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Fight Facts is a breakdown of all of the interesting information
and cage curiosities on every card, with some puns, references and
portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into
the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories
behind those numbers.

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TOTAL NUMBER OF PFL FIGHTS: 737
TOTAL NUMBER OF PFL EVENTS: 79

The
Professional Fighters League
carried out its sophomore 2022
tournament show with featherweights and heavyweights on the menu,
to wildly varying results. While the heavier men largely pulled off
knockouts, every 145-pound contest went the full length.
PFL2: 2022 Regular Season
featured a couple of massive knockout
artists starting the season off strong, the most active fighter in
league history in a rough patch and an unusual (and bloody)
stoppage to an otherwise entertaining match.

Logjam at 145: Going into the second stage of the
featherweight bracket, all five victorious 145-pound fighters are
tied, as Chris Wade,
Brendan
Loughnane
, Bubba
Jenkins
, Sheymon
Moraes
and Alejandro
Flores
Garcia all prevailed by unanimous decision. The
tiebreaker provision currently rests on the
combined tallies
for the winners’ scorecards.

Bruno’s Back, Baby: Bruno
Henrique Cappelozza
started his 2022 campaign off right by
notching a first-round stoppage over Stuart
Austin
in the main event. His six-point win advanced his career
knockout rate to 93%, with just one decision marring that
number.

Anything but Straight Dave’s Man Slammin’ Maxout:
The knockout was Cappelozza’s fourth since joining the roster in
2021. The Brazilian is tied with fellow PFL 2: 2022 Regular Season
combatant Denis
Goltsov
– Goltsov also earned his fourth at this event – for
the most knockouts in divisional history. Justin
Gaethje
holds the overall record with nine.

The Long Island Decisioner: In the co-headliner
spot, Wade upset former two-time champ Lance
Palmer
by decision. “The Long Island Killer” has now gone the
distance in 22 of his 29 career outings, accounting for just fewer
than 76% of his appearances.

Wading Into the Fray: Wade celebrates his seventh
win at the hands of the judges since rejoining the PFL in 2018 –
Wade previously fought at WSOF 2 in 2013 but lost. As a result, he
is now in sole possession of second place for the most decision
wins in league history, trailing only Palmer’s nine.

Perma-Contender: Even in a loss, Palmer fought
under the World Series of Fighting-PFL banner for the
21st time. He extends his own record with this mark, and the next
closest fighter will be Ray Cooper
III
in one week, who fights for the 15th time on the
roster.

Still Wants a Third Green Jacket: Palmer succumbed
to his sixth defeat since making his WSOF debut in 2013. This sixth
loss – account for all the setbacks in his career – ties him with
Mike
Kyle
for the most in league history.

No Longer Greasing Palms: For the fifth time as a
WSOF-PFL fighter, Palmer lost on the scorecards. He ties opponent
Wade and Steven
Siler
for the most decision losses in promotional history.

Eastman’s Nightmare: Due to an accidental clash of
heads, Ryoji Kudo
could not continue and Loughnane earned the unanimous technical
decision victory. The technical decision is the third of its kind
in company history, joining Lewis
Gonzalez
beating Antonio
McKee
and Dan Spohn
winning over Artur
Alibulatov
in 2013 and 2018, respectively.

He’s a Problema: In 2021, Renan
Ferreira
set the heavyweight company record for the quickest
knockout, dispatching Austin in 31 seconds. “Problema” surpassed
that by flattening Jamelle
Jones
in 25 seconds.

An All-Brazil Final Could Come: In addition to the
fastest at the largest weight category, Ferreira’s 31-second
knockout is tied as the ninth-speediest in organizational history,
regardless of division.

Randy
Couture
Had Flashbacks:
Ferreira is the second PFL
fighter to record a win stemming from a front kick, after putting
Jones away with this strike and follow-up punches. Abusupiyan
Magomedov
first did this to Danillo
Villefort
, and his front kick landed to the body and not the
head like Ferreira’s.

Big Man with Bigger Power: In a career that kicked
off in 2013 but really got rolling in 2019, Ferreira has earned 89%
of his victories by stoppage. Every one of those finishes took
place in the first two rounds.

He’s Russian: To open the main card, Russia’s
Goltsov pounded out Cody
Goodale
with strikes in the first round and earned six points
for the playoffs. “The Russian Bogatyr” has seen 82% of his career
wins come inside the distance, including eight of his last
nine.

Walking Tall with Five: The lone five-point finish
of the evening came courtesy of Ante Delija,
who thrashed Matheus
Scheffel
in the second round. As a pro, “Walking Trouble”
celebrates a finish rate of exactly 75%, and all of his stoppages
dating back to 2015 have come due to strikes and not from a
submission maneuver.

Granite Chin, Pebble Fists: Across three rounds,
Jenkins overwhelmed PFL newcomer Kyle
Bochniak
to win on the scorecards. Win or lose, the last 11
fights for Bochniak have all lasted exactly 15 minutes.

Give Him a Coca-Cola: Klidson
Abreu
clocked in as the lone heavyweight to not record a
knockout on this fight card, instead settling for a decision over
then-unbeaten Adam
Keresh
. It marked the second time that “White Bear” had needed
to go the distance to beat an opponent, with the first his last
victory, one over Sam Alvey in
2019.

Not Very Challenging: Both Keresh and Boston
Salmon
earned their places in the heavyweight and featherweight
brackets, respectively, courtesy of contract-winning performances
on their episodes of the Challenger Series. Neither Keresh nor
Salmon won, as Salmon suffered a decision defeat to Sheymon
Moraes
.

Never Say Never Again: Coming into PFL 2: 2022
Regular Season, Kudo had never dropped consecutive bouts (13
fights), Keresh had never competed beyond the second round (five
fights) and Saba
Bolaghi
had never fought outside of Europe (17 fights).


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