Loughnane
vs.
Khaybulaev
Wade
vs.
Jenkins
Junior
vs.
Sordi
Ferreira
vs.
Hamlet
MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 131-80

Loughnane
(55%)

Jenkins
(72%)

Junior
(58%)

Ferreira
(64%)
John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 135-76

Loughnane

Jenkins

Junior

Ferreira
Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 133-78

Loughnane

Jenkins

Sordi

Ferreira
Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 130-81
2018 Champion

Loughnane

Jenkins

Sordi

Ferreira
Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 128-83
2020 Champion

Khaybulaev

Jenkins

Junior

Hamlet
Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 127-84

Khaybulaev

Jenkins

Junior

Hamlet
Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: 126-85

Khaybulaev

Jenkins

Junior

Ferreira
Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2021: 125-86
2014 Champion

Khaybulaev

Wade

Junior

Ferreira
Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2021: 123-88

Loughnane

Jenkins

Junior

Ferreira
Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 122-89

Loughnane

Jenkins

Sordi

Ferreira
George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 121-90

Loughnane

Wade

Sordi

Ferreira
Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
2021: 120-91

Loughnane

Jenkins

Junior

Ferreira
Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 119-92
2017 Champion

Loughnane

Wade

Sordi

Ferreira
Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
2021: 53-42

Khaybulaev

Jenkins

Junior

Hamlet

The PFL returns this week with its last of three straight weeks of semifinal fights.

2021 PFL Playoffs 3 takes place Thursday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The main card airs on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, No. 1 featherweight seed Brendan Loughnane (21-3) takes on No. 4 Movlid Khaybulaev (17-0-1). Although the unbeaten Khaybulaev is a -150 favorite at Tipico, Loughnane has an 8-5 lead in the picks from our 13 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.

In the co-feature, No. 2 featherweight seed Chris Wade (19-6) meets No. 3 Bubba Jenkins (16-4). Jenkins is a 2-1 favorite at the betting window and has a 10-3 rout in the picks.

Antonio Carlos Junior (11-5) is the No. 1 seed at light heavyweight against No. 4 Emiliano Sordi (23-8-1). Junior is a -175 favorite and has an 8-5 edge in the picks.

And to open the main card, No. 2 light heavyweight seed Cezar Ferreira (14-9) meets No. 3 Marthin Hamlet (7-2). Hamlet is a -160 favorite, but it’s Ferreira with a blowout in the picks at 10-3.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Loughnane (55 percent), Jenkins (72 percent), Junior (58 percent) and Ferreira (64 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

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