The Professional Fighters League’s 2022 season continues next month, with the previously announced PFL 4 kicking off the second half of the season. On Thursday, league officials announced PFL 5, revealing the full line-up for the card, expected to take place on June 24.
Headlining the event will be last year’s heavyweight champion, Bruno Cappelozza, taking on Matheus Scheffel. Former WEC and UFC champ Anthony Pettis, meanwhile, will feature in a lightweight bout against another UFC veteran, Stevie Ray.
Outside of that 155 pound affair, the rest of the PFL 5 card will consist of heavyweights and featherweights.
Pettis (25-12) submitted Myles Price in his season opener, shooting to the top of the lightweight division rankings with six points. Ray (23-10) dropped a unanimous decision to Alexander Martinez, in his first fight since a 2019 win over Michael Johnson under the UFC banner. Ray will need a big finish come June 24 if he hopes to still be around in the post-season.
Cappelozza (15-5), a RIZIN vet, has yet to lose a fight in the PFL. After winning all four of his fights last season, the Brazilian kicked off his 2022 campaign with a TKO win over British heavyweight Stuart Austin. But while Cappelozza picked up six points, he’s technically in third place, as two other fighters also found first-round finishes, quicker than the defending champ did.
Scheffel (15-8) fell to Ante Delija in his first fight of the season.
A full five fighters including Sheymon Moraes and Brendan Loughnane sit with three points in the featherweight division, meanwhile.
PFL 5 takes place on June 24, 2022 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The event airs live on ESPN and ESPN+, as well as on TSN in Canada.
PFL 5 Full Card
- Bruno Cappelozza vs. Matheus Scheffel
- Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray
- Chris Wade vs. Kyle Bochniak
- Renan Ferreira vs. Klidson Abreu
- Ante Delija vs. Stuart Austin
- Denis Goltsov vs. Sam Kei
- Ali Isaev vs. Jamelle Jones
- Bubba Jenkins vs. Saba Bolaghi
- Lance Palmer vs. Sheymon Moraes
- Brendan Loughnane vs. Boston Salmon
- Alejandro Flores vs. Ryoji Kudo