ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Professional Fighters League (PFL) continues its 2022 season TONIGHT (Fri., June 17, 2022) with a Lightweight and Light Heavyweight showcase. Headlining the card will be a Lightweight banger between fan favorite, Clay Collard, and Alex Martinez.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE results and real-time play-by-play coverage of the entire PFL 4 main card below, which begins at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+. We’ll also provide quick results for the “Prelims” undercard on ESPN+, which will start streaming at 6 p.m. ET.
The evening’s co-main event features returning Light Heavyweight champion Antonio Carlos Junior as he faces Bruce Souto.
PFL 4 QUICK RESULTS:
155 lbs.: Alex Martinez def. Clay Collard (29-28, 28-29, 29-28 ) — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
205lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Bruce Souto via unanimous decision (30-27 All)
155lbs.: Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Raush Manfio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155lbs.: Jeremy Stephens def. Myles Price via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
205lbs.: Omari Akhmedov def. Teodoras Aukstoulis via second-round submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:50
OH MY GOD! Omari Akhmedov choked out Aukstuolis in the 2nd round! pic.twitter.com/iYnQMNMZEq— Follow @FTBeard7 (@FTBeard7) June 18, 2022
155lbs.: Natan Schulte def. Marcin Held via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
205lbs.: Delan Monte def. Emiliano Sordi via first-round technical knockout (punches) at 1:32
WHAT AN UPSET FOR DELAN MONTE pic.twitter.com/FAJxEjFBnv— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) June 18, 2022
205lbs.: Rob Wilkinson def. Viktor Pesta via first-round technical knockout (punches) at 3:03
205lbs.: Josh Silveira def. Marthin Hamlet via first-round knockout (knee) at 3:27
155lbs.: Nate Jennerman def. Jake Childers via second-round submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:00
PFL 4 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155lbs.: Clay Collard vs. Alex Martinez
Round 1: Inside leg kick for Collard starts the action. Good push kick lands for Martinez. The two exchange punches close as Collard clinches and Martinez pushes him off. Collard fires back and eats a big punch for his troubles. Teep from Martinez. Nice left body hook from Collard. He punches his way into clinch again only to be reversed, Martinez breaks. Martinez jabs Collard as he comes in. Action stops from the glove tape coming off. They trade punches with Collard attacking. Strong outside leg kick from Collard as he picks up the pace and lands a takedown after some combinations. Collard kicks the legs as he stands up. Collar rips to the body. Hard leg kick from Martinez. Martinez gets a leg caught and falls to the ground, Collard dives in trying to land. Collard takes the back and threatens with a choke as they’re getting up. Push kick from Martinez followed by two leg kicks. Collard works the body with a two-punch combo. Left straight lands for Collard pressing forward, Martinez counters with a takedown. Round ends with Collard sweeping out Martinez’s legs.
Round 2: Big step-in left hook for Collard. Martinez fires back a leg kick that receives one in return. Collard continues trying to work the body. They trade leg kicks. Body kick for Collard. Nice pair of left hands for Collard. Martinez gets ahold of Stephens, taking the back momentarily. Jab from Martinez. Jab back from Collard. Teep from Martinez. Martinez gets dropped with a left hook as Collard follows him down. Martinez tries to scramble as Collard seeks ground and pound shots. Collard gets high on the back working for an armbar but loses it. Martinez takes his back as they start scrambling, Collard goes for two gramby rolls to escape but can’t. Martinez locks in a rear-naked choke and Collard somehow survives. Martinez continues working for the choke as time dwindles. Round ends.
Round 3: Leg kick from Martinez lands early. Collard rips to the body again with a leg kick behind it. Body jab from Collard. Big overhand right for Collard. Leg kick for Collard is met with a Martinez teep. Three shot body punch combo for Collard with a leg kick on the end of it connects. Martinez weathers the incoming body shots and gets the takedown. Collard works from guard near the cage. Collard walks up with Martinez looking for the back. Collard reverses trying to get his own takedown but winds up in a guillotine. Collard escapes to work from guard and stand. Leg kicks for Collard before he steps away. Leg kick from Martinez. Another pair comes before a head kick. Collard lands a right hand to the body. Good body kick from Collard, he defends a takedown after. Big right hand for Collard. Collard finds his way half onto the back but loses position. Martinez ends the fight on top in half guard.
