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STEVIE RAY is eyeing double history as Britain’s first MMA world champion since Michael Bisping – and only ever Professional Fighters League winner.
Manchester’s Bisping in 2016 cemented his place in history as the first from the UK to win UFC gold.
No one since has achieved the same in the UFC or any other major promotion across the world.
But Scotland’s Ray, in the semi-final of the PFL’s 2022 season, is ready to change that.
He faces Anthony Pettis – an ex-UFC champ – in a rematch on Saturday and a win puts him in the PFL finale fight, where $1million is up for grabs.
So for Ray, he has the chance to put himself next to Bisping in the history books, and do so $1m richer.
He told SunSport: “I think there’s only been one, and that’s Michael Bisping in terms of MMA world champion.