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Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamauchi put up a great fight in PFL 3 results

PFL 3 took place on April 29, 2024, and there was one fight in particular that produced some results that could be of interest to wrestling fans. Goiti Yamauchi and Neiman Gracie are both fantastic MMA grapplers and their exciting styles always made them want to put on a show. They both made their PFL debuts in this opening round of the welterweight edition of the promotion’s 2024 season. Not only were they eager to get off to a good start in a brand new cage, but there was also a lot of history in the fight. Yamauchi actually defeated Gracie back in 2022, when he knocked him out in the second round of the Bellator 284 Main Event.

It was clear from the start of the fight that Neiman Gracie wanted to take the fight to the ground, and also clear that Goiti Yamauchi had no intention of making him mandatory. Aside from a brief flying armbar attempt, the story in the first round was Yamauchi keeping the fight going, winning the majority of the striking exchanges. The second round was much more even and Gracie landed some good shots, but he still couldn’t get the fight to the ground. Yamauchi was allowed to go again on the final lap and although Gracie finally landed on the ground, he was on the bottom with very little time to work. The clock ran out with Yamauchi on top in Gracie’s half guard and he had his hands raised by the judges, putting two of the three rounds on their scorecards.

PFL 3 Full Results

Magomed Umalatov defeats Andrey Koreshkov via Decision – Unanimously (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Brendan Loughnane defeats Pedro Carvalho via technical knockout Bumps (Round 1, 1:26)

Shamil Musaev defeats Logan Storley via KO – Bumps (Round 2, 0:27)

Gabriel Alves Braga defeats Justin Gonzalez via KO – Punch (Round 1, 4:59)

Goiti Yamauchi def. Neiman Gracie via Decision – Unanimously (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Kai Kamaka III def. Bubba Jenkins via Decision – Unanimously (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Adam Borics defeated Enrique Barzola via Decision Unanimously (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Timur Khizriev def. Brett Johns via Decision – Unanimously (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Murad Ramazanov defeats Laureano Staropoli via Submission – Rear-naked choke (Round 1, 4:06)

Don Madge defeats Brennan Ward via Submission – Rear-naked choke (Round 1, 1:02)

Tyler Diamond def. Otto Rodrigues via Decision – Unanimous (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Thad Jean defeats Romain Debienne via KO – Bumps (Round 1, 2:07)

Some highlights of the rematch between Goiti Yamauchi and Neiman Gracie on PFL 3 have been uploaded to the official promotion page Tweet account: