The PFL postseason kicks off this week with 2022 PFL Playoffs 1, which features lightweights and light heavyweights in action for the third time this year.

Here’s how to watch PFL Playoffs 1, with a complete lineup and breakdown by division.

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Broadcast and streaming info

PFL Playoffs 1 takes place Friday at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The prelims stream on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET. The main card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET. Afterward, four qualifier fights will stream on ESPN+ at 6 p.m. ET.

Lightweight bracket

Former UFC and WEC champion Anthony Pettis (25-13) heads into the lightweight playoffs as the No. 1 seed and will immediately rematch No. 4 Stevie Ray (24-10), who scored a second-round submission of Pettis in their most recent bout. In the other matchup, No. 2 Olivier Aubin-Mercier (15-5) meets No. 3 Alexander Martinez (10-2), with both men entering the playoffs 2-0 this year on the strength of a pair of decisions for each fighter.

Light heavyweight bracket

In the light heavyweight playoffs, a significant shakeup occurred after No. 3 seed and defending champion Antonio Carlos Jr. (15-5) withdrew from his fight against American Top Team teammate and No. 2 seed Omari Akhmedov (23-7-1). Stepping in for Junior is another one of Akhmedov’s teammates at American Top Team, Josh Silveira (9-0), who finished the regular season in fifth place and was an alternate. Top light heavyweight seed Rob Wilkinson (15-2) will take on No. 4 Delan Monte (9-2) on the other half of the bracket.

Full fight card


  • Ricardo Jimenez vs. Brahyan Zurcher
  • Elvin Espinoza vs. Corey Jackson
  • Lucas Barbosa vs. Elmar Umarov
  • Elvis Lebron-Quiles vs. Alexei Pergrande


  • No. 1 Anthony Pettis vs. No. 4 Stevie Ray – lightweight semifinal
  • No. 2 Omari Akhmedov vs. No. 5 Josh Silveira – light heavyweight semifinal
  • No. 2 Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. N. 3 Alexander Martinez – lightweight semifinal
  • No. 1 Robert Wilkinson vs. No. 4 Delan Monte – light heavyweight semifinal


  • Marcelo Nunes vs. Dylan Potter
  • Marthin Hamlet vs. Cory Hendricks
  • Itso Babulaidze vs. Mahmoud Sebie