WASHINGTON,DC - October 20, 2018: The Serbian welterweight, Began Velickovic (cq), before the start of his match with Abubakar Nurmagomedov (cq). Velickovic would lose the fight, but would advance to the semifinals when Nurmagomedov was unable to fight after breaking his hand during their bout.
The Professional Fighters League playoffs were held at the new Entertainment and Sports in arena in Southeast DC. Middleweights and welterweights moved from the quarterfinals through the semifinals by fighting two fights in one night and will compete for a $1 million prize in the championships on New Year's Eve in New York City. (AndrÃ© Chung for ESPN