The 2022 Profesional Fighters League tournament is back in action tonight, live from Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the main event of the evening, we will see Clay Collard and Alex Martinez square off in what is sure to be a firework of a fight at 155 pounds.
Opening up the main card of PFL 4 tonight, however, is former UFC vet, Jeremy Stephens, and Irishman Myles Price.
Stephens (28-20-0, 1 NC) has gone winless in his last seven bouts. Having made his way to the PFL following a near 15-year stint in the UFC, Stephens lost his first bout of the 2022 PFL season against Clay Collard.
Price (11-8-0) also made his PFL debut this year following a good run in BAMMA and a sole victory over Peter Queally under the Bellator banner. In his debut, he squared off with Anthony Pettis and was finished in the first round.
Here is how the matchup between Stephens and Price went down:
Price opens up with a nice body kick, as Stephens returns with a leg kick. Price shoots and is stuffed. Stephens gains half-guard control and lands a few punches. Price is able to get back up and the two begin to exchange. Stephens is looking a bit more calculated than we are used to seeing as he lands a few solid clean shots. They clinch and Stephens unloads on to the body of Price. Stephens lands a couple of clean uppercuts as Price comes in for the clinch with just a minute left in the first round. Price blitzes, landing a few solid strikes, and the two clinch again. The round comes to a close as the two remain clinched.
A quick blitz from Price to open the round, but the two end up in a clinch once again. Stephens keeps on with the calf kicks which are beginning to visibly welt on Price. Price shoots for a takedown, but is stuffed. The two clinch again near the halfway point of the second. Price lands a beautiful combination landing flush on Stephens, before eating a big overhand. Stephens keeps looking for the calf kick, and the two clinch again as Stephens works on the body. On to the third!
Price shoots, and is stuffed again by Stephens. Stephens gains top control before standing up and letting Price up. Kick attempt from Price, and the two clinch. A lackluster first few minutes of the third. Price gets the takedown and lands what he can. Not much action from either man at this point, as Price tries to remain in control on top. With 30 seconds left, Price remains on top controlling Stephens. Stephens gets up and starts throwing as the round comes to a close.
Official Result: Jeremy Stephens def. Myles Price via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
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