PFL 2 2019 Results: Andre Harrison Smothers Peter Petties

Andre Harrison PFL 2 2019
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Andre Harrison started his season the right way at PFL 2 2019, pinning Peter Petties to the canvas with ease to earn a unanimous decision.

Andre Harrison got off to a great start in his career, going 16-0 with four defenses of the Titan FC featherweight title and a WSOF title victory over Lance Palmer before the inaugural PFL season. “The Bull” was the third seed in last year’s tournament and reached the semi-finals, where he was defeated for the first time in his career in a rematch with the eventual champion Palmer. The Long Island native will be fighting at home in this one.

Peter Petties is 8-4 in his career, winning his last two fights. The Lloyd Irvin fighter appeared on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017, losing to Julio Arce, who is currently 3-1 in the UFC.

Andre Harrison started the fight as the aggressor, taking the center of the cage as the fighters traded range-finding strikes. Harrison bullrushed Peter Petties into the cage and scored a takedown, moving into side control quickly. Petties had no answer for the strong top control of the Long Islander, who rode out the round in side control.

Petties was able to avoid the first takedown attempt of the second round, then landed a hard body kick. Harrison then caught a flying knee and slammed Petties down against the cage. Harrison moved to half guard and was content to stay there as long as Petties did not resist. Petties attempted to wall walk, but Harrison pinned him against the cage to ride out the round.

The fighters traded heavy hooks to start the final round, then Petties landed a combination with Harrison’s back to the cage. Petties avoided a takedown by throwing Harrison aside. Harrison rushed forward again, but Petties sprawled on him. Petties, who was very aggressive in the final round, landed a jumping body kick that Harrison turned into a clinch. Harrison was finally able to drag Petties down halfway through the final round. Harrison moved to side control at the final minute then took the back of Petties, who tried to wall walk to safety. Harrison got an arm under the neck, but couldn’t get the stoppage.

Andre Harrison def. Peter Petties by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)