HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Movlid Khaybulaev is fighting for something bigger than athletic glory.

The unbeaten featherweight qualified to the 2021 PFL 145-pound final, defeating Brendan Loughnane in a decision in the main event of Friday’s 2021 PFL Playoffs 3. Khaybulaev (18-0-1) outpointed Loughnane in a split decision, winning 30-27, 28-29, and 29-28 on the judges’ scorecards.

The 2021 PFL Playoffs 3 took place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The main card aired on ESPN 2 and ESPN+ with the prelims exclusively on ESPN+.

2021 PFL Playoffs 3 results: Movlid Khaybulaev outpoints Brendan Loughnane, advances to final

Video: Watch the 2021 PFL Playoffs 3 post-fight press conference

Watch Khaybulaev in the video above talk about his win over Loughnane, the scoring of the fight, carrying the legacy of the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in PFL, and his final bout against Cris Wade on Oct. 27.

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