Magalhaes and Grishin both earned their way to the top of the initial standings by winning their first fights by first-round stoppage. In PFL’s formula, wins inside the distance are weighted, the earlier in the fight the better. Magalhaes choked out Australia’s Jamie Abdallah in the first round at PFL 2 in June, while Grishin defeated Jason Butcher at the same event in a strange-looking finish wherein Grishin rocked his man with a combo that caused him to stumble and injure his own ankle.
The PFL regular season will continue to run through August, with the playoffs scheduled to begin in October.
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