PFL Exclusive: Stevie Ray says yoga saved his career ahead of $1million world title bout
Stevie Ray will be looking to make Scottish MMA history when he takes on Olivier Aubin-Mercier in November’s PFL Lightweight final.
The 32-year-old picked up back-to-back victories over Anthony Pettis to secure his place in the 2022 PFL finale.
The Scot is now just one win away from a life-changing $1million cheque. Victory over his Canadian opponent would also seal Ray's place in the history books as Scotland's first MMA world champion.
"I would be the first Scottish and the fourth British," Ray told Planet Sport.
Over the last three years, Ray's career has been a wild rollercoaster ride, with the fighter experiencing the highest of highs and some of the biggest lows of his career.
Just as things appeared at their bleakest, the PFL offered Ray a fresh start. The Kirkcaldy-born fighter was able to take the opportunity with both hands and is now on the verge of world championship glory.
Stevie Ray is a Wizard on the Ground! $PFL Token holders can vote for @StevenRayMMA as your Fan Favorite Finish for the 2nd half of the PFL Regular Season on https://t.co/UaOoQw6GCJ— PFL (@PFLMMA) July 28, 2022
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Our very own @seb_sternik had an exclusive chat with the @PFLMMA's Stevie Ray, who will be looking to become the first Scottish MMA world champion when he takes on Olivier Aubin-Mercier in the #PFL Lightweight final. Read the full interview here...#MMAhttps://t.co/DXza1lTcxL pic.twitter.com/l7yv8cSVqC— Planet Sport (@PlanetSportcom) September 30, 2022