Ray Cooper III

Ray Cooper III def. Jason Ponet at 2021 PFL 2: Best photos

Check out the best shots from Ray Cooper III’s submission win over Jason Ponet at 2021 PFL 2 in Atlantic City, N.J. (Photos courtesy Ryan Loco–PFL)

2021 PFL 2 video: 2019 champ Ray Cooper III chokes out Jason Ponet

It looked like Jason Ponet may have found an early way to keep Ray Cooper III under control in their 2021 PFL 2 co-main event. Then standout wrestler Cooper (21-7-1) got tired of Ponet (20-13-1) trying to knee him in the midsection. He picked him up for a big...

PFL champion Ray Cooper III’s 2020 hit list includes Magomed Magomedkerimov, Rory MacDonald

Ray Cooper III has his eyes on multiple matchups for the upcoming PFL season. Cooper (20-7-1 MMA, 7-2-1 PFL) won the 2019 welterweight season, capturing the title and $1 million dollars. Heading into the semifinals, Cooper was matched up with Magomed Magomedkerimov, who beat him in the 2018 finals,...

Rolling deep: Ray Cooper III ready to reward those around him with PFL 2019 title

Ray Cooper III doesn’t want to let “it” happen again. In the 2018 PFL welterweight tournament, Cooper made his presence known on the national scene. A relative unknown, he worked his way through the regular season and into the playoffs. Eventually, Cooper worked his way to the PFL 2018...

It’s about family for Ray Cooper III entering PFL welterweight final for second straight year

nt" LAS VEGAS – For the second straight year, Ray Cooper III is headed to the PFL welterweight final. After what he called a “slow start” in his night-opening draw Friday night against Sadibou Sy (8-5-2), Cooper (19-7-1) advanced to the second round via tiebreaker to face Magomed Magomedkerimov....

Kayla Harrison returns at PFL 2019, Week 4; several other fights announced

Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison makes her return to the cage on July 11. Harrison, the 2012 and 2016 gold winner at 78 kg, will face Morgan Frier in a lightweight regular-season matchup at PFL 2019, Week 4, which will be an ESPN+ and ESPN 2-broadcast card...

PFL championship preview: Ray Cooper III, Magomed Magomedkerimov battle for $1 million at welterweight

nt" On Dec. 31, the Professional Fighters League host its first championship card, where six season titles are on the line, not to mention six prizes of $1 million each. Today, courtesy of the PFL, we look at the welterweight final, where Ray Cooper III (17-4) takes on Magomed...

Ray Cooper III vs. Pavel Kusch headlines PFL 6 in Atlantic City; Kayla Harrison returns

The full lineup is now set for PFL 6, which features the rebranded promotion’s first trip to Atlantic City and a welterweight headliner between Ray Cooper III and Pavel Kusch. The promotion today made official the full fight card for the event, which takes place Aug. 16 at Ocean...

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