Larissa Pachecho taking on Olena Kolesnyk. Pacheco, who is very cool by the way, won the women’s lightweight championship in 2022, defeating the previously undefeated Kayla Harrison in the final. That bout was revenge for Harrison beating Pacheco in the 2019 lightweight final.

Vying for the second spot in the featherweight final will be Marina Mokhnatkina and Amber Leibrock.

See what happened below

PFL 8 results and highlights

Main card

  • – Renan Ferreira (11-3) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Maurice Greene (11-9) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via TKO (punches), round 1 (4:46); Heavyweight semi-final
  • – Larissa Pachecho (22-4) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Olena Kolesnyk (9-6) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ via TKO (punches), round 1 (0:14); Featherweight semi-final
  • – Denis Goltsov (32-7) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ def. Jordan Heiderman (7-1) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via submission (arm triangle), round 1 (4:16); Heavyweight semi-final
  • – Marina Mokhnatkina (11-3) ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ def. Amber Leibrock (7-6) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via submission (armbar), round 1 (1:45); Featherweight semi-final
  • Nate Kelly (8-2) ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช def. Damion Nelson (4-4) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via unanimous decision; Featherweight


  • Danilo Marques (15-5) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Satoshi Ishii (26-14-1) ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท via unanimous decision; Heavyweight
  • Maira Mazar (9-6) ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท def. Kaytlin Neil (7-5) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ via split decision; Flyweight

Start time and date

PFL 8 goes down on Friday, August 18, 2023. The prelims begin at 7:30 p.m. ET and the main card goes live at 9 p.m. ET.

How to watch

The prelims for this event will be broadcast on ESPN+. The main card is to be shown on ESPN+ and ESPN.

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