Stevie Ray bests Anthony Pettis to advance to PFL lightweight finals

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 in the main event of PFL's event Friday inside Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. All three judges scored the lightweight fight 29-28 for Ray (25-10). The semifinal bout was a rematch of a fight that took place just six weeks ago during the 2022 regular season. Ray, of Scotland, won that fight as well, when he tapped Pettis in a rare modified twister. All week, Pettis, 35, had promised the rematch would be different. He went into …
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