July 7, 2022

PFL Results 1: Clay Collard has another big upset with Jeremy Stevens' brutal shutdown

PFL Results 1: Clay Collard has another big upset with Jeremy Stevens’ brutal shutdown

For the second time, Clay Collard He spoiled the PFL debut of a decorated UFC vet, it’s closed Jeremy Stevens In the opening title of Season 4 of the tournament-based promotion on Wednesday.

Collard walked through Stevens’ best shot and kept pressing for a 30-27 mark win from all judges in the Fight Card main event at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The main card has been broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+.

Stevens quickly submitted Collard to a force that brought down many opponents in the octagon. But he seemed to be stunned when his fellow UFC vet was still there, getting shot in the head and body. One particularly ferocious right Stephens out of position and wide open for a triple of Collard’s shots together in a short arrangement. In closing, Collard framed Stevens with his elbow and knees to the head. By the end of the opening frame, Stephen began to bulge under his left eye.

However, the PFL’s recent acquisition continued to deliver big punches, hitting Collard hard in the second and third rounds. When I entered the battle in deep water, it wasn’t enough to change the course of the fight, and he started looking for takedowns. He was surprised on that front too, when Collard leaned down after taking a hunk and tossing it on the carpet. Collard does this two more times in the open range, walking for added effect.

Both men were exhausted in the third round, and Stevens threw an illegal spin elbow in the final seconds of the match. It hit Collard’s throat and went unpunished as the boxing and MMA vet added another huge name to his résumé following the surprise third season of the former UFC Lightweight Champion. Anthony Pettis. Collard also earned three points for Season 4’s total after failing in the previous tournament’s finals.

Manvio pulls off a block after slow start

Season 3 Lightweight Winner Rauch Manview He was on his way to becoming the second champ to feel upset in the opening game of the fourth season of the PFL. He was late in all the scorecards against Don Madge, which dictated the range and pace of action over the course of roughly three rounds. Then Manfuo released his right hand and erased everything that had happened up to that moment.

Madge hit the board and was quickly beaten by follow-up punches at the 2:42 mark for the final frame. Up until that moment, Manfuo’s right hand was all short except for once or twice as evidenced by Madge’s rapid head shaking. The right opportunity and the right angle didn’t seem to slip away from Madge, and the Season 3 champion did himself no favors by waiting and not pressing for action. In the end, he earned four points and avoided an unpleasant start to the season. Madge’s winning streak was halted by seven fights – including two in the UFC before his unexpected release – while Manfio extended his current streak to five fights.

Aubin-Mercier annoys Schulte

For the second time in a row, the two-time lightweight champion Natan Schulte He was upset at the opening of the NFL season. In 2021, it was Marcin Heald Winning points. This year, it was Olivier Aubin-Mercier Its creaking over a split call.

“The Canadian Gangster” used a perfect on-court game plan and pretty much stuck with it despite an empty gas tank at the end of three rounds with the former champ, who ruthlessly pressured him with kicks and punches. Aubin-Mercier’s southern stance proved Schulte a difficult challenge to overcome as punches and a progressive left paused his advance. Then Aubin-Mercier moved sideways and stuck his opponent down with a single straight arrow, repeatedly finding his target. Schulte didn’t rock anything, but they scored more points, as did the frequent physical kicks that put the Brazilian in trouble for a brief period in the first round.

Schulte fought through the attack to choke his opponent in the cage at the end of each round, convincing a judge that he had done enough with a 29-28 score. But the other two saw it for Aubin Mercier with the same score, giving the Canadian three points and his third straight win in the NFL.

Running “Shoeface” above Monty

Season 3 Light Heavyweight Champion Antonio Carlos Jr He got off to a very good start in his quest to win his second PFL Championship. In less than 30 seconds, he had an opponent Dylan Monty Clicking on D’Arce’s throttle after taking a swearing right cross on the face.

“Shoeface” took his hard right hand off his opponent and appeared to be wrapping his knee in an early exchange. But his punch landed even more forcefully, suffocating the chokehold even before the two hit the ground. By the time Monty realized what was happening, he was on the verge of no return. The official finish came just 29 seconds into the first round and put six points on the board for the junior, who turned the table and won $1 million in last year’s championship.

full PFL 1: Collard vs Stevens Results:

Clay Collard def. Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rauch Manvio def. Don Madge via KO (Kicks) – 3rd round, 2:42

Antonio Carlos Jr. defeated. Dylan Monty via submission (choke D’Arce) – Round 1, 0:29

Olivier Aubin-Mercier defeated. Natan Schulte via split decision (29-28, 28-29-28, 29-28)

Corey Hendricks defeated. Emiliano Sordi via TKO (Strikes) – 2nd round, 2:13

Alexander Martinez defeated. Stevie Ray By unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

Martin Hamlet defeated. Theodora Oxtolus by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Omari Akhmetov defeated. Victor Besta via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 1:25

Rob Wilkinson defeated. Bruce Soto via TKO (Kicks) – 2nd round, 0:46

Simeon Powell def. Clinton Williams via KO (knee) – Round 3, 4:38