PFL 2022, Week 2 predictions: Who are our three unanimous picks in Texas?

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PFL 2022, Week 2 predictions: Who are our three unanimous picks in Texas?

Austin
vs.
Cappelozza

Palmer
vs.
Wade

Kudo
vs.
Loughnane

Ferreira
vs.
Jones

Goltsov
vs.
Goodale

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
59-30

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza
(94%)

palmer2022


Palmer
(55%)

loughnane2022


Loughnane
(90%)

ferreira2022


Ferreira
(89%)

goltsov2022


Goltsov
(85%)

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
67-36

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
67-36

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
66-37

trophy copy

2018 Champion

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

wade2022


Wade

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
65-38

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
65-38

trophy copy

2014 Champion

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
64-39

trophy copy

2017 Champion

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

jones2022


Jones

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Nolan King
@mma_kings
64-39

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

jones2022


Jones

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
63-40

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

jones2022


Jones

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
62-41

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

wade2022


Wade

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
59-44

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

wade2022


Wade

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
49-54

cappelozza2022


Cappelozza

palmer2022


Palmer

loughnane2022


Loughnane

ferreira2022


Ferreira

goltsov2022


Goltsov

The PFL is back for the second week of its 2022 season with featherweights and heavyweights on the bill.

PFL 2022, Week 2 takes place Thursday at Esports Arena in Arlington, Texas. The main card airs on ESPN2 following prelims on ESPN+.

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

In the main event, 2021 heavyweight season champion Bruno Cappelozza (14-5) takes on Stuart Austin (15-7). Cappelozza is a heavy betting favorite to start the season out with a win, and all 11 of our editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers have him as one of three unanimous picks on the main card.

In the co-feature, two-time season champion Lance Palmer (22-5) will try to get back on the right track at featherweight against Chris Wade (20-7). Wade came up short in the 2021 final. But Palmer has not won a fight since his 2019 title; he lost both his fights in 2021. Wade is a slight betting favorite, but it’s Palmer with a big 8-3 lead in the picks.

The second biggest favorite on the card is Brendan Loughnane (21-4), who takes on Ryoji Kudo (10-2-1) in a featherweight bout to open the regular season. Loughnane is one of our three unanimous picks.

Renan Ferreira (8-2) meets Jamelle Jones (12-7) in a heavyweight bout. Brazil’s Ferreira is as much as an 8-1 betting favorite, but he’s not a unanimous pick. Still, he’s got a sizable 8-3 lead from our staff pickers.

And to open the main card, Denis Goltsov (27-7) is our third unanimous pick against heavyweight late-notice replacement Cody Goodale (8-5). Goltsov is the biggest favorite on the card.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Cappelozza (94 percent), Palmer (55 percent), Loughnane (90 percent), Ferreira (89 percent) and Goltsov (85 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.