Alexander Martinez squeaked out a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) over former UFC fighter Clay Collard (21-10) in the 2022 PFL 4 main event at Atlanta. The win earned him three points in the standings and clinched him a slot in the playoffs.
It comes after Martinez turns a standalone win over Stevie Ray in April into a two-fight winning streak. He moves to 3-2 overall in PFL, with 2022 being his second season with the promotion.
As for Collard, he remains a fan-favorite despite two losses in his most recent three fights. Collard is also 3-2 overall in PFL. He holds victories over Jeremy Stephens, Joilton Lutterbach, and Anthony Pettis.
PFL 4 results:
Alexander Martinez def. Clay Collard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Bruce Souto via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Raush Manfio via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jeremy Stephens def. Myles Price via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Congratulations @Mmartinez_alex! With the win Alex clinches his spot in the #PFLPlayoffs! #2022PFL4 pic.twitter.com/OEyEyJqVI2
— PFL (@PFLMMA) June 18, 2022
Omari Akhmedov def. Teodoras Aukstuolis via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:50
Natan Schulte def. Marcin Held via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Delan Monte def. Emiliano Sordi via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:32.
Robert Wilkinson def. Viktor Pesta via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:03
Josh Silveira def. Marthin Hamlet via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:27
Nate Jennerman def. Jake Childers via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:00 – showcase bout