Omari Akhmedov secures last place with a win over Josh Silveira

It was a lackluster affair, but Omari Akhmedov advances to the light heavyweight finals of the 2022 PFL season with a win over Josh Silveira.

The 2022 PFL The light heavyweight championship is now firmly in place as Omari Akhmedov made it pretty easy for Josh Silveira to secure the last spot in the finals.

Akhmedov will meet Rob Wilkinsonthe competition‘s No. 1 seed, who scored a win earlier in the evening to advance into the title fight.

PFL Playoffs: Omari Akhmedov decides over Josh Silveira to face Rob Wilkinson for light heavyweight championship

The opening round between the two was fairly quiet and lacking in action, with the most notable event being a takedown by Akhmedov. Silveira tried to use his grappling and wrestle with Akhmedov in the second round, but his offensive performance just didn’t seem to be there. Achmedov was clearly the busier fighter.

Even if a finish was needed, Silveira just couldn’t get into second gear as it was Akhmedov who also made the third press. Silveira got a takedown in the final seconds of the fight but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Akhmedov received nods on all three judges’ scorecards, with two 30-27 and one 29-28.

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John Verrall

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