Stevie Ray made it 2-for-2 against Anthony Pettis, this time at PFL Playoffs Friday night.
Ray, who finished off Pettis via submission in the regular season, earned a decision victory in the main event. The card took place from Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, airing live on ESPN.
With the win, Ray advances to face Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the finals later this year at lightweight.
Aubin-Mercier punched his own ticket with a decision win over Alexander Martinez.
The light heavyweight finals will feature Omari Akhmedov vs. Robert Wilkinson. Akmedov turned back Josh Silveira and Wilkinson knocked out Delan Monte in the first round.
The PFL will return to action on August 13 live from Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales, as the 2022 PFL Playoffs resume with the welterweight and heavyweight divisions.
Both divisions are up for the taking, with welterweight top seed Rory MacDonald looking to take the next step and advance to the 2022 PFL World Championship, and heavyweight top seed Denis Goltsov seeking a return to the $1 million matchup.
PFL Playoffs Results
Stevie Ray def. Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Omari Akhmedov def. Josh Silveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Alexander Martinez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Robert Wilkinson def. Delan Monte via KO (strike) at 1:37 of Round 1
Itso Babulaidze def. Mahmoud Sebie via TKO (strikes) at 4:30 of Round 1
Marthin Hamlet def. Cory Hendricks via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)