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PFL Europe Season Commences with Spectacular Night of Action in Paris

LockerRoom Team
08 March 2024

The 2024 PFL Europe season got off to a thrilling start with an unforgettable evening of fights at the Accor Arena in Paris, witnessed by a capacity crowd.

The headline bout featured a highly anticipated French clash between Cédric "The Best" Doumbé and Baissangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov, culminating in a dramatic third-round stoppage by referee Marc Goddard at 1:21. Despite both fighters showcasing their skills in the opening rounds, Doumbé emerged victorious, sparking talks of a potential rematch between the two competitors.

In the co-main event, Abdoul Abdouraguimov displayed his exceptional grappling prowess against a formidable Jack Grant, securing a split decision win after an intense 15-minute battle. The victory marked Abdouraguimov's third triumph under the PFL banner.

The welterweight division saw Florim Zendeli advance with a first-round submission victory, setting the stage for future matchups to be decided at the upcoming PFL Europe event in Newcastle on June 8.

Elsewhere, Daniele Miceli secured his Playoff spot with a second consecutive submission finish, while Ibrahima Mane claimed a hard-fought split decision victory over Chequina Noso Pedro.

In the lightweight division, the PFL Europe Regular Season witnessed several early stoppages. Daniele Scatizzi, a Bellator veteran, wasted no time in securing his advancement with a victory in under two minutes, while Connor Hughes delivered a knockout just 73 seconds into his matchup.

Further action saw 2023 PFL Europe Champion Jakub Kaszuba maintain his unbeaten record with a unanimous decision win over Bellator veteran Kane Mousah, while Spain’s Ignacio Capella secured a Playoff spot with a well-timed uppercut stoppage.

Looking ahead, Kaszuba is set to face SBG Ireland’s Scatizzi in the 2024 Playoffs, while Hughes will square off against Capella with the opportunity to compete for the 2024 PFL Europe Lightweight Championship on the line.

Complete PFL Europe Paris Results:

Welterweight Main Event: Baissangour "Baki" Chamsoudinov (9-0) defeated Cedric "The Best" Doumbe (5-1) via TKO 1:21 of round three 

Welterweight Co-Main Event: Abdoul Abdouraguimov (18-1) defeated Jack Grant (19-8) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Ibrahima Mane (14-4) defeated Chequina Noso Pedro (8-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Lightweight Regular Season: Ignacio Capella (8-1) defeated Yazid Chouchane (10-5) via knockout (punch) at 2:31 of round two

Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Jakub Kaszuba (12-0) defeated Kane Mousah (14-5) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Daniele Miceli (12-5) defeated Yassin Najid (9-5) via technical submission (von flue choke) at :27 of round one

Heavyweight Showcase Bout: Islem Masraf (3-0) defeated Mickael Groguhe (3-1) via knockout (head kick) at :10 of round one

Lightweight Showcase Bout: Patrick Habirora (2-0) defeated Claudio Pacella (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Connor Hughes (9-1) defeated Anatolij Baalvia (10-4-1) via knockout (strikes) at 1:13 of round one

Lightweight Regular Season Bout: Daniele Scatizzi (13-7) defeated Alex Chizov (10-3) via submission (heel hook) at 1:59 of round one

Welterweight Regular Season Bout: Florim Zendeli (8-1-1) defeated Tomasz Langowski (6-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of round one

Middleweight Showcase Bout: Kevin Del (5-6) defeated Younes Najid (6-6) via submission (kneebar) at 1:10 of round one

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