Everything you need to know about PFL 3's fight card including results, highlights and recaps.
The first leg of the 2023 Professional Fighters League season concludes tonight with the PFL lightweights and welterweights kicking off their season with PFL 3 at the Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.
The main event of the evening will see last year's PFL lightweight champion Olivier Aubin-Mercier welcoming fellow UFC veteran Shane Burgos to the PFL cage.
Aubin-Mercier enters on a six-fight win streak. Last season saw OAM earn decision wins over Natan Schulte and Raush Manfio in the regular season before a decision win over Alex Martinez in the semifinals and a second-round knockout of Stevie Ray in the finals.
This will be the PFL debut for Burgos, who left the UFC as a ranked lightweight contender in free agency last year. Burgos had been scheduled to make his PFL debut at the PFL's inaugural pay-per-view in November last year but was forced out of the bout due to an injury.
Burgos will enter this fight off back-to-back decision wins over Billy Quarantillo and Charles Jourdain.
The co-main event will also be a lightweight contest, as Clay Collard takes on Yamato Nishikawa. The featured welterweight contest sees Carlos Leal take on David Zawada.
Heavyweights Cezar Ferreira and Denis Goltsov will also duke it out on this card.
Take note that there will be no prelims. The five-fight main card will air prior to a seven-fight post-lim card.
This story will be updated live throughout the night.
PFL 3 live results [UPDATED]
PFL 3: Olivier Aubin-Mercier Main Card (ESPN/ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Shane Burgos
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeated Shane Burgos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
RECAP: The streak of UFC fighters losing their PFL debut continues when Aubin-Mercier secured a dominant decision win over Burgos.
Clay Collard vs. Yamato Nishikawa
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Clay Collard defeated Yamato Nishikawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
RECAP: It was another classic Clay Collard boxing clinic and there were absolutely no complaints.
Cezar Ferreira vs. Denis Goltsov
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Denis Goltsov defeated Cezar Ferreira via KO, Round 1 - 2:07
RECAP: Another quick six! Goltsov easily TKO's replacement Ferreira in the only heavyweight fight on the card.
Carlos Leal vs. David Zawada
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Carlos Leal Miranda defeated David Zawada via TKO, Round 1 - 2:25
RECAP: It's going to be one of those nights. The seconf fight of the night ended in the second first-round TKO finish when Miranda stoppes Zawada with strikes.
Magomed Umalatov vs. Dilano Taylor
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Magomed Umalatov defeated Dilano Taylor via KO, Round 1 - 1:31
RECAP: It didn't take long for Umalatov to land a perfectly timed right hand that dropped Taylor who was then finished with stirkes in the very first round. Umalatov earns six points with the win.
PFL 3: Olivier Aubin-Mercier Postlim Card (ESPN2/ESPN+, 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT)
Sadibou Sy vs. Jarrah Al-Silawi
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Sadibou Sy defeated Jarrah Al-Silawi via TKO, Round 2 - 1:14
Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Ben Egli
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Magomed Magomedkerimov defeated Ben Egli via TKO, Round 1 - 1:03
Natan Schulte vs. Stevie Ray
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Natan Schulte defeated Stevie Ray via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Raush Manfio vs. Alexander Martinez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Raush Manfio defeated Alexander Martinez via decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Shane Mitchell vs. Nayib Lopez
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Nayib Lopez Miranda defeated Shane Mitchell via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Bruno Miranda vs. Ahmed Amir
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Bruno Miranda defeated Ahmed Amir via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Zach Juusola vs. Brandon Jenkins
OFFICIAL RESULTS: Zach Juusola defeated Brandon Jenkins via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
RECAP: The fight of the night winner was a non-tournament bout when two absolute warriors threw down for three rounds.