Perhaps the most stacked PFL card of all time

Perhaps the most stacked PFL card of all time

Verdict MMA|
May 03, 2022|

The final event of the first half of the 2022 PFL Regular Season will take place on May 6th. This is arguably the most stacked PFL card of all time as it features the likes of Kayla Harrison, Anthony Pettis, Rory MacDonald, and Ray Cooper III. Let’s take a deeper look at all of the fights on the main card.

Kayla Harrison vs. Marina Mokhnatkina

After Kayla Harrison won the 2021 PFL Championship, she entered the free agency market. There was interest from all promotions including the UFC and Bellator. She was even shown on camera before Julianna Pena fought Amanda Nunes. Had Amanda Nunes won, the UFC was looking to make a super fight between Nunes and Kayla Harrison. The plans changed after Nunes lost to Julianna Pena. Harrison ultimately re-signed with the PFL. She’s a former 2x PFL Champion, has won over $2 Million with the promotion, and is the face of the organization. She’s more motivated than ever and is coming into this season with bad intentions. She’s a massive favorite with over 91% predicting her to defeat Marina Mokhnatkina.


Ray Cooper III vs. Carlos Leal

Like Kayla Harrison, Ray Cooper III is a 2x PFL Champion that’s won $2 Million. In the last Championship event, Cooper competed against Magomed Magomedkerimov who had previously defeated him. Cooper had an opportunity to avenge a loss and that’s what he did. After being rocked badly in the 1st round, Cooper rallied back and finished Magomedkerimov by 3rd round knockout to win the 2021 PFL Welterweight Championship. He’ll take on Carlos Leal who hasn’t lost a fight since 2015.

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Price

Anthony Pettis’ entry to the PFL didn’t go as he expected as he failed to win a single fight in 2021. He was the former UFC Champion that was favored to win the PFL Championship. Clay Collard spoiled his PFL debut as he defeated him by unanimous decision. Pettis lost a unanimous decision to eventual PFL Lightweight Champion Raush Manfio in his next fight. Pettis returns to the PFL this season for another attempt at a Championship and $1 Million. His first fight takes place against Myles Price who hasn’t competed since 2019. Pettis is a big favorite, with 82% of the Verdict Community predicting him to win.


Rory MacDonald vs. Brett Cooper

Rory MacDonald had a great start to the 2021 PFL season as he finished Curtis Millender by 1st round submission. It was in his next fight that his season went downhill. He lost a highly controversial decision against Gleison Tibau. This fight had the biggest final score difference in the history of the Verdict Scorecard where the opposite fighter had won. It seemed as if MacDonald’s will to compete diminished after this fight as he lost a decision to Ray Cooper III in a fight where he looked like he wasn’t driven. Now that he’s been off for 9 months, it will be interesting to see if MacDonald can re-spark his motivation and come to win. The Verdict Community certainly believes so, as 87% are predicting him to win.

Larissa Pacheco vs. Zamzagul Fayzallanova

In 2021, Larissa Pacheco won both of her fights by 1st round knockout. It seemed as if she was well on her way to compete for a PFL Championship, but a failed weight cut forced her out of competition. The failed weight cut cost her a chance at a Championship and $1 Million. Pacheo is back this year and will look to correct her mistakes. She’ll take on Zamzagul Fayzallanova who’s making her PFL debut.

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