The Professional Fighters League kicked off its 2022 regular season on Wednesday, with lightweights and light heavyweights in action at PFL 1 in Arlington, TX.
Topping the show, the debut of longtime UFC veteran Jeremy Stephens. “Lil Heathen” was matched up with another 155lb’er with a fan-friendly style in Clay Collard. Aside from that explosive main event, last year’s champ, Raush Manfio, was facing off with another UFC alum, Don Madge, who had made his promotional debut last year outside of the season format. Light heavyweight champ Antonio Carlos Junior was paired up with Delan Monte, and 2018/2019 lightweight champ Natan Schulte was due to throw down with Olivier Aubin-Mercier.
The PFL 1 card goes down live on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the ESports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event airs live on ESPN/ESPN+ in the U.S., and via TSN in Canada. Full results are available below.
PFL 1 2022: Collard vs. Stephens Results
Clay Collard def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30×27, 30×27, 30×27)
Raush Manfio def. Don Madge via knockout (punches) Round 3, 2:42
Antonio Carlos Jr. def. Delan Monte via submission (D’Arce choke) Round 1, 0:29
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Natan Schulte via split decision (29×28, 28×29, 29×28)
Cory Hendricks def. Emiliano Sordi via TKO (punches) Round 2, 2:13
Alexander Martinez def. Stevie Ray via unanimous decision (30-27, 29×28, 30-27)
Marthin Hamlet def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via unanimous decision (30×27, 30×27, 30×27)
Omari Akhmedov def. Viktor Pesta via KO (punch) Round 1, 1:25
Robert Wilkinson def. Bruce Souto via TKO (punches) Round 2, 0:46
Simeon Powell def. Clinton Williams via knockout (knee) Round 3, 4:38