In close proximity to submissions assistance lead Alex Martinez to a victory in excess of Clay Collard in the PFL 4 key event, clinching Martinez a spot in the postseason and ending Collard’s 2022 PFL campaign
Alex Martinez will when again have a shot at turning into PFL lightweight champion, thanks to pulling off an upset, but controversial, final decision gain around Clay Collard at PFL 4.
As a outcome of his gain, Martinez is guaranteed a place in the light-weight portion of the 2022 PFL playoffs, whilst Collard’s year is above.
Martinez’s seed in the postseason tournament will be decided just after Anthony Pettis and Stevie Ray clash at PFL 5 subsequent week.
Alex Martinez improvements to PFL playoffs with acquire above Clay Collard at PFL 4
Collard seemed to get off on a sizzling get started with solid combinations, but Martinez manufactured him consume a hard punch to hold him at bay. Collard acquired following Martinez’s overall body with many boxing mixtures, and it appeared to be having to Martinez. Collard took Martinez down 2 times in the opening spherical, however Martinez ended the spherical on leading.
Collard continued to perform in excess of the body in the 2nd spherical, although Martinez arrived following Collard and tension him for his grappling. Collard dropped Martinez with a straight in the spherical, and though Martinez scrambled much more than once, Collard followed him all around. Collard attempted to lock in an armbar, but Martinez escaped and locked into a dominant position. Martinez managed to lock Collard in a rear-bare choke and practically bought the submission, but Collard managed to escape.
Collard appeared to get back again on the correct keep track of in the final body, but he located himself in hassle again courtesy of an arm-triangle choke and a guillotine from Martinez. It was a extremely profitable round for Martinez thanks to his outstanding grappling.
All 3 judges scored the bout 29-28, with two of the awarding the bout to Martinez to give him the split-determination nod.