PFL Playoffs Will Begin August 5 From Madison Square Garden


The PFL playoffs begin August 5 from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Up first will be a card headlined by Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray.

Action airs live on ESPN and ESPN+ throughout the PFL playoffs.

Pettis secured a first-round finish in his opening round bout with Irishman Myles Price and seemed to be cruising against Ray in his final regular season fight before Ray turned the tables on him with a highlight-reel submission via modified twister.

Pettis had already locked up the top spot in the division but will have to figure out a way to dispatch Ray if he wants to have a shot at the 2022 PFL lightweight world title.

The co-main event on ESPN will feature Josh Silveira, son of legendary MMA coach Conan Silveira, earned a knockout and six points in his single regular season, stepping into the SmartCage against fellow American Top Team member Omari Akhmedov for a chance to head to the championship event later this year.

Akhmedov finished both of his opponents to sew up the second seed and heads into the postseason as one of the favorites to take home the 2022 title. Silveira was a 2022 PFL Challenger Series competitor who brings an impressive undefeated record into his first Playoff fight. The former LFA middleweight and light heavyweight champion is looking to add PFL gold to his trophy case.

“We are excited to kick off the 2022 PFL Playoffs in New York City at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater,” said PFL President of Fighter Operations Ray Sefo. “This is what that the PFL athletes have worked all season for, a Playoff opportunity and the chance to advance to the PFL World Championship.”

Below is the current fight card:

ESPN+ (English and Spanish)

Cory Hendricks vs. Marthin Hamlet
Marcelo Nunes vs. Adam Keresh
Brahyan Zurcher vs. Ricardo Jimenez
Elvin Espinosa vs. Corey Jackson

ESPN and ESPN Deportes Card

Anthony Pettis vs. Stevie Ray
Omari Akhmedov vs. Josh Silveira
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Martinez
Robert Wilkinson vs. Delan Monte

ESPN+ (English and Spanish)

Alexei Pergande vs. Elvis Lebron
Lucas Barbosa vs. TBA

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