Raush Manfio secured his spot in the 2021 PFL playoffs, while sending Anthony Pettis home. Pettis (24-12) dropped his PFL debut against Clay Collard by unanimous decision at 2021 PFL 1 in April, putting one of the biggest newcomers to the promotion in jeopardy to earn a spot in the playoffs. Manfio (13-3) won a split decision over Joilton Lutterbach that same evening, earning three points in the lightweight standings. In order to guarantee a spot in the playoffs, Pettis needed to finish Manfio, although a decision win would have kept his hopes alive. Unfortunately for him, Manfio did not allow either to take place, leaving the former UFC champion with zero points.
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