Clay Collard secures a spot in the PFL championship with a thrilling unanimous decision victory over Shane Burgos. Read more about this intense lightweight main event and the upcoming showdown with Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
Clay Collard Secures Spot in PFL Championship
In a thrilling lightweight main event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Clay Collard emerged victorious with a unanimous decision over Shane Burgos. The intense matchup showcased the skill and determination of both fighters, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.
Collard’s win propels him to his first PFL championship match, where he will face off against Olivier Aubin-Mercier. The highly anticipated showdown promises to be a clash of titans in the world of mixed martial arts.
Throughout the three rounds, Collard showcased his resilience and tenacity, despite suffering a significant leg injury from Burgos’ low kicks. The 30-year-old fighter from Utah fought through the pain, delivering powerful blows and demonstrating his unwavering spirit.
Burgos, a prized acquisition for the PFL, faced an uphill battle after a lackluster year. Despite a valiant effort in the third round, he couldn’t overcome Collard’s dominance in the earlier rounds.
The victory marks a redemption for Collard, who fell short of the PFL finals in previous years. His determination and unwavering belief in his abilities have finally paid off, earning him a well-deserved shot at the championship title.
In the welterweight division, Sadibou Sy and Magomed Magomedkerimov also secured their spots in the finals. Sy’s split decision victory over Carlos Leal showcased his skill and strategic prowess, while Magomedkerimov’s unanimous decision win over Solomon Renfro demonstrated his dominance in the ring.
The PFL finals are set to take place on November 24 in Washington, D.C. Fight fans can expect an electrifying night of high-stakes action as these exceptional athletes battle it out for glory and the coveted championship titles.