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A third of the calendar year is days away from being in the books as our MMASucka staff picks continue onward with a double-header, fight card weekend.

Later tonight, April 28 will see PFL 2 2022 take place from the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This marks the Professional Fighters League’s second of six Regular Season fight cards ultimately leading to the promotion’s one-million dollar tournament later this year. Tonight’s preliminary card will begin at 6:00pm ET (3:00pm PT) live on ESPN+ and the main card beginning at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) on both ESPN+ and ESPN 2.

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Live results from all of PFL 2 2022 are to be available here at MMASucka.

Stay tuned this coming Saturday to MMASucka for our UFC Vegas 53: Font vs. Vera staff picks.

The Fights

PFL’s Regular Season continues with fighters tonight competing in the featherweight (145 pounds) and heavyweight (265 pounds) divisions. 2022 heavyweight tournament champion Bruno Cappelozza will take on England’s Stuart Austin in the featured main event.

Also competing in the division for our picks sees the three-fight run of Renan Ferreira and last year’s runner-up Ante Delija taking on their respected opponents.

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At 145 pounds, two-time tournament king Lance Palmer will look to snap a two-fight skid against last year’s divisional finalist Chris Wade. Manchester’s Brendan Loughnane will fight promotional newcomer Ryoji Kudo while former UFC fighter Kyle Bochniak also takes his first PFL appearance against former Brave CF champion Bubba Jenkins.

Who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at PFL 2 2022? Find out further below.

Staff Picks

Staff picks in 2022 will follow the same set of rules from the 2021 season. Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from both UFC and Bellator events. Main card fights and selected preliminary fights will be included for PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series will be composed of the entire fight card; dates for this promotion’s return are soon-to-be announced.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2022 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. A winner is determined simply by the individual correctly picking the most victorious fighters at the year’s end. Nate Freeman secured his first victory with MMASucka in 2021 with a compiled record 243-136.

See below for our PFL 2 2022 picks.

Staff Records after Bellator 279:

1T. Jeremy Brand: 67-34
1T. Michael DeSantis: 67-34
3. Nate Freeman: 66-35
4. Wesley Riddle: 65-36
5. William Dong: 62-39
6T. Tim Wheaton: 61-36
6T. Coby Weinsier: 61-34
8T. Andrew Benjamin: 60-41
8T. Frazer Krohn: 60-41
8T. Mike Lynch: 60-41
8T. Brandon Joint: 60-35
12. Julio Monteros Jr.: 58-37
13T. Ash Camyab: 57-40
13T. Chris Presnell: 57-44
15. Jacek Okninski: 52-44
16. Chinyere Okafor: 48-22
17. Brian Knight: 30-14
18. Matt Bricker: 22-20
19. Jack Goodwillie: 21-12
20. Joe Porter: 8-4

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Kyle Bochniak (11-5), +220
vs.
Bubba Jenkins (16-5), -275

Featherweight Division, 145 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Bochniak via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Bochniak via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Bochniak via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Jenkins via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Bochniak: 3
Staff picking Jenkins: 11


Ante Delija (19-5), -675
vs.
Matheus Scheffel (15-7), +475

Heavyweight Division, 265 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Delija via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Delija via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Delija via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Delija via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Delija via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Delija via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Delija via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Delija via Round 3 TKO
Brandon Joint: Delija via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Delija via Round 2 TKO
William Dong: Delija via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.:  Delija via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Delija via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Delija via Round 1 SUB

Staff picking Delija: 14
Staff picking Scheffel: 0


Renan Ferreira (8-2, 1 NC), -850
vs.
Jamelle Jones (12-7), +575

Heavyweight Division, 265 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Ferreira via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Ferreira via Round 2 SUB
Mike Lynch: Ferreira via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Ferreira via Round 3 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Ferreira via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: Ferreira via Round 2 SUB
Jacek Okninski: Jones via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Ferreira via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Ferreira via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Ferreira: 13
Staff picking Jones: 1


Brendan Loughnane (21-4), -1250
vs.
Ryoji Kudo (10-2-1), +750

Featherweight Division, 145 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Brandon Joint: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Jacek Okninski: Kudo via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Kudo via Round 2 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Loughnane via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Loughnane: 14
Staff picking Kudo: 2


Lance Palmer (22-5), -125
vs.
Chris Wade (20-7), +105

Featherweight Co-Main Event, 145 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Wade via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Wade via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Wade via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Palmer via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Wade via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Wade via Split Decision
Tim Wheaton: Wade via Round 2 TKO
Coby Weinsier: Wade via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Palmer via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Palmer via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Palmer via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Wade via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Wade via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Wade via Round 3 TKO

Staff picking Palmer: 4
Staff picking Wade: 10


Bruno Cappelozza (14-5), -900
vs.
Stuart Austin (15-7), +600

Heavyweight Main Event, 265 lbs.

Wesley Riddle: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Cappelozza via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Cappelozza via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Coby Weinsier: Cappelozza via Round 2 TKO
Brandon Joint: Cappelozza via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Cappelozza via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Cappelozza via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Cappelozza via Round 2 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Cappelozza via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Cappelozza: 14
Staff picking Austin: 0

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

PFL 2 2022 FEATURED IMAGE:

PFL 2 2022

Lance Palmer (left) and Chris Wade (right) ahead of their PFL 2 2022 fight taking place Thursday, April 28th from the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas (photo credits to Professional Fighters League).

 

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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