Sean O\u2019Connell Retired Following TKO Win Over BJJ Black Belt Vinny Magalhaes, Champs Rewarded With Monstrous Payouts The PFL (Professional Fighters League) 11 was held on December 31st, 2018, inside Madison Square Garden\u2019s Hulu Theatre, in New York, New York. It aired on NBCSN. Six champions were rewarded with $1 million checks for winning the tournaments in their divisions. Sean O\u2019Connell (23-10 MMA) defeated the former Titan FC and M-1 Global champion Vinny Magalhaes (28-10 MMA) to win PFL Light Heavyweight title. As soon as the fight was finished, this\u00a0radio host and PFL broadcaster announced his retirement from MMA. It was a typical striker Vs grappler match. In the first round, O\u2019Connell was punching his rival like a pro. Despite Magalhaes made to take the fight to the ground at one moment, he couldn't finish his opponent. Sean O'Connell was surprisingly good on the canvas. \u201cPezao\u201d threatened with leg submissions, but O\u2019Connell slipped away. The American oddly engaged in grappling situations with his opponent and survived until the end of the round. https:\/\/twitter.com\/ProFightLeague\/status\/1079932004437815297 Vinny Magalhaes looked seriously gassed in the second round. His takedown attempts were too slow. "Pezao" was unable to trade shots with his rival due to a lack of stamina. O\u2019Connell\u2019s distance was simply world-class, just as his punches. https:\/\/twitter.com\/ProFightLeague\/status\/1079932846733737985 But everything changed in the third round. \u201cThe Real OC\u201d cracked his opponent with a series of dangerous punches. Magalhaes was exhausted, and even looked funny. He repeatedly flopped to his back after unsuccessful takedown attempts. But Sean O'Connell\u00a0didn't buy that, and showed him to get up every time. Vinny Magalhaes attempted a desperate armbar at the end of the third round but missed it. https:\/\/twitter.com\/ProFightLeague\/status\/1079934142798856192 At the break between 3rd and 4th round, Magalhaes informed his coach that he can't continue the fight because of an injury. The match was stopped, and the referee claimed Sean O'Connell winner via TKO (doctor stoppage). Read Sean O'Connell's post-fight statement below. (h\/t MMAJunkie.com) \u201cThere\u2019s no better time to walk away,\u201d O\u2019Connell said during his post-fight interview with Carolyn Pierce. \u201cIn front of my friends and family in an iconic arena. I\u2019m moving on. This is the last time you\u2019ll see me competing, but I\u2019m never leaving this sport.\u201d Here are is the list of all PFL 11 results: \tSean O\u2019Connell def. Vinny Magalhaes via TKO (corner stoppage) \u2013 Round 3, 5:00 \tKayla Harrison def. Moriel Charneski via TKO (punches) \u2013 Round 1, 3:39 \tNatan Schulte def. Rashid Magomedov via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) \u2013 to win Lightweight title \tLance Palmer def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision (50-43, 50-45, 49-46) \u2013 to win Featherweight title \tLouis Taylor def. Abusupiyan Magomedov via knockout (punch) \u2013 Round 1, 0:33 \u2013 to win Middleweight title What do you think of Sean O\u2019Connell performance? What a great way to finish an MMA career!