BRENDAN LOUGHNANE is thru to the Skilled Fighters League’s dramatic $1million winner-take-all last.
The featherweight beat bitter rival Chris Wade within the semi-final on the Copper Field over three rounds.
He now faces one other American in Bubba Jenkins, 34, the place a win earns him the PFL title belt and life-changing $1m prize cheque.
Loughnane advised Mike Owens Media: “That is in all probability the most effective opponent that I’ve beat.
“That ought to put me proper up there on the planet rankings. It was nearly perception tonight.
“Within the final two fights, I don’t know who that man was in there, and I began to assume, ‘F***ing hell, have I misplaced it? Who’s that man?’
“And I come out with a world’s greatest efficiency, the most effective efficiency of my life. I’m so completely happy.”
The PFL is MMA’s solely league format, which consists of qualification and knockout rounds.
Stars in every weight have two playoff bouts, the place factors are earned per technique of victory.
The highest 4 then progress into the playoffs, that are made up of a semis and last.
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Loughnane, 32, and Wade, 34, took unhealthy blood into the grudge match and got here face-to-face at SunSport’s HQ.
However it’s Wade who travels again to America having conceded bragging rights.
Loughnane mentioned: “I truly didn’t like Chris Wade, (however) he’s obtained to return to his household.
“The struggle is finished now, and I truly really feel sorry for him now, seeing how upset he was.
“He’s a world-class fighter and sadly considered one of us needed to lose.”