The playoffs for the PFL’s 2022 season begin on Friday and you can join MMA Junkie for live and official results.
2022 PFL Playoffs 1: takes place at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of post-lim qualifiers on ESPN+.
Top lightweight seed Anthony Pettis (25-13) faces Stevie Ray (24-10) in an immediate rematch from the regular season. Ray upset Pettis with a submission at 2022 PFL 5, but Pettis still enters the playoffs as the No. 1 seed.
The winner of that semifinal fight will meet the winner of Olivier Aubin-Mercier (16-5) and Alexander Martinez (10-3), who also meet on the main card.
In the light heavyweight semifinals, No. 1 seed Rob Wilkinson (16-2) faces no. 4 Delan Monte (9-3), and No. 2 Omari Akhmedov (24-7-1) meets late replacement Josh Silveira (9-1).
2022 PFL Playoffs 1 results include:
MAIN CARD (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET)
- Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray – welterweight semi-final
- Omari Akhmedov def. Josh Silveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) – light heavyweight semifinal
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Alexander Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) – welterweight semifinal
- Rob Wilkinson def. Delan Monte via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 1:37 – light heavyweight semifinal
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
- Itso Babulaidze def. Mahmoud Sebie via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:30
- Martin Hamlet def. Cory Hendricks via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – 2023 light heavyweight qualifier
POSTLIM QUALIFIERS (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
- Alexei Pergande vs. Elvis Quiles
- Lucas Barbosa vs. Elmar Umarov
- Elvin Espinoza vs. Corey Jackson – 2023 Challenger Series qualifier
- Ricardo Jimenez vs. Brahyan Zurcher – 2023 Challenger Series qualifier
- Marcelo Nunes vs. Dylan Potter – 2023 heavyweight qualifier