Stevie Ray proved his regular season victory over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was no fluke. In the feature bout on the main card of 2022 PFL Playoffs 1, Ray (25-10) faced Pettis (25-14) for the second-straight time following their first meeting at 2022 PFL 5. However, this bout had much higher stakes with a trip to the lightweight finals and a shot at $1 million prize. Unlike their first meeting, there would be no submission finish, but Ray banked enough control time and submission threats on the mat to secure two rounds on the judges’ scorecards, earning three 29-28 scores in the unanimous decision victory. Pettis found himself in serious trouble in the closing moments of the opening round.
2022 PFL Playoffs 1 results: Stevie Ray defeats Anthony Pettis again, advances to lightweight finals – MMA Junkie