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Stevie Ray bests Anthony Pettis to advance to PFL lightweight finals

NEW YORK -- The PFL had high hopes for Anthony Pettis when it signed him to a multiyear deal in 2021. But for the second consecutive year, Pettis has failed to make it to the tournament finals. Pettis (25-14), a former UFC champion, dropped a unanimous decision to Stevie Ray...
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PFL Playoffs 1 results: Stevie Ray bests Anthony Pettis again to advance to lightweight finals

Stevie Ray did it again, though this time much less emphatically. Ray outpointed Anthony Pettis to claim a spot in the 2022 PFL lightweight tournament finals on Friday night in the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden. It was Ray’s second victory over Pettis in six weeks, having beaten him with a modified twister at PFL 5 to make it into the semifinals, but he had a much more difficult time with Pettis in the rematch, only managing to win a decision.
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Anthony Pettis beaten again by Stevie Ray, ousted from PFL playoffs

“Showtime” is over for Anthony Pettis in the PFL playoffs. The former UFC champion fell to 0-2 against Stevie Ray in 2022, dropping a unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, Friday night at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in the main event of the first of three PFL semifinal events. Six weeks after Ray, a 10-fight UFC veteran in his first year with PFL, submitted Pettis with a modified twister, the Scot clearly sought to take advantage of an edge on the ground. After tepid exchanges on the feet in the first two frames, Ray was able to secure takedowns into...
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PFL Playoffs: Stevie Ray bests Anthony Pettis again, advances to finals

Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis was looking to make his mark in PFL after a disappointing debut season in 2021. He won his first fight of the 2022 season via a first-round submission earning him enough points to guarantee his spot in the playoffs but lost via a highlight reel finish at the hands of Stevie Ray, who he looked to avenge in the PFL Playoffs on Friday in New York City.
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Anthony Pettis to fight Stevie Ray at PFL playoff Friday at MSG

Anthony Pettis felt pain rocket through his ribs and had moments to consider fighting his way out of a submission hold or tapping out and walking out of the cage healthy enough to fight again only weeks later. Maybe with $1 million and a 155-pound championship at stake, Pettis might...
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