The weigh-ins for the PFL’s first playoff event of the 2022 season are in the books, and all eight postseason fighters are on the mark.
Top lightweight seed Anthony Pettis (25-13) weighed in at 155.6 pounds for his rematch against Stevie Ray (24-10), who was 155.8. Ray upset Pettis in the regular season with a submission. But Pettis already had wrapped up the No. 1 seed going into the fight.
The winner of that semifinal fight will meet the winner of Olivier Aubin-Mercier (15-5) and Alexander Martinez (10-2). Aubin-Mercier was 155; Martinez came in at 156.
In the light heavyweight semifinals, No. 1 seed Rob Wilkinson (15-2) was 205.8 pounds for his fight with No. 4 Delan Monte (9-2), who was 205.2. And No. 2 Omari Akhmedov (23-7-1) was 204.6 pounds for his fight with late replacement Josh Silveira (9-0), who was 206.
The 2022 PFL Playoffs 1 event takes place Friday at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of post-lim qualifiers on ESPN+.
2022 PFL Playoffs 1 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET)
Anthony Pettis (155.6) vs. Stevie Ray (155.8) – welterweight semifinal
Omari Akhmedov (204.6) vs. Josh Silveira (206) – light heavyweight semifinal
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Alexander Martinez (156) – welterweight semifinal
Rob Wilkinson (205.8) vs. Delan Monte (205.2) – light heavyweight semifinal
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Alexei Pergande (155.8) vs. Elvis Quiles (155.8)
Lucas Barbosa (169.6) vs. Elmar Umarov (171)
Ricardo Jimenez (144.2) vs. Brahyan Zurcher (146) – 2023 Challenger Series qualifier
Elvin Espinoza (154.4) vs. Corey Jackson (156) – 2023 Challenger Series qualifier
POSTLIM QUALIFIERS (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET)
Marcelo Nunes (244.2) vs. Dylan Potter (255.2) – 2023 heavyweight qualifier
Marthin Hamlet vs. Cory Hendricks – 2023 light heavyweight qualifier
Itso Babulaidze (170.8) vs. Mahmoud Sebie (170.8)