Hawaii MMA News: Ray Cooper III bag the Unanimous Decision win against Nikolay Aleksakhin at PFL 5 yesterday at the Atlantic City New Jersey
Pearl City, Hawaii – Ray Cooper iii advances his position to PFL Playoffs after his magnificent win over the Russian Nikolay Aleksakhin.
Ray Cooper III (22-7-1) won a unanimous (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) decision over Russia’s Nikolai Aleksakhin (24-6-0 with one no-contest)
Although missing weight on the PFL Ceremonial Weighins, we believe that Ray Cooper iii needed that extra pound to win over the much bulkier and taller opponent Aleksakhin.
Ray cooper iii was much more focused. Cooper has answers to Aleksakhin’s every move, always one straight forward.
Definitely proving to be the “BEST WRESTLER IN THE WORLD” Cooper landed takedowns and slams the bigger guy Nikolay Aleksakhin.
In the co-main, Ray Cooper III (22-7-1) won a unanimous (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) decision over Russia’s Nikolai Aleksakhin (24-6-0 with one no-contest) to move on. Joao (The Brazilian Samurai) Zeferino and Russia’s Magomed Magomedkerimov, the PFL’s 2018 welterweight champion, also advanced.
Ray Cooper will face Rory MacDonald in the Semi-finals PFL Playoffs 5
MacDonald will face second-seeded Cooper, who won the PFL welterweight division in 2019, in the Aug. 19 semifinals while No. 1 Zeferino (26-9-0) takes on No. 4 Magomedkerimov (27-5-0).