PFL announced yesterday their fifth card of the 2022 season which will feature heavyweights, featherweights, and a one-off fight in the lightweight division. In that lightweight contest, former UFC champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (25-12) will take on Stevie Ray (23-10).
This card takes place on Friday, June 24th and will be broadcasted on ESPN. Pettis was a huge signing for PFL prior to the 2021 season. However, his first season with the promotion didn’t go as planned as he went 0-2 and didn’t make the playoffs.
Pettis has admitted that he underestimated the competition in PFL. That said, he started the 2022 season strong with a first round submission over Myles Price. Now, he’s going to be taking on Scotland’s Stevie Ray.
Ray spent more than four years with the UFC prior to jumping to PFL. He’s been in there with the likes of Paul Felder, Joe Lauzon, and Michael Johnson. Ray lost his season debut to Alex Martinez by decision, but he’s poised to give Showtime a helluva fight next month.
PFL Heavyweights and Featherweights
Scheffel was knocked out in his first appearance of the PFL season while Cappelozza was dominant once again. Since making his debut with the promotion last season, Cappelozza is now 5-0 with only one opponent going the distance. Three of those wins have come in the first round.
In terms of the featherweights, there’s a banger of a fight on the prelims beteween Brendan Loughnane (22-4) and Boston Salmon (8-4). This is a huge fight for Loughnane who will look to secure a playoff spot ahead of the PFL’s trip to the UK.
Chris Wade (21-7) will look to start his season 2-0 as he takes on the tough Kyle Bochniak (11-6). Another heavyweight fight I’m interested in is Ali Isaev (9-0) and Jamelle Jones (12-8). After winning the heavyweight title in 2019, this is the first time we’ve seen Isaev since.
The rest of the PFL 5 card can be viewed below!