Sadibou Sy and Dilano Taylor collided at the PFL Championships for the welterweight crown.
The welterweight playoffs saw Sadibou Sy and Dilano Taylor meet at the PFL Championships. For Taylor, it was a chance at a star-making performance, and for Sy, it was one last chance to prove his championship merit. That could explain why Taylor came out sprinting and Sy kept his distance to start the first round.
Taylor started out setting the pace, attempting to control the center of the ring and forcing Sy up against the cage wall. Despite this, Sy would hold the striking advantage in a round that was considerably less exciting compared to the Omari Akhmedov and Rob Wilkinson fight.
The second round started off with the two men throwing low kicks across the first minute. The action didn’t really change much, with both men showing a healthy respect for one another, though there was a clinch that lasted a while from Taylor to Sy.
Taylor tried to lead off the third round with a takedown, but Sy was able to stuff it, keeping the fight standing. After a lot of leg kicks, Sy would keep the advantage going, closing out the third round arguably up three rounds to none.
The fourth round would see Taylor throwing and landing more strikes, forcing Sy back over the first two minutes of the fight. Taylor poured on the strikes and threw some big kicks at Sy’s head, and while Taylor may have won the round, he clearly needs a finish.
The final round didn’t see much action at all, with both men significantly tapering off with the number of strikes. The fight ended with a chorus of boos, with Sy seemingly believing he won the fight.
Sy would get the win, 49-46 on all three-judges cards to win via unanimous decision.
Sadibou Sy finally wins the welterweight prize at the PFL Championships
Sadibou Sy finally won the PFL welterweight championship after competing in all four seasons that the PFL has existed. The new welterweight champion was far from exciting but his style netted him the welterweight crown and a cool $1 million.