PFL Playoffs: Dilano Taylor dominates, drops Rory MacDonald in under 4 minutes (Video)

A short-notice fight against a former MMA welterweight champion ends up being fairly easy work for Dilano Taylor, as he takes out Rory MacDonald in the PFL Playoffs

Stepping in on just mere days’ notice has now paid off wonders for Dilano Taylor, as he pulls off a highlight, first-round finish of welterweight veteran Rory MacDonald in the PFL Playoffs to advance to the PFL welterweight championship fight in November.

Taylor will next do battle with Sadibou Sy, who defeated Carlos Leal in his own semifinal bout.

Dilano Taylor goes from short-notice step up to championship finalist with finish of Rory MacDonald in PFL Playoffs

The two battled in close at the start, with Taylor scoring a takedown on MacDonald and holding him on the ground for a couple of minutes. As the two got back to their feet in the center, Taylor continued to have control in the striking battle.

A powerful right hand dropped MacDonald before Taylor finished him off with ground-and-pound.

PFL Playoffs: Rory MacDonald vs. Dilano Taylor takes place on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, live from Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales. Follow along with FanSided MMA for all your news and highlights.