Marcin Held knows a thing or two about Natan Schulte, who is Held’s opponent on Friday at PFL 1.
Schulte is not only the reigning back-to-back PFL lightweight champion, but he is also a former training partner of Held’s from American Top Team.
Held, who is representing Polish MMA, is fully aware of what Schulte has done over the course of the last two PFL season, but he isn’t backing down from the challenge of trying to hand Schulte his first loss since 2017.
Prior to their fight on Friday, Held spoke to MyMMANews and other media outlets as part of the PFL 1 media day. You can hear everything he had to say by watching his full pre-fight press conference in 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)