- Wednesday 04.20.2022 at 06:00 PM ET
- U.S. Broadcast: ESPN
- Name: PFL 1: 2022 Regular Season
- Also Known As: PFL: Collard vs. Stephens
- Promotion: Professional Fighters League
- Tapology Accounts: PFLMMA | Dan Hardy
- Venue: Esports Stadium Arlington
- Location: Arlington, Texas, United States
- Enclosure: Cage
- TV Ratings: 144,000 avg. viewers
- MMA Bouts: 10
Cancelled & Fizzled Bouts
Collard vs. Stephens (10), Júnior vs. Monte (8)
Manfio vs. Madge (9), Schulte vs. Aubin-Mercier (7), Martinez vs. Ray (5), Akhmedov vs. Pešta (3), Powell vs. Williams (1)
Sordi vs. Hendricks (6), Hamlet vs. Aukštuolis (4), Wilkinson vs. Souto (2)
04.21.2022 | 8:43 AM ET
Man if only Stephens could have dropped to bantam, his power would really carry over there, maybe the cut would be too much, but if he could pull it off healthily I would have thought he could sc**** some wins there, maybe good ones... But not if he is too lethargic and depleted so its a tough one
Damn not good to be taken down by Collard, a boxer, but that may have been one strategy to have beaten him, try to out grapple the boxer. Not too fun to watch but a win is a win, which Stephens badly needs for a boost.. I suppose its not in his nature or style to do that, which is a pity sometimes.
* Edited at 04.21.2022, 8:58 AM ET *
04.21.2022 | 10:22 AM ET
04.22.2022 | 8:05 PM ET
Finally got around to Collard vs Stephens.
I understand the rules/criteria and think some of you do too. I doubt you’re understanding of what the ****s happening in the fight at times though. Lol
Stephens throws power and definitely landed some and stopped Clay a few times but not more than that body work to knee. Also the accumulation of shots can be just and more so as damaging. The volume, timing accuracy won him the fight. He stopped Stephens in his tracks a few too. Like that big left hook that clearly hurt Stephens. Close competitive fight that Collard clearly won. Know why Stephens looked tired throwing fast balls one at a time? Clay beat him up to the body before going upstairs. Stephens is tough as nails and hits hard af. They can be a bit predictable and they don’t always damage as much when you see them coming. Clay rolled with all but a few better than Jeremy It looks devastating how he throws but he sure looked like he took more punishment to me.
* Edited at 04.23.2022, 1:17 AM ET *
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