PFL 1: ‘Pettis vs. Collard’ Live Results and Highlights

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The Professional Fighters League (PFL) returns for their first event of 2021 with PFLΒ 1. The fight card features the featherweights and lightweights and in the main event, Anthony Pettis battles Clay Collard.

Anthony Pettis (24-10) is riding a two-fight winning streak and signed with the PFL after fighting out his UFC contract. The former UFC lightweight champ earned decision wins over Alex Morono and Donald Cerrone after being submitted by Diego Ferreira and losing a decision to Nate Diaz. In his career, “Showtime” holds notable wins over Stephen Thompson, Michael Chiesa, Charles Oliveira, Benson Henderson, and Gilbert Melendez.

Clay Collard (18-8) is returning to MMA for the first time since April of 2019. Since then, the UFC veteran has been a professional boxer under the Top Rank banner. He had six boxing fights in 2020 and eight in 2019. In his MMA career, however, Collard went 1-3 in the UFC including having his debut against Max Holloway where he lost a third-round TKO.

The co-main event of PFL 1 sees reigning lightweight champ Natan Schulte (20-3-1) battle UFC veteran, Marcin Held (26-7). Reigning featherweight champ, Lance Palmer (22-3) also competes against Bubba Jenkins (14-4). Another notable scrap is DWCS alum, Brendan Loughnane (19-3) taking on UFC veteran Sheymon Moraes (11-4) at featherweight.

PFL 1 Main Card:

  • Clay Collard def. Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision (29-27 x2, 29-28) – earns 3 points in the lightweight standings.

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  • Marcin Held def. Natan Schulte via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – earns 3 points in the lightweight standings

  • Movlid Khaybulaev def. Lazar Stojadinovic via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – earns 3 points in the featherweight standings

  • Bubba Jenkins def. Lance Palmer via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – earns 3 points in the featherweight standings

PFL 1 Prelims:

  • Brendan Loughnane def. Sheymon Moraes via KO (punches) at 2:55 of Round 1 – earns 6 points in the featherweight standings

  • Raush Manfio def. Joilton Lutterbach via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) – earns 3 points in the lightweight standings

  • Akhmet Aliev def. Mikhail Odintsov via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – earns 3 points in the lightweight standings

  • Chris Wade def. Anthony Dizy via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) – earns 3 points in the featherweight standings

  • Tyler Diamond def. Sung Bin Jo via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) – earns 3 points in the featherweight standings

  • Alex Martinez def. Loik Radzhabov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) – earns 3 points in lightweight standings

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