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The fractured hand and thumb of Anthony Pettis will be surgically repaired

August 8, 2022 8:00 pm ET

A trip to the 2022 PFL lightweight finals for Anthony Pettis would have been impossible because of his injury.

Anthony Pettis, a former WEC and UFC champion, lost to Stevie Ray by unanimous decision in the semifinals of the playoffs on Friday. This was the second loss in as many fights for Pettis, who was submitted by Ray in June.

Pettis (25-14) claimed after the game that he had broken both of his hands. On Monday, a broken bone was found in Pettis’ left hand and right thumb. He will need surgery (via Instagram).

The 35-year-old Pettis has now lost four of his five PFL matches since joining the organization after leaving the UFC in December 2020.

It’s not known if he’ll be back in 2023.

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