2021 PFL 6 outcomes: Raush Manfio wins cut up choice, ending Anthony Pettis’ season
Raush Manfio secured his spot within the 2021 PFL playoffs, whereas sending Anthony Pettis dwelling.
Pettis (24-12) dropped his PFL debut in opposition to Clay Collard by unanimous choice at 2021 PFL 1 in April, placing one of many greatest newcomers to the promotion in jeopardy to earn a spot within the playoffs. Manfio (13-3) received a cut up choice over Joilton Lutterbach that very same night, incomes three factors within the light-weight standings.
To be able to assure a spot within the playoffs, Pettis wanted to complete Manfio, though a call win would have stored his hopes alive. Sadly for him, Manfio didn’t enable both to happen, leaving the previous UFC champion with zero factors.
2021 PFL 6 occurred at Ocean On line casino Resort in Atlantic Metropolis, N.J. The principle card aired on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.
Pettis displayed sharp hanging early within the first spherical. Manfio was content material to remain affected person and discover a learn on his opponent’s actions earlier than letting his fingers go, as he landed a pleasant counter mixture. Pettis continued to circle on the skin whereas darting in to land fast punches as Manfio tried to land counter strikes.
Each males got here out rapidly within the second spherical as they traded strikes. A low blow caught Pettis prompting a short pause within the motion for restoration. When the motion resumed, Pettis started specializing in touchdown leg kicks whereas Manfio maintained the middle of the cage. Pettis started touchdown punches upstairs as effectively, however Manfio answered with a number of counters of his personal.
One other low blow landed on Pettis after a entrance kick, inflicting one other transient pause. The motion resumed with a few exchanges earlier than the spherical ended.
The third spherical started just like the second with each males touchdown strikes, however Manfio landed a clear mixture on Pettis which clearly harm him, resulting in the largest second of the battle.
Manfio brought on Pettis to fall to the canvas briefly, and simply as he returned to his ft, Manfio landed a tough knee that despatched him again down.
Manfio drops Pettis TWICE! Raush might have simply swung the bout in his favor!#2021PFL6 🇺🇸 ESPN2 🌎 https://t.co/WfOt9XBfzk pic.twitter.com/9m34IRuphl
— PFL (@PFLMMA) June 26, 2021
Manfio looked for the end, however Pettis was in a position to survive the second. The rest of the spherical was spent with Pettis circling on the skin till heated exchanges earlier than the spherical expired.
The judges had been cut up of their choice, with two handing over scores of 29-28 in favor of Manfio, whereas the dissenting judges scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Pettis.
.@RaushManfio will get the W and goes to the #PFLPlayoffs!#2021PFL6 pic.twitter.com/FIyRJSEfmz
— PFL (@PFLMMA) June 26, 2021
Manfio advances to the light-weight playoffs with the cut up choice victory, whereas Pettis’ 2021 season ends with out recording any factors within the standings.
Up-to-the-minute outcomes of 2021 PFL 6 are under:
Raush Manfio def. Anthony Pettis by way of cut up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Movlid Khaybulaev def. Lance Palmer by way of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Denis Goltsov def. Brandon Sayles by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 3, 1:24
Bruno Cappelozza def. Muhammed DeReese by way of knockout (punches) – Spherical 1, 2:21
Larissa Pacheco def. Helena Kolesnyk by way of knockout (punch) – Spherical 1, 4:48
Ante Delija def. Chandler Cole by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 4:39
Genah Fabian def. Julija Pajic by way of TKO (Punches) – Spherical 2, 4:16
Renan Ferreira def. Carl Seumanutafa by way of unanimous choice (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Taylor Guardado def. Laura Sanchez by way of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mariana Morais def. Kaitlin Younger by way of cut up choice (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Jamelle Jones def. Klidson Abreu by way of TKO (punches) – Spherical 1, 1:43