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.
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.”
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.
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.