Natan Schulte has been the man to beat in the PFL’s lightweight division.
In 2018 and 2019, Schulte won the lightweight championship while going undefeated over the course of the two-year stretch. Last year, Schulte and the rest of the PFL roster did not compete as the 2020 PFL season was canceled due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
Now in 2021, Schulte is looking to carry all of his momentum in the upcoming season which kicks off on Friday.
Schulte (20-3-1) will look to make his winning streak an even 10 fights against Marcin Held in the co-main event of PFL 1 on Friday.
Prior to his fight on Friday, Schulte spoke to MyMMANews about this matchup back in February. Now on Tuesday, Schulte once again spoke to MyMMANews along with other media outlets during PFL 1 media day. You watch his full pre-fight press conference 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)