Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will need to finish Raush Manfio this evening at PFL 6 if he hopes to advance to the 155lbs playoffs.
Pettis (24-11 MMA) made his PFL debut this past April where he was upset by Clay Collard via unanimous decision. The loss, which snapped a two-fight winning streak for ‘Showtime‘, has forced Anthony into a must-win and must-finish situation this evening in Atlantic City.
Standing in the way of Anthony Pettis is fellow lightweight tournament participant Raush Manfio (12-3 MMA). The Brazilian picked up a split decision win over Joilton Lutterbach in his initial tournament qualifier at PFL 1.
Tonight’s PFL 6 co-main event proved to be a solid scrap. Anthony Pettis got off to a good start in rounds one and two but found himself needing to score a finish in the third and final round if he wanted to progress in the PFL lightweight tournament. Unfortunately for ‘Showtime’, Manfio ended up dropping him with a knee in the final five minutes. Although Pettis survived, the bout went the full 15 minutes, putting an end to his participation in the tournament.
Raush Manfio vs Anthony Pettis Highlights video
Official PFL 6 Result: Raush Manfio def. Anthony Pettis by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)