Clay Collard secures his spot in the PFL championship after a thrilling victory over Shane Burgos. Get all the details on this intense lightweight main event and the upcoming finals.
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 three-round battle showcased the incredible skills and heart 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 the reigning lightweight champion, Olivier Aubin-Mercier. The highly anticipated showdown promises to be a clash of titans.
Throughout the fight, Collard demonstrated his resilience and determination. Despite suffering a significant leg injury from Burgos’ powerful low kicks, Collard refused to back down. The Utah native’s left hand injury also posed a challenge, limiting his ability to utilize his most potent weapon.
Burgos, a prized acquisition for the PFL, fought valiantly but fell short in his quest for victory. Although he rallied in the third round, it wasn’t enough to overcome Collard’s early lead.
In the welterweight division, Sadibou Sy and Magomed Magomedkerimov secured their spots in the finals with impressive performances. Sy earned a split decision win over Carlos Leal, while Magomedkerimov dominated Solomon Renfro with a unanimous decision.
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 the top fighters in the league battle for glory and the championship titles.