In 2018, Ray Cooper III lost the Professional Fighters League Welterweight Championship fight. Today, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he won the PFL Welterweight Championship and $1 million dollars.

Cooper (20-7-1) fought David Michaud (18-6-0) and won at the 2:56 mark of the second round via technical knockout. Cooper threw a heavy punch to Michaud's torso, which sent Michaud to the ground. Cooper finished him off with some heavy punches.

"We did what we said we were going to do, lay it all on the line and try to knock each other out," said Cooper III.