The Professional Fighters League returns on Friday night for week four of its 2022 season. Emanating from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, GA, PFL 4 is scheduled to be main evented by a lightweight tournament bout between Clay Collard and Alex Martinez. Collard returned for his second straight PFL season after a brief stint in the boxing ring during the offseason. Collard defeated Anthony Pettis and Joilton Lutterbach, but lost his semi-final match to eventual 2021 season winner Raush Manfio.
Also featured on the card is former UFC mainstay, Jeremy Stephens. ‘Lil Heathen’ fought under the UFC banner for 14 years before moving to the PFL this season. In his week one outing, Stephens lost to Collard via unanimous decision. It was his sixth straight loss in the cage. Stephens looks to get back into the win column for the first time since 2018 when he faces Myles Price.
Before the fighters can enter the cage, they must first step on the scale and make weight for their respective bouts. Did all fighters make weight? Find out below:
MAIN CARD (ESPN, ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
- Clay Collard (155.2) vs. Alex Martinez (155.8)
- Antonio Carlos Junior (205.8) vs. Bruce Souto (205.2)
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.8) vs. Raush Manfio (155.8)
- Myles Price (155.2) vs. Jeremy Stephens (156)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 7 p.m. ET)
- Omari Akhmedov (203.2) vs. Teodoras Aukstuolis (204)
- Marcin Held (155.6) vs. Natan Schulte (156)
- Delan Monte (205.6) vs. Emiliano Sordi (204.8)
- Viktor Pesta (205.8) vs. Rob Wilkinson (206)
- Marthin Hamlet (205.6) vs. Josh Silveira (205.6)
- Jake Childers (155) vs. Nate Jennerman (155)
Weighed in as an alternate:
- Cory Hendricks (205.6)
Controversy at the PFL 4 Weigh-In
There was a bit of controversy at the PFL weigh-in. Jeremy Stephens stepped out to make weight for his bout with a freshly shaved head and no longer sporting the beard he had during the PFL media day. Many speculated that it was a ploy to help the fighter make weight. Unfortunately, that is not where the controversy lies.
When Stephens stepped on the scale, he successfully weighed in at 156 pounds, but a closer look showed that Stephens did not appear to be completely on the scale during the weigh-in which could have assisted him in making the 156-pound limit.
Aside from the controversy surrounding Stephens’ weigh-in, all other fights on the PFL card successfully made weight for the event on Friday night including Cory Hendricks who weighed in as a light heavyweight tournament alternate.
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