The welterweights and lightweights will compete for spots in the PFL finals taking place later this year.
MacDonald will be making his third appearance in the PFL cage after going 1-1 in his first two fights for the promotion with his most recent outing ending a highly controversial decision loss to Gleison Tibaue. He’ll now look to take out a former PFL champion in Cooper, who was 2-0 during the regular season in 2021.
UFC and boxing veteran Clay Collard will also compete on the main card as he takes on Rausch Manfio while Loik Radzhabov and Alexander Martinez will clash in the other lightweight semifinal. The winner of those two fights will then meet in the PFL finals.
Fresh off his win over MacDonald earlier this year, Tibau will also compete on Aug. 13 as he faces off with Sadibou Sy in a welterweight bout on the prelims.
Here’s the full card for the PFL Playoff 1 card on Aug. 13 with the main card airing on ESPN2
Rory MacDonald vs. Ray Cooper III
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino
Clay Collard vs. Raush Manfio
Loik Radzhabov vs. Alexander Martinez
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Natan Schult vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Sadibou Sy vs. Gleison Tibau
Kyron Brown vs. Michael Lombardo