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MMA star Anthony Pettis loses PFL semi-final with Scotland’s Stevie Ray into dramatic $1m winner-take-all finale fight


ANTHONY PETTIS was beaten once again by Scotland’s Stevie Ray – who is now one win away from winning $1million.

Ray faced ex-UFC champion Pettis in New York, just six months after beating the American in Atlanta.

Stevie Ray beat Anthony Pettis for a second time

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Stevie Ray beat Anthony Pettis for a second timeCredit: Professional Fighters League

And his rematch win puts the lightweight in the Professional Fighters League’s final in November.

And Ray plans to toast the biggest win of his career with a slice of pizza or two while in the Big Apple.

He said: “I’m not much of a drinker, so I’ll celebrate with a pizza. Yeah, I’ll chill for a bit maybe get a pizza.

“I might get a couple drinks on the plane home tomorrow, to help with the flight.”

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The PFL is MMA’s only league format, consisting of a two-bout regular season where points are earned per method of victory.

Then, the top four in each weight progress into the knockout stages which is a semis and final.

Ray, 32, lost his regular season opener but beat Pettis, 35, in his second fight by second-round submission, earning him five points.

That was enough to qualify him into the last four where he would need to rematch Pettis.

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And Ray did the double over the MMA veteran, winning a unanimous points verdict at the Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden.

Canada’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier, 33, now awaits in the final, where the $1m cash prize and championship belt will be on the line.

Aubin-Mercier, who formerly trained with Ray, beat Alex Martinez to make the last two.





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