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Our triple-header weekend continues forward for our MMASucka staff picks with the second of three stacked fight cards.

PFL 3 2022 will go down in a few short hours tonight, May 6 from the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event marks the Professional Fighters League’s halfway point of the Regular Season with three additional weekly fight cards slated to kick off in mid-June. Preliminary action will begin at 5:30pm ET (2:30pm PT) on ESPN+ with the main card card starting at 9:00pm ET (6:00pm PT) on both ESPN+ and ESPN 2.

Live results from the entire PFL 3 2022 fight card will be available here at MMASucka.

Be sure to recap our staff picks for this afternoon’s Bellator 280 event in Paris. Also, stay tuned Saturday for our UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje staff picks.

The Fights

PFL fighters in women’s lightweight (155 pounds) and men’s welterweight (170 pounds) divisions will square off at tonight’s Regular Season fight card. In the featured main event, 2019 and 2021 lightweight tournament champion Kayla Harrison will look to further her dominance against Russia’s Marina Mokhnatkina.

2021 women’s lightweight semi-finalist Genah Fabian and two-time defending welterweight tournament king Ray Cooper III both missed the respected weight limits for their scheduled matchups. Although their fights will still take place tonight, both are ineligible for points towards making the playoffs.

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An additional men’s lightweight fight between Anthony Pettis and Myles Price will also take place at tonight’s event, as both fighters look to secure points in the 155-pound weight class.

As a results of Visa issues, Magomed Magomedkerimov has been forced out of his fight with Joao Zeferino. Although Dilano Taylor has been named the replacement opponent for Magomedkerimov, the fight will not be included in our staff picks.

Who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at PFL 3 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 3 2022 staff picks.

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Staff Records after UFC Vegas 53:

1T. Michael DeSantis: 77-36
1T. Nate Freeman: 77-36
3. Wesley Riddle: 76-37
4. Jeremy Brand: 75-38
5. William Dong: 71-42
6T. Frazer Krohn: 70-43
6T. Tim Wheaton: 70-39
8T. Andrew Benjamin: 69-44
8T. Mike Lynch: 69-44
8T. Coby Weinsier: 69-38
8T. Julio Monteros Jr.: 69-38
12. Ash Camyab: 68-41
13. Brandon Joint: 66-41
14. Chris Presnell: 65-48
15. Jacek Okninski: 59-49
16. Chinyere Okafor: 52-24
17. Brian Knight: 37-19
18. Jack Goodwillie: 30-15
19. Matt Bricker: 22-20
20. Joe Porter: 8-4

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*
*Note – Bellator 280 picks will be added to the above records NEXT weekend*


Genah Fabian (4-2), +160
vs.
Julia Budd (16-3), -190

Women’s Catchweight of 161 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Budd via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Budd via Round 2 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Budd via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Budd via Round 1 SUB
Nate Freeman: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell:  Budd via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Budd via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Budd via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Budd via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Fabian: 16
Staff picking Budd: 0


Larissa Pacheco (15-4), -900
vs.
Zamzagul Fayzallanova (7-1), +600

Women’s Lightweight Division, 155 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: Pacheco via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Pacheco via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Pacheco via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Pacheco via Round 2 SUB
Coby Weinsier: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Pacheco via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Fayzallanova via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Pacheco: 15
Staff picking Fayzallanova: 1


Rory MacDonald (22-8-1), -400
vs.
Brett Cooper (28-15), +300

Welterweight Division, 170 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: MacDonald via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: MacDonald via Round 2 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: MacDonald via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: MacDonald via Round 2 SUB
Mike Lynch: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: MacDonald via Round 1 SUB
Coby Weinsier: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: MacDonald via Round 2 SUB
Jacek Okninski: MacDonald via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: MacDonald via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: MacDonald via Round 3 TKO
Brian Knight: MacDonald via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking MacDonald: 16
Staff picking Cooper: 0


Anthony Pettis (24-12), -280
vs.
Myles Price (11-7), +225

Men’s Lightweight Division, 155 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Pettis via Round 3 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Pettis via Round 2 SUB
Nate Freeman: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell:  Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Pettis via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Pettis via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Pettis via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Pettis: 16
Staff picking Price: 0


Ray Cooper III (24-7-1), -400
vs.
Carlos Leal (16-3), +300

Catchweight Co-Main Event, 177 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: Cooper III via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Cooper III via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Cooper III via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Cooper III via Round 3 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Leal via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Cooper III via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Cooper III via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Cooper III via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Cooper III via Round 3 TKO
Chris Presnell: Leal via Unanimous Decision
Coby Weinsier: Cooper III via Round 2 TKO
Brandon Joint: Cooper III via Unanimous Decision
Jacek Okninski: Cooper III via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Cooper III via Round 3 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Cooper III via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Leal via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Cooper III: 13
Staff picking Leal: 3


Kayla Harrison (12-0), -3500
vs.
Marina Mokhnatkina (6-2), +1500

Women’s Lightweight Main Event, 155 lbs.

Jeremy Brand: Harrison via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Harrison via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
Mike Lynch: Harrison via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Harrison via Round 1 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Harrison via Round 2 TKO
Chris Presnell:  Harrison via Round 1 TKO
Coby Weinsier: Harrison via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
Jacek Okninski: Harrison via Round 1 SUB
William Dong: Harrison via Round 2 SUB
Julio Monteros Jr.: Harrison via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Harrison via Round 2 SUB

Staff picking Harrison: 16
Staff picking Mokhnatkina: 0

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

PFL 3 2022 FEATURED IMAGE:

PFL 3 2022

Rory MacDonald (left) and Brett Cooper (right) ahead of their PFL 3 2022 fight taking place Friday, May 6th from the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas (photo credits to Matthew Wells, MMA Junkie).

 

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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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