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Anthony Pettis made a statement last month against Myles Price, leaving no doubt that “Showtime” had finally arrived in the PFL.
Surprisingly, that marked the first PFL victory for Pettis after losing his only two fights last season. Showing he is still elite off his back, Pettis subbed Price with a triangle choke with just over 40 seconds remaining in the opening round of the fight.