Stevie Ray Set to Headline PFL Europe Glasgow on September 28

Anthony Pettis and Stevie Ray during PFL 7
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUG 05: Anthony Pettis and Stevie Ray during PFL 7 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on August 5, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

UFC and PFL veteran Stevie Ray will be headlining at home when he tops PFL Europe Glasgow on September 28.

The event, which serves as this year’s PFL Europe 3 card, will see Ray vs. Lewis Long serve as its main event; in the co-headliner, another Scottish star, Robert Whiteford, faces off with well-travelled vet Roger Huerta.

News of the booking was recently announced via press release by league officials. The event takes place at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on September 28, 2024.

After defeating former UFC champ Anthony Pettis in back-to-back fights in 2022, Stevie Ray (25-13) lost in that year’s lightweight final, knocked out by Olivier Aubin-Mercier. In 2023, Ray came up short against Natan Schulte and Clay Collard, and later announced his retirement, the second of his career. It appears the chance to fight at home has lured him back to action, however.

Lewis Long (19-7) is coming off a win over Ashley Griffiths last September at Raged UK 17, however the fight has been flagged for legitimacy issues by Tapology, one of MMA’s premiere records keepers, due to Griffiths questionable record, which includes a long string of losses across multiple combat sports dating back to 2015. That run puts Griffiths at 17-0 across MMA, bare-knuckle boxing, and event a custom rules bout, though only his last four fights have been deemed ineligible for consideration.

Prior to that, Long had dropped a fight against Thibault Gouti.

Roger Heurta, who faces Whiteford in the PFL Glasgow co-main event, was last seen in Bellator MMA, posting an 0-4 record between 2018 and 2021. Both men are 41 years old, with the end of their respective careers in sight.