Carlos Leal takes relieve of an uncharacteristically restful Ray Cooper III, scores unanimous decision utilize at PFL 3
Carlos Leal continues his momentum and scores likely the best utilize of his MMA career up to now, defeating the 2-time defending PFL welterweight champion, Ray Cooper III, within the co-foremost occasion of PFL 3.
Leal, who has now won 11 straight, wasn’t in trouble for a second, as he took relieve of a reputedly fatigued and injured Cooper, who passed over weight for this bout by over 5 pounds.
PFL 3: Carlos Leal scores one-sided victory over defending PFL welterweight champion Ray Cooper III
Leal — who won the Welterweight Monumental Prix at LFA 112 and earned a PFL contract via the PFL Challenger Sequence — changed into the busier fighter within the outlet round, with Cooper barely throwing mighty at all.
That persevered into the second body, a round wherein Leal did reasonably loads of stuffing Cooper III’s attempts to struggle to success. Leal did noticeable injure to the head and body of Cooper whereas on the ground — and virtually keep the fight away with a choke.
Leal persevered to batter Cooper on the toes within the third round, but Cooper managed to now not be stopped. With a pair of minute left within the fight, Cooper threw some desperate energy photography that disturbed Leal rapidly, but it changed into removed from passable.
The judges scored the contest in Leal’s prefer, 30-26, 30-27 and 29-27.