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PFL Europe results: Controversy in Paris as referee waives off Cedric Doumbe and Baki main event

PFL Paris main event between Cedric Doumbe and Baissangour “Baki” Chamsoudinov ended in the third round after a bizarre referee stoppage.

Both Frenchmen had their moments during the opening two frames, with referee Marc Goddard waving off the contest at 1:21 of round three after Doumbe seemed to signal a problem with his foot.

After the fight, it appeared there was a very small piece of glass lodged in Doumbe's left toe. Baki was ultimately handed a TKO win though both competitors made it clear they would like a rematch.

In the evening’s co-main event, Abdoul Abdouraguimov showcased his impressive grappling and submission skills over the course of 15 minutes against a very formidable Jack Grant.

In the end, ‘The Lazy King’ got the nod from the judges’ scorecards and earned a split decision win, his third win under the PFL banner.

Kicking off the 2024 PFL Europe regular season at welterweight, Florim Zendeli advanced with a first-round submission win and will await the winner of an upcoming bout that will be decided at the next PFL Europe event in Newcastle on June 8. 

Meanwhile, Daniele Miceli earned his second straight submission finish, clinching a Playoff spot against France’s Ibrahima Mane, who won a closely contested split decision against his Dutch opponent, Chequina Noso Pedro.

At lightweight, the PFL Europe Regular Season saw multiple stoppages in the opening frame. Bellator veteran Daniele Scatizzi needed less than two minutes to advance and Connor Hughes secured a knockout a mere 73 seconds into his matchup.

In further action, 2023 PFL Europe Champion Jakub Kaszuba remained undefeated with a unanimous decision victory over Bellator veteran Kane Mousah and Spain’s Ignacio Capella stopped his opponent with a perfectly timed uppercut to punch his ticket to the Playoffs.

Looking ahead, Kaszuba will look to go back-to-back when he faces SBG Ireland’s Scatizzi in the 2024 Playoffs, while Hughes will meet Capella with a shot at the 2024 PFL Europe Lightweight Championship in the balance.

 

PFL Europe Paris Results

Welterweight Main Event
Baissangour "Baki" Chamsoudinov (9-0) defeated Cedric "The Best" Doumbe (5-1) via TKO 1:21 of round three 

Welterweight Co-Main Event
Abdoul Abdouraguimov (18-1) defeated Jack Grant (19-8) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

Welterweight Regular Season Bout
Ibrahima Mane (14-4) defeated Chequina Noso Pedro (8-4) via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Lightweight Regular Season Bout
Ignacio Capella (8-1) defeated Yazid Chouchane (10-5) via knockout (punch) at 2:31 of round two

Lightweight Regular Season Bout
Jakub Kaszuba (12-0) defeated Kane Mousah (14-5) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Welterweight Regular Season Bout
Daniele Miceli (12-5) defeated Yassin Najid (9-5) via technical submission (von flue choke) at :27 of round one

Heavyweight Showcase Bout
Islem Masraf (3-0) defeated Mickael Groguhe (3-1) via knockout (head kick) at :10 of round one

Lightweight Showcase Bout
Patrick Habirora (2-0) defeated Claudio Pacella (3-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Lightweight Regular Season Bout
Connor Hughes (9-1) defeated Anatolij Baalvia (10-4-1) via knockout (strikes) at 1:13 of round one

Lightweight Regular Season Bout
Daniele Scatizzi (13-7) defeated Alex Chizov (10-3) via submission (heel hook) at 1:59 of round one

Welterweight Regular Season Bout
Florim Zendeli (8-1-1) defeated Tomasz Langowski (6-5) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:11 of round one

Middleweight Showcase Bout
Kevin Del (5-6) defeated Younes Najid (6-6) via submission (kneebar) at 1:10 of round one

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