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Anthony Pettis showed up for the main event but “Showtime” didn’t.

Pettis — who earned his apt monicker from his days as a UFC champion — lost to Stevie Ray in a unanimous decision, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, Friday night at the jam-packed Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in the Professional Fighters League’s lightweight semifinal.

It was the second time in six weeks that Ray beat Pettis. The first time came in June when Ray (25-10) submitted Pettis (25-14) with a a body triangle.

For the rematch, the former UFC champ promised a little more razzle-dazzle but it just didn’t happen.

Ray of Scotland smothered Pettis’ attack and consistently brought the fight to the floor. During the final minute of round one, Ray thought he had Pettis ready to tap out when he cinched on a north-south choke. But Pettis squirmed free

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