Anthony Pettis and Stevie Ray make weight for their Lightweight semifinal bout

Omari Akhmedov and Josh Silveria make weight for their Light Heavyweight semifinal bout

2022 PFL Playoffs: Lightweights and Light Heavyweights airs live this Friday, August 5th
starting at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+, the action continues on ESPN at 7:00 PM ET.

NEW YORK (August 4, 2022) - The Professional Fighters League, the fastest-growing and most innovative sports league in the world, opens the 2022 PFL Playoffs with semifinal matchups in the Lightweight and Light Heavyweight divisions tomorrow, Friday, August 5th from Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Headlining the card will be American Anthony “Showtime” Pettis taking on Scotland’s Stevie “Braveheart” Ray in a lightweight semifinal bout.

Pettis, who came in at 155.6-pounds, finished the regular season as the top seed in the lightweight division. Showtime will try to even the score in this must-see rematch against Ray, who came in at 155.8-pounds. Ray scored an upset over Pettis at PFL 5 to clinch the number 4-seed in the playoffs.

In the co-main event, Omari Akhmedov will face undefeated Josh Silveria in a Light Heavyweight semifinal contest.

Akhmedov, who came in at 204.6-pounds, earned the second seed in the Light Heavyweight bracket following stoppage victories over Viktor Pesta and Teodoras Aukstuolis. Silveria, meanwhile, came in at 206-pounds, and finished the season as the number 5-seed on the strength of his first round knockout of Marthin Hamlet in his only Regular Season fight. He gets his opportunity in the semifinals after stepping in for the injured 2021 Champion Antonio Carlos Jr. 

In the other Lightweight semifinal pairing, number 2-seed Olivier Aubin-Mercier of Canada (155 lbs.) meets number 3-seed Alexander Martinez of Paraguay (156 lbs.).

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Light Heavyweight bracket, top seed Rob Wilkinson of Australia (205.8 lbs.) takes on number 3-seed Delan Monte of Brazil (205.2 lbs.). 



  • 2023 Season Qualifier - Light Heavyweight: Cory Hendricks (204.6 lbs) vs. Marthin Hamlet (206 lbs)
  • 2023 Season Qualifier - Heavyweight: Marcelo Nunes (244.2 lbs) vs. Dylan Potter (255.2 lbs) 


  • 2022 Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Robert Wilkinson (205.8 lbs) vs. Delan Monte (205.2 lbs)
  • 2022 Lightweight Semifinal: Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155 lbs) vs. Alexander Martinez (156 lbs)
  • 2022 Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Omari Akhmedov (204.6 lbs)  vs. Josh Silveira (206 lbs)
  • 2022 Lightweight Semifinal: Anthony Pettis (155.6 lbs) vs. Stevie Ray (155.8 lbs) 


  • 2023 Challenger Series Qualifier - Featherweight Brahyan Zurcher (146 lbs)  vs. Ricardo Jimenez (144.2 lbs)
  • 2023 Challenger Series Qualifier - Lightweight: Elvin Espinoza (154.4 lbs) vs. Corey Jackson (156 lbs)
  • Welterweight Showcase: Lucas Barbosa (169.6 lbs) vs. Elmar Umarov (171 lbs)
  • Lightweight Showcase: Alexei Pergande (155.8 lbs)  vs. Elvis Lebron-Quiles (155.8)
  • Welterweight Swing Bout: Mahmoud Sebie (170.8 lbs) vs. Itso Babulaidze (170.8 lbs)