PFL 5 Preview: Anthony Pettis along with heavyweights and featherweights highlight the night

May 9, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Anthony Pettis (red gloves) before his fight against Donald Cerrone (blue gloves) during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Tomorrow night the PFL will host their fifth event of 2021. While the event will feature mostly heavyweights and featherweights, there is one lightweight matchup that will go down in the co-main event of the evening.

That lightweight matchup features former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (25-12) taking on Stevie Ray (23-10). Pettis was a massive signing for PFL prior to the 2021 season.

He was coming off back-to-back wins in the UFC as he entered free agency. Then, he went 0-2 in his opening season admittedly saying he underestimated the PFL competition. 2022 appears to be different and he showed that by submitting Myles Price in the first to kick off his season.

Now, he will take on the tough Stevie Ray in his second bout. Ray had his first bout in 2.5 years back in April when he took on Alex Martinez. Prior to that, he had a decent run in the UFC and even defeated Michael Johnson in his last bout. He lost to Martinez by decision, but he’s looking to get back on track and defeat Showtime tomorrow night.


The main event of PFL 5 will feature the defending heavyweight champion Bruno Cappelozza (15-5) as he takes on fellow Brazilian Matheus Scheffel (15-8). Scheffel was knocked out in his season debut while Cappelozza ran through his first opponent in the first round.

Not surprisingly, Cappelozza is a massive favorite to pick up the win tomorrow night. Other fights to note on the main card is a featherweight matchup between last year’s runner-up Chris Wade (21-7) and Kyle Bochniak (11-6).

Bochniak came up short in his PFL debut, but Wade was able to pick up an impressive win over Lance Palmer. Bubba Jenkins and Brendan Loughnane are also featured on the prelims tomorrow night.

UFC veterans Juan Adams and Maurice Greene will also be making their PFL debuts in the heavyweight division tomorrow night. A lot of solid fights and the full card can be viewed below!

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