The next batch of quarterfinal and semifinal bouts in the PFL playoffs take place Saturday at PFL 9. This week’s card features the light heavyweight and lightweight divisions.

Like last week’s PFL 8 event, the card opens with the quarterfinal and alternate bouts. Those 10 matchups are scheduled for two rounds apiece. The four semifinal matchups at the top of the event are three-round affairs.

If forced to pick a “must see” bout in the round of eight, that contest is the lightweight matchup between two ex-UFC combatants Will Brooks and Rashid Magomedov. While neither man scored a finish during the regular season, they are two talented fighters with a wealth of experience between them.

In the light heavyweight division, Vinny Magalhaes rolled through the regular season. Magalhaes put in less than one full round of work on his way to securing the No. 1 seed with two stoppage wins. He meets Rakim Cleveland, who scored a doctor stoppage TKO victory in his first regular-season contest.

PFL 9 takes place at Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, Calif. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook Watch.

Here are five reasons to watch the event.

1. Quick, fast and in a hurry

Vinny Magalhaes fights Brandon Halsey at PFL 5

Vinny Magalhaes fights Brandon Halsey at PFL 5. (PFL)

Magalhaes should be well rested heading into his quarterfinal bout against Cleveland. Magalhaes, the No. 1 seed in the light heavyweight playoffs, put in a little more than three minutes of work during the two-fight regular season. He scored a submission win over Jamie Abdallah in his opening bout and followed that with a TKO victory over former Bellator middleweight champion Brandon Halsey. Cleveland, a heavy-handed striker, secured the No. 8 seed with a TKO win over Rashid Yusupov in his first regular season bout. Maxim Grishin submitted Cleveland in his second PFL contest.

Cleveland (19-10-1) has more MMA experience than Magalhaes (16-9), but that knowledge will be meaningless if the fight goes to the ground. Cleveland has five submission losses on his record, and none of the fighters who forced him to tap had the grappling talent possessed by Magalhaes.

Cleveland was in deep water on the ground when he faced Yusupov, but he was able to avoid tapping to a rear-naked choke in that bout. He made some good adjustments in the second round of that fight, which ended when Yusupov could not answer the bell to start the third stanza. The difference in this matchup is that Cleveland’s not likely to get the opportunity to get an opportunity to change his strategy if Magalhaes manages to get him to the ground.

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