Clay Collard will have eyes on him as he fights in the main event of PFL 1.
His opponent is none other than former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Collard, who is also a professional boxer, has been dedicating his time fully to MMA nowadays and he asked for either Pettis or the reigning back-to-back PFL lightweight champion Natan Schulte to kick off the 2021 season.
Collard is aware of Pettis and everything he accomplished in his UFC days, but he knows that if Pettis wants to make a name for himself in the PFL, then Pettis has to get through him first.
You can hear everything Collard had to say about his upcoming matchup with Pettis by watching the video above from PFL 1 media day, which MyMMANews was apart of along with other media outlets.
A full list of the fights taking place on Friday’s PFL card are listed below:
Main Card (ESPN2, 9 p.m. ET)
Anthony Pettis (24-10) vs. Clay Collard (14-6)
Natan Schulte (20-3-1) vs. Marcin Held (22-7)
Movlid Khaybulaev (14-1-1) vs. Jason Soares (14-0)
Lance Palmer (22-3) vs. Bubba Jenkins (11-3)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Alex Martinez (1-0) vs. Loik Radzhabov (13-2-1)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (11-5) vs. Joilton Lutterbach (34-8)
Akhmed Aliev (19-6) vs. Mikhail Odintsov (0-0)
Tyler Diamond (10-1) vs. Sung Bin Jo (9-1)
Brendan Loughnane (19-3) vs. Sheymon Moraes (11-4)