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PFL 1 results – 2021 season kickoff of the Professional Fighters League

The 2021 season of the Professional Fighters League kicks off tonight, with PFL 1, headlined by an exciting lightweight bout between multiple-time world champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and top contender Clay Collard. Pettis (24-10) is a former UFC and WEC Lightweight Champion and will be making his promotional debut with the PFL. He is coming off back-to-back wins. Collard (18-8-1), also making his PFL debut, has won 4 of his last 5 fights. The event will take place in the PFL Regular Season Bubble at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Also on the card, 2018 and 2019 PFL Lightweight Champion Natan Schulte faces Marcin Held in the co-main event. Schulte (20-3-1) who hails from Brazil, has reigned over the PFL’s lightweight division in the past two seasons. Poland’s Held (26-7) steps into the PFL cage for the first time following stints with the UFC and Bellator.

Additionally, 2018 and 2019 PFL Featherweight Champion Lance Palmer will make his 2021 season debut against highly-touted newcomer Bubba Jenkins. An NCAA Division I All-American, Palmer (22-3) is undefeated in the PFL, and is on an 11-fight winning streak. Jenkins (14-4) will be making his PFL debut off the strength of a three-fight winning streak. He is a former BRAVE CF Bantamweight Champion.

 

PFL 1 results below:

MAIN CARD (ESPN 2, 9 p.m. ET)

Clay Collard defeated Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) – earned 3 points in lightweight standings
Marcin Held defeated Natan Schulte via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – earned 3 points in lightweight standings
Movlid Khaybulaev defeated Lazar Stojadonovic via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – earned 3 points in featherweight standings
Bubba Jenkins defeated Lance Palmer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – earned 3 points in featherweight standings

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)

Brendan Loughnane defeated Sheymon Moraes via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:55 – earned 6 points in featherweight standings
Raush Manfio defeated Joilton Lutterbach via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – earned 3 points in lightweight standings
Akhmed Aliev defeated Mikhail Odintsov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – earned 3 points in lightweight standings
Chris Wade defeated Anthony Dizy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – earned 3 points in featherweight standings
Tyler Diamond defeated Sung Bin Jo via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – earned 3 points in featherweight standings
Alex Martinez defeated Loik Radzhabov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) – earned 3 points in lightweight standings

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