MMA Twitter was very divided if not outraged when Alex Martinez preferred Clay Collard at PFL 4
As a result of the win, Martinez moves on PFL postseason and eliminates Collard.
Collard got off to a strong start to the fight, processing Martinez with multiple boxing combos that targeted Martinez’s body and clearly damaged it. Collard added a couple of takedowns to the round, although Martinez finished the round in the lead.
That would be a foretaste of what was to come. Although Collard got off to a hot start and knocked Martinez down on the second lap, Martinez’s scrambling resulted in two submission attempts, including a rear-naked choke that looked deep and disconcerting, but Collard was able to escape.
Martinez’s grappling and submission skills gave him more success in the last frame, although Collard was still landing more damaging shots.
PFL 4: Twitter reacts to Clay Collard vs. Alex Martinez
Both men entered this main event bout with three points in the lightweight standings, contending for postseason position in the division.
Collard scored an entertaining victory over Jeremy Stephens at PFL 1 in April. Last season, Collard notched victories over Anthony Pettis and Joilton Lutterbach in the regular season before losing to eventual champion Raush Manfio in the semifinals.
Martinez defeated Stevie Ray by decision at PFL 1. Last season, Martinez defeated Loik Radzhabov before losing to Natan Schulte. Martinez lost to Radzhabov in a rematch in the semifinals.
PFL 4: Clay Collard vs. Alex Martinez took place live from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, GA on Friday June 17, 2022. Follow FanSided MMA who was there for all your news and highlights.
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