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PFL 5 results: Mattheus Scheffel upsets Bruno Cappelozza, Stevie Ray taps Anthony Pettis with twister

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It was a night of disappointment Friday night in Atlanta, with 2021 heavyweight champion Bruno Cappelozza losing to Matthäus Scheffel and Anthony Pettis losing by crazy submission at PFL 5.

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Scheffel entered the main event as a serious underdog, having been knocked out on his PFL debut back in April. But Buffa had one of the best performances of their career, beating Cappelozza in a three-round war. Cappelozza and Scheffel spent almost the entire fight on their feet and each had their moments, but it was Scheffel’s power and strength that led to the victory as he shocked the former champion in the first round and outplayed him to the end. fight to earn 29-28 scorecards from all three judges.

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Unfortunately for Scheffel, he may have just beaten the former champion, but that wasn’t enough to earn him a ticket to the heavyweight playoffs. Instead, Cappelozza, thanks to a first-round knockout against Stuart Austin at PFL 2, finished 4th and will face Denis Goltsov in the heavyweight semi-finals later this year.

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Stevie Ray upsets Anthony Pettis with shocking submission

The upsets continued into the co-main event as Stevie Ray scored the biggest win of his career. The UFC and PFL veteran introduced Anthony Pettis in the second round with a modified twister that the broadcast team called a “modified body lock” to secure a spot in the lightweight playoffs.

After throwing in the first round, Ray was able to parry a takedown attempt from Pettis in the second round and pick up a retaliatory strike by locking the body triangle. When Pettis tried to climb out of it, he hit a spinal crank and Ray forced him to press, after which Pettis writhed in pain. The win gave Ray five points, enough to take him 4th in the lightweight tournament, where he would face Pettis again – if Pettis could compete.

Klidson Abreu strangles Renan Ferreira

Klidson Abreu came in this evening needing a big performance to make it to the heavyweight playoffs, and while he did dominate Renan Ferreira, it wasn’t enough to make it to the semi-finals. Abreu smothered Ferrerio with ruthless takedowns and ground and pound, but as he failed to finish, Abreu earned only three points to take his season tally to six. Unfortunately for Abreu, Ferreria also has six points, but he got it thanks to a first-round submission and the way the PFL rules are structured, giving Ferreria an advantage even over the man who dominated him. As a result, Abreu will be the first substitute in the heavyweight semi-finals, while Ferreria will face Ante Delhiha.

Chris Wade knocks out Kyle Bochniak

Chris Wade marked the last fight of the 2022 featherweight regular season by knocking out Kyle Bochniak with a head kick and subsequent punches in the first round. Wade landed a headbutt early in the first round, bringing Bochniak to his knees, and Wade seized his chance by jumping on and punching his swinging opponent until the referee intervened. The stoppage came just 70 seconds into the fight and secured Wade first place overall. Now in the first round of the playoffs, he will face Brendan Lofnain.

Ante Delia is worried Shelton Graves

Ante Delia secured his place in the PFL playoffs with a boring win over Shelton Graves in a heavyweight bout. The 2021 heavyweight runner-up failed to impress in his decisive playoff victory, beating Graves in three rounds. The biggest moment of the fight was arguably the clash of heads which saw Delia split her nose and earn a Graves point deduction, leaving Delia 29–27 across the board. Delia will face Renan Ferreria in the first round of the semi-finals.

Bubba Jenkins dominates Reynaldo Exxon

Bubba Jenkins managed to secure his second straight PFL playoff run by dominating Reynaldo Axon with his superb battling en route to a three-30-27 scorecard victory. Jenkins showed improved hitting in the snatch but mostly used his wrestling pedigree to beat Exxon repeatedly while securing a couple of good hits. Jenkins next faces Ryoji Kudo in the semi-finals of the featherweight tournament.

Denis Goltsov wins Maurice Green

In the opening of the main card, Denis Goltsov earned a ticket to the heavyweight playoffs with a choke against Maurice Green. Green simply had no response to Goltsov’s wrestling and grappling, who repeatedly made takedowns and threatened submission from the top position. In the end, Goltsov led the scorecards, taking three 30-27, and would advance to the PFL heavyweight semi-finals with 9 points to face 2021 champion Bruno Cappelozza.

Two fighters secured a spot in the PFL Featherweight Playoffs in the preliminary round.

In the first two fights of the evening, Brendan Lofnain and Ryoji Kudo took their places in the featherweight playoffs, with Kudo knocking out Alejandro Flores in the first round for six points, and Lofnain taking a hard-fought unanimous decision at the end of the match. replacement for Ago Huskik. Lofnain enters the playoffs at number four, and Kudo, thanks to a first-round finish, enters at number two.

Check out the full PFL 5 results below.

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Matheus Scheffel beat. Bruno Cappelozza via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Stevie Ray victorious Submission Anthony Pettis (Modified Body Triangle) – Round 2, 3:57

Klidson Abreu def. Renan Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chris Wade vs. Kyle Bochniak TKO (head punches and kicks) – Round 1, 1:10

Ante Delia def. Shelton Graves via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

Bubba Jenkins vs. Reynaldo Exson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Denis Goltsov vs. Maurice Green by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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Lance Palmer vs. Sheimon Moraes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Juan Adams victorious Sam Kay TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 2:30

Ryoji Kudo defeated. Alexander Flores KO (punch), round 1, 2:52

Brendan Loughnane vs. Ago Huskic via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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