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PFL Europe Newcastle Results: Savannah Marshall gets impressive win in main event

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon18 June 2024

It was an unforgettable evening at Utilita Arena in Newcastle, England, this past Saturday as hometown hero Savannah Marshall (1-0) made a triumphant transition from boxing to MMA, securing a decisive victory over Mirela Vargas in a thrilling 4 minutes and 27 seconds of action.

Marshall, the reigning undisputed super-middleweight boxing champion, showcased her resilience against Vargas's takedowns and submission attempts, relying on her lightning-fast hand speed to prompt the referee's intervention amid a roaring crowd treated to a spectacle of mixed martial arts.

Post-fight, PFL athlete Claressa "The GWOAT" Shields entered the PFL SmartCage, hinting at a potential rematch with Marshall under MMA rules, stirring anticipation among fans.

In the co-main event, Dylan Tuke (8-4) secured a unanimous decision victory over Kane Mousah (14-7), utilizing his grappling prowess to control the bout and neutralize Mousah's potent offense.

Elsewhere on the main card, Jack Grant (20-8) stunned spectators with a dramatic slam that led to a first-round victory over Charlie Leary (17-14-1), earning him a spot in the PFL Europe Playoffs scheduled for September 28th at Glasgow's OVO Hydro.

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Lewis McGrillen (9-1) displayed a versatile MMA arsenal against Matiss Zaharovs (6-3), delivering a unanimous decision win to the delight of the Newcastle crowd.

Highlighting the evening's action, Shanelle Dyer (6-0) maintained her flawless record by dispatching Mariam Torchinava (9-3) in the first round with a series of devastating kicks, culminating in a fight-ending head kick.

Meanwhile, Ibragim Ibragimov (7-0), the promising UK talent from Dagestan, asserted his dominance with a swift victory over Josh Reed (13-9), securing an arm triangle submission in under a minute to reaffirm his rising status in the MMA ranks.

PFL Europe Newcastle Main Card Results:

  • Savannah Marshall (1-0) defeated Mirela Vargas (1-3) via TKO at 4:27 of round one
  • Dylan Tuke (8-4) defeated Kane Mousah (14-7) via unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 30-27)
  • Jack Grant (20-8) defeated Charlie Leary (17-14-1) via KO at :41 of round one – with the win, Grant advances to the he 2024 PFL Europe Welterweight Playoffs
  • Lewis McGrillen (9-1) defeated Matiss Zaharovs (6-3) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Shanelle Dyer (5-0) defeated Mariam Torchinava (9-3) via KO at 3:53 of round one - with the win, Dyer advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Playoffs

Preliminary Card Results:

  • Ibragim Ibragimov (7-0) defeated Josh Reed (13-9) via submission (head and arm triangle) at :50 of round one
  • Julien Lopez (135.4 lbs) defeated Dominique Wooding (135.7 lbs) via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 3:10 of round one – with the win, Lopez advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Bantamweight Playoffs
  • Karolina Wójcik (12-5) defeated Lizzy Gevers (3-2) via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3) – with the win, Wójcik advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Playoffs
  • Claudio Pacella (4-2) defeated Mark Ewen (5-1) via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
  • Khurshed Kakhorov (13-1) defeated Tuomas Grönvall (12-7-1) via KO at 1:11 of round three - with the win, Kakhorov advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Bantamweight Playoffs
  • Valentina Scatizzi (3-2) defeated Marie Loiseau (6-5) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – with the win, Scatizzi advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Women’s Flyweight Playoffs
  • Ben Woolliss (4-0) defeated Nikola Ivanovic (0-8) via TKO at 4:02 of round one
  • Alexander Luster (8-1) defeated Alperen Karabulut (10-4) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:59 of round one – with the win, Luster advances to the 2024 PFL Europe Bantamweight Playoffs 
  • Paulina Wiśniewska (3-0) defeated Dee Begley (4-6) via TKO at 3:08 of round two – with the win, Wiśniewska qualifies for the 2024 PFL Europe Playoffs

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