Lightweights Anthony Pettis and Stevie Ray ran it back atop the PFL 7 card in New York City on Friday.
Going down at the Hulu Theatre, the card featured the 2022 semifinal round for lightweights and light heavyweights. While Pettis sought revenge for a regular season submission loss at the hands of Ray, Olivier Aubin-Mercier was up against Alex Martinez on the opposite side of the bracket.
In the light heavyweight division, meanwhile, it was Omari Akhmedov and Josh Silveira, two teammates at American Top Team, throwing down. The winner would face the victor of Rob Wilkinson versus Brazil’s Delan Monte.
Preliminary card action from PFL 7 2022 gets underway at 6PM ET, airing on ESPN+ in the U.S. The regular card, simulcast on ESPN, starts at 7PM, with a “late card” airing at 9PM. Full results from the event can be found below.
PFL 7 2022 Results
ESPN+ Late Card
Marcelo Nunes def. Dylan Potter by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 1:47 – 2023 Challenger Series Heavyweight Qualifier
Alexei Pergande def. Elvis Lebron-Quiles by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Elvin Espinoza def. Corey Jackson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – 2023 Challenger Series Lightweight Qualifier
Brahyan Zurcher def. Ricardo Jimenez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – 2023 Challenger Series Featherweight Qualifier
Stevie Ray def. Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – 2022 Lightweight Semifinal
Omari Akhmedov def. Josh Silveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – 2022 Light Heavyweight Semifinal
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Alexander Martinez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) – 2022 Lightweight Semifinal
Robert Wilkinson def. Delan Monte by knockout, Round 1, 1:37 – 2022 Light Heavyweight Semifinal
ESPN+ Early Card
Itso Babulaidze def. Mahmoud Sebie by TKO, Round 1, 4:30
Marthin Hamlet def. Cory Hendricks by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)– 2023 Light Heavyweight Season Qualifier