Sadibou Sy vs. Dilano Taylor
These two welterweights are going to put on one exciting fight if you’re a fan of the ground game. They have attempted a combined 22 takedown attempts across their fights during the PFL 2022 season.
Dilano Taylor is a 25-year-old from Dani Beach, Florida, with all eyes on him. He’s 10-2, has only had one loss in the PFL, to Magomed Magomedkerimov, and is someone with a huge upside. He’s even the man who retired Rory MacDonald and did so in the first round. A feat that not many can do. It should be noted though that Taylor is here only due to Magomed Umalatov having to pull out of the tournament, so he needs to take care of this golden opportunity. Umalatov is undefeated and a rising prospect and with Taylor now taking his spot, that means that Taylor will have the chance to cement his name as a top guy in the PFL and possibly set up a super-fight of sorts with Umalatov.
For Sadibou Sy, the 35-year-old is finally in a position to win it all. In 2021 and 2019, Sy made the PFL playoffs, but in each of the last two tournaments, he failed to move to the championship round. If Taylor is the future, then Sy may be the past. He’s running out of time to win a title, but he has had a strong showing so far in 2022. He’s undefeated on the season, beating Nikolay Aleksakhin, Rory MacDonald, and Carlos Leal Miranda in succession, and is every bit the talent needed to win it all.
PREDICTION: Dilano Taylor wins via decision