2022 PFL Championship predictions: Who are our two unanimous picks in $1 million finals?

Harrison
vs.
Pacheco

Jenkins
vs.
Loughnane

Delija
vs.
Scheffel

Budd
vs.
Ladd

Aubin-Mercier
vs.
Ray

Sy
vs.
Taylor

Akhmedov
vs.
Wilkinson

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
186-109

harrison2022


Harrison
(81%)

jenkins2022


Jenkins
(51%)

delija2022


Delija
(77%)

budd2022


Budd
(57%)

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier
(81%)

sy2022


Sy
(56%)

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson
(56%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
196-104

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2018 Champion

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

akhmedov2022


Akhmedov

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
187-113

harrison2022


Harrison

jenkins2022


Jenkins

delija2022


Delija

ladd2022


Ladd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

taylor2022


Taylor

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
186-114

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

taylor2022


Taylor

akhmedov2022


Akhmedov

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
183-117

harrison2022


Harrison

jenkins2022


Jenkins

delija2022


Delija

ladd2022


Ladd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

taylor2022


Taylor

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
183-117

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2014 Champion

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

akhmedov2022


Akhmedov

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
181-119

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

taylor2022


Taylor

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
178-122

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

delija2022


Delija

ladd2022


Ladd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Nolan King
@mma_kings
173-127

harrison2022


Harrison

jenkins2022


Jenkins

delija2022


Delija

ladd2022


Ladd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

taylor2022


Taylor

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
172-128

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2017 Champion

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

ladd2022


Ladd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
163-137

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

wilkinson2022


Wilkinson

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
146-154

harrison2022


Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

delija2022


Delija

budd2022


Budd

aubin-mercier2022


Aubin-Mercier

sy2022


Sy

akhmedov2022


Akhmedov

The PFL closes out its 2022 season with six $1 million playoff finals this week.

The 2022 PFL finals take place Friday at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, two-time women’s lightweight season winner Kayla Harrison (15-0) goes after her third crown when she meets Larissa Pacheco (18-4) for the third time. Harrison is 2-0 against the Brazilian. Harrison is a massive 8-1 favorite at Tipico Sportsbook; the comeback on Pacheco is +470. But not all of our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are taking Harrison. One of our pickers has Pacheco in a big upset.

In the co-feature, Bubba Jenkins (19-5) takes on Brendan Loughnane (25-4) in the featherweight final. Loughnane is a -180 favorite and has a 7-4 lead in our picks.

Also on the main card, Ante Delija (22-5) is a heavy -350 favorite in the heavyweight season final against Matheus Scheffel (17-8). Delija, the 2021 runner-up, is one of our two unanimous picks at 11-0.

In a non-playoff showcase fight, former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd (16-4) takes on Aspen Ladd (9-3), who recently was released by the UFC and signed with the PFL. Ladd is a -230 favorite at the betting window, but it’s Budd who has a narrow 6-5 edge from our pickers.

In the lightweight season final, Olivier Aubin-Mercier (16-5) is a big -420 favorite against Stevie Ray (25-10) and is our second unanimous pick.

Sadibou Sy (12-6-2) takes on Dilano Taylor (10-2) in the welterweight final. Sy nearly is a 2-1 favorite, but he has just a slim 6-5 picks lead.

And to open the main card, Omari Akhmedov (24-7-1) meets 2-1 favorite Rob Wilkinson (16-2) in the light heavyweight final. Australia’s Wilkinson has a 7-4 lead from our staff pickers.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Harrison (81 percent), Jenkins (51 percent), Delija (77 percent), Budd (57 percent), Aubin-Mercier (81 percent), Sy (56 percent) and Wilkinson (74 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

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