PFL 1 Results & Highlights: Andre Harrison Logs Dominant Performance in a Night of Finishes

Former World Series of Fighting champion Andre Harrison logged a dominant performance on Thursday at PFL 1 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.  Week 1 of the 2018 regular season featured heavyweights and featherweights in a night filled with finishes. 

Harrison defeated Jumabieke Tuerxun by unanimous decision in a one-sided fight in his quest to win $1 million.  He picked Tuerxun apart on the feet and grounded and pounded his way to a clear-cut victory.

Former World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Lance Palmer scored a second-round finish against Bekbulat Magomedov in the co-main event.  Palmer utilized his wrestling to put Magomedov on his back and secured a rear-naked choke to earn 5 points in the season standings. 

Former WSOF featherweight champion Alexandre de Almeida, who lost the title to Palmer, made quick work of Lee Coville.  He submitted Coville by armbar in just over a minute in the opening round.  With the win, Almeida is tied for the lead in the featherweight season standings. 

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Heavyweights Kelvin Tiller, Jack May and Francimar Barroso all scored first round knockouts to create a three-way tie in the heavyweight season standings. 

Season standings after PFL 1:

Featherweight:

  1. Alexandre Almeida: 6
  2. Steven Siler: 6
  3. Lance Palmer: 5
  4. Andre Harrison: 3
  5. Nazareno Malegarie: 3
  6. Timur Valiev: 3
  7. Jumabieke Tuerxun: 0
  8. Bekbulat Magomedov: 0
  9. Marcos Galvao: 0
  10. Magomed Idrisov: 0
  11. Lee Coville: 0
  12. Max Coga: 0

Heavyweight:

  1. Kelvin Tiller: 6
  2. Jack May: 6
  3. Francimar Barroso: 6
  4. Alex Nicholson: 5
  5. Jared Rosholt: 3
  6. Jake Heun: 0
  7. Aldrin Istrefi: 0
  8. Josh Copeland:0
  9. Caio Alencar: 0
  10. Daniel Gallemore: 0

PFL 1 Full Results:

  • Francimar Barroso def. Daniel Gallemore by TKO at 3:57, Round 1
  • Alexandre Almeida def. Lee Coville by submission (armbar) at 1:22, Round 1
  • Steven Siler def. Magomed Idrisov by submission (triangle choke) at 4:19, Round 1
  • Kelvin Tiller def. Calo Alencar by KO (punch) at 3:34, Round 1
  • Nazareno Malegarie def. Marcos Galvao by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jake Rosholt def. Valdrin Istrefi by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 29-28)
  • Alex Nicholson def. Jake Heun by KO (flying knee) at 0:58, Round 2
  • Timur Vallev def. Max Coga by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Lance Palmer def. Bekbulat Magomedov by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:21, Round 2
  • Andre Harrison def. Jumabieke Tuerxun by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Jack May def. Josh Copeland by TKO (strikes) at 4:30, Round 1