Official result: Martinez def. Collard (29-28, 28-29, 29-28 )
205lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Bruce Souto
Round 1: Strong leg kicks from Souto open the action. Another big leg kick for Souto. Leg kick from Souto once more. Shoeface absorbs another. Shoeface goes to the body. Shoeface shoots in with a single leg takedown and gets it. Trapping Souto’s arm, Shoeface begins dropping punches from half guard. Souto works his way back up against the cage, as Shoeface holds underhook. Shoeface goes for another single leg and gets it but only briefly. Round ends.
Round 2: The kicks continue from Souto. Big overhand right from Souto. Outside leg kick from Souto. Shoeface punches his way into the bodly lock, getting a over-unders. Knee to the body from Shoeface. Shoeface muscles Souto to the ground. Shoeface works his way to the back, Souto walks to his feet as Shoeface gets a single underhook again. Round ends.
Round 3: Strong leg kick again from Souto on the outside. Good body kick from Shoeface. Souto pressures but gets grabbed and gives up over-under position against the cage, rinse and repeat. They exchange knees in the tight. Shoeface spins Souto around to get Souto’s back briefly but he slips away and get advantageous position against the cage. Shoeface reverses. Ref breaks them up. Big late double leg takedown from Shoeface. Shoeface gets the back as Souto works up and gets tripped back to the ground landing in guard as the time expires.
Official result: Carlos Junior def. Souto via unanimous decision (30-27 All)
155lbs.: Raush Manfio vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Round 1: OAM lands a body kick after roughly a minute of feeling out. Leg kick lands for OAM. Body kick for Manfio. Big left hook for OAM. Teep kick from Manfio before a body kick. Strong body kick from OAM. Left hook lands for Manfio. Outside leg kick by OAM followed by a right hand. Outside leg kick from OAM. Solid body kick from OAM. Round ends.
Round 2: Looping right hand lands for OAM. Inside leg kick to the thigh for OAM. Stiff left straight connects for OAM. Body kick for OAM lands. Head kick connects for OAM before taking a hard inside low kick. Hard body kick from OAM. Outside leg kick from OAM. Another good body kick from OAM finds a home. OAM whiffs on a left hook and takes one for his trouble. Left hook for OAM lands before an inside low kick. Manfio with an inside low kick. Round ends.
Round 3: The left hook finds its mark again for OAM. Inside low kick from Manfio lands. Right straight from OAM before a body kick. The two clinch up briefly, giving Manfio a knee to the body. Body kick from OAM. OAM runs into a big left hook from Manfio. The two clinch up with OAM in control. Knee for Manfio. Body kick for Manfio. OAM backs Manfio to the cage. Right hand from Manfio is countered with a takedown attempt from OAM as the two back into the cage. Fight ends.
Official result: Aubin-Mercier def. Manfio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155lbs.: Jeremy Stephens vs. Myle Price
Round 1: Price starts the action with some kicks before taking a low kick from Stephens. Price shoots in for a double leg takedown but gets sprawled. In half guard, Stephens starts dropping punches. Price transitions into butterfly guard. They get back to their feet. Stephens attacks his body before going high, Price backed against the fence. A nice leg kick from Stephens connects before a left hook to the body followed by a powerful right hook to the head. Stephens clinches Price against the cage. Price turns him around. Stephens gets back in control then unloads a barrage of punches before a leg kick on the separation. Good jab from Price. Stephens unloads another combination, Price defends and gets backed to the cage once more. Body kick from Price. Jab from Price before a teep kick. Stephens continues walking Price down only to eat a straight right. Stephens rips to the body in tight. Separating, Stephens eats some jabs. Round ends with Stephens pressing Price to the cage.
Round 2: Price aggresses forward early leading with an uppercut. Stephens fires back with a right hand followed by a leg kick outside. The two clinch against the cage. Price sneaks in some uppercuts. Stephens lands a leg kick on the break. Both land their jab. Price backs Stephens up and level changes for a takedown to no avail. Stephens reverses position, before being reversed again. Good left hook on the break from Price. They trade kicks. Price rips off a combo with a clean uppercut. Stephens lands big with his right in succession. Price shoots for another double-leg against the fence that’s defended. Stephens’ leg kick continues to find a home. Stephens backs Price up against the fence again.
Round 3: Price shoots for a double right out the gate and gets sprawled just like round one. Stephens in full guard. They get back up. Price paws in with his jab and goes to the body against the fence. Stephens reverses. Price reverses and gets his takedown, sweeping out Stephens’ feet. Price drops punches in tight from half. Stephens fights his way back up late offering a flurry but can’t connect flush. Fight ends.
Official result: Stephens def. Price via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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