Lance Palmer can’t wait to fight again.
Palmer (22-3) ruled over the PFL featherweight division in 2018 and 2019 as he went on to win the featherweight title in both of those season.
After missing out on the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Palmer will now look win his third straight title at 145 pounds this year.
Palmer’s journey towards a third straight title starts with a familiar foe in Bubba Jenkins.
Jenkins (11-3) is new to the PFL, but Palmer and Jenkins are used to facing off against each other from their college wrestling days. Jenkins started his career off at Penn State before transferring to Arizona State where he won a national championship. Meanwhile, Palmer wrestled at Ohio State where he was a four-time All-American.
Prior to their first meeting in MMA, Palmer spoke to MyMMANews and other media outlets during PFL 1 media day. You can hear everything he had to say by watching the video above.
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)