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Denis Goltsov faces off with Satoshi Ishii ahead of their heavyweight playoff bout Thursday at PFL 9 in Las Vegas
Ryan Loco, PFL

MMA Fighting has PFL 9 results for the PFL playoff event Thursday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

The PFL 9 card will feature the heavyweight and light heavyweight playoffs, with two fighters from each division advancing to the PFL finals on New Year’s Eve. All of Thursday’s fighters will be competing twice in one night.

Quarter-final bouts will be two-round affairs. In the event of a draw, judges will determine who should advance based on overall performance in the fight (“PRIDE rules”).

Check out PFL 9 results below.

Main Card (ESPN2, 8 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight Semifinal

Ali Isaev def. Denis Goltsov via TKO (punches) (R3, 4:59)

Heavyweight Semifinal

Jared Rosholt def. Kelvin Tiller* via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Light Heavyweight Semifinal

Emiliano Sordi def. Bozigit Ataev via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 4:26)

Light Heavyweight Semifinal

Jordan Johnson def. Rashid Yusupov via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

*Francimar Barroso def. Alex Nicholson via unanimous decision (20-17, 19-18, 19-18)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Denis Goltsov def. Satoshi Ishii via majority decision (19-19, 20-18, 20-18)

Preliminaries (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Jared Rosholt def. Muhammed Dereese via TKO (ground-and-pound) (R1, 3:41)

Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Ali Isaev def. Kelvin Tiller via unanimous decision (20-16, 20-17, 20-17)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Rashid Yusupov def. Vinny Magalhaes via KO (punches) (R1, 2:46)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Jordan Johnson vs. Maxim Grishin ends in a draw (Johnson advances on judges decision)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Bozigit Ataev vs. Viktor Nemkov ends in a draw (Ataev advances on judges decision)

Light Heavyweight Quarter-Final

Emiliano Sordi def. Sigi Pesaleli via TKO (punches) (R1, 1:13)

*Barroso was forced to withdraw from the competition due to being ruled “not healthy enough to continue.” Nicholson was selected to take his spot in the heavyweight semifinals, but was also later ruled unfit to compete. Tiller was eventually chosen to return to the competition to face Rosholt