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Midnight Mania Highlights! Stevie Ray shocks Anthony Pettis with body triangle finish

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Earlier tonight (Fri., June 24, 2022), Stevie Ray scored perhaps the biggest victory of his professional career when he tapped out Anthony Pettis. The fight began competitively, with Ray pressing through Pettis’ array of kicking offense. The two wrestled along the fence a good bit in the first, but it remained largely a stand up contest that saw both men land some clean blows.

Pettis started the second strong. Despite Ray’s pressure, he was able to partially connect on a powerful high kick and land some stinging counter rights. The momentum shifted when Ray timed a takedown and jumped on the back. Pettis managed to spin into guard, but somehow, Ray kept a tight squeeze on the body triangle.

Pettis looked uncomfortable, so Ray hooked his opponent’s lat muscle and really clamped down. Pettis’ ribs were getting squished — in different but similar circumstances to his Dustin Poirier loss — and he was forced to submit. As a result of his second-round submission win, Ray is heading the PFL playoffs later this year.

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