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MMA: Stevie Ray upsets Anthony Pettis to secure place in PFL semi-finals

Stevie Ray shocked Anthony Pettis to secure a place in the semi-finals of Professional Fighters League's lightweight tournament. Scotland's Ray rebounded from a tough first round against the former UFC champion to secure an eye-catching twister submission in the second. Ray needed a stoppage win at PFL 5 to progress...
Picture for MMA: Stevie Ray upsets Anthony Pettis to secure place in PFL semi-finals

Stevie Ray finishes Anthony Pettis to punch playoff ticket as upsets reign at PFL 5

ATLANTA -- Stevie Ray needed to finish former UFC champion Anthony Pettis on Friday in order to make the 2022 PFL playoffs. Well, mission accomplished for the 32-year-old veteran. Ray (24-10) punched his ticket to the PFL playoffs with a rare finishing move against Pettis. The Scottish fighter tapped Pettis...

Midnight Mania Highlights! Stevie Ray shocks Anthony Pettis with body triangle finish

Earlier tonight (Fri., June 24, 2022), Stevie Ray scored perhaps the biggest victory of his professional career when he tapped out Anthony Pettis. The fight began competitively, with Ray pressing through Pettis’ array of kicking offense. The two wrestled along the fence a good bit in the first, but it remained largely a stand up contest that saw both men land some clean blows.

Anthony Pettis among PFL semifinalists to compete at Garden on Aug. 5

Lightweights and light heavyweights will compete at the first of three Professional Fighters League playoff events, with tickets available for the fights at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden beginning at noon Friday. Lightweight semifinalists Anthony Pettis, Alexander Martinez and Olivier Aubin-Mercier already have qualified for the Friday, Aug. 5 playoff event along with light heavyweights Antonio Carlos Junior — the 2021 champion at 205 pounds — Rob Wilkinson, Omari Akhmedov and Delan Monte. The final slot in the 155-pound semis will go to 2021 season winner Raush Manfio, unless Stevie Ray can finish Pettis by 2:41 of the third round when the two face each other Friday night in Atlanta. The winners from each weight class’ semifinal bouts will meet in the fall as the PFL championship event, with division winners securing a $1 million prize. Ticket prices at the Hulu Theater range from $49 to $750.

Stevie Ray Submits Anthony Pettis With A Modified Body Lock! – PFL 5 Results (Highlights)

In the final lightweight bout of the 2022 PFL season, Anthony Pettis took on Stevie Ray. Both fighters took the center of the octagon after a touch of the gloves. Pettis opened the fight up with an axe kick. Flying knee from Pettis nearly connects. Pettis threw a step-in knee followed by a right hand. Ray misses with a left hand. A spinning heel kick connected to Ray’s body, and then Ray shot for a takedown which Pettis defended. Pettis reversed Ray and put him against the fence. 2:16 left in the round, and Ray shot for a takedown but missed. Ray landed a left hand that made Pettis lose his balance. Another 1-2 from Ray, and then he put Pettis against the fence. 37 seconds left, and Pettis tried for a clever trip, but Ray defended. Pettis threw a tornado kick to end the round.
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Bellator 282, PFL 5 preview show: Gegard Mousasi, Anthony Pettis headline busy weekend outside UFC

We’re getting spoiled this weekend, MMA fans. With big shows from Bellator and PFL (as well as BKFC 26), Friday night’s combat sports schedule is loaded. MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and Alexander K. Lee set the table for the upcoming MMA smorgasbord by previewing Friday’s non-UFC slate, headlined by Gegard Mousasi’s latest title defense, the next stage of Bellator’s bantamweight grand prix, and one of the best fights PFL can currently make. Is Gegard Mousasi destined for another statement performance? Will Danny Sabatello actually back up his words? What’s going on with the bizarre saga between Cat Zingano and Cris Cyborg, and has former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis finally found his footing in PFL?

PFL 5 weigh-in results: Anthony Pettis, Stevie Ray hit lightweight mark

Professional Fighters League (PFL) recently concluded its official weigh ins for the upcoming PFL 5 mixed martial arts (MMA event), scheduled for this Fri. night (June 24, 2022) inside Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. PFL 5 will be headlined by the heavyweight showdown between reigning champion Bruno Cappelozza and...