Alex Martinez Snatches Spot In Playoffs With Split Decision Win Over Clay Collard – PFL 4 Results (Highlights)

'Cassius' lost out on the judges' scorecards after a very competitive fight against Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez, Clay Collard, PFL 4
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At PFL 4, Clay Collard faced Alex Martinez in the main event of the night.

PFL 4: Clay Collard vs Alex Martinez

Round 1

Collard opens the fight with an inside leg kick. Martinez fires back with a push kick. The pair traded punches in pocket before Collard tried to clinch. Collard with a heavy strike but misses and gets hit with a big punch. Martinez with a teep. Collard goes for the body with a left hook. He tries to clinch again but Martinez is able to break it off. Martinez with the jab to keep Collard out of range. Glove tape seems to have come off here to halt the action. More light strikes being traded. Collard with a nice outside leg kick. Collard lands a takedown set up by combinations. Collard hits the leg on his way up. Another to the body of Martinez. Martinez fires back with a leg kick. Collard catches his leg and goes in trying to connect with a heavy shot. Collard has the back and is looking for a choke on the way up. Martinez works his way with a push kick and a couple of leg kicks. Collard with a two-punch combo. Collard turning the pressure up here with a straight left. Martinez goes for a takedown but Collard sweeps out his legs.

Round 2

Collard opens strong with a left hook after stepping in. Martinez with a leg kick. Collard fires one right back. Collard is working the body here as they continue trading leg kicks. Nice kick to the body for Collard. A couple lefts from him. Martinez looks to hold on to the back. He’s working his way with the jab. Collard jabs one back. Martinez keeps his distance with a teep. Collard drops Martinez with a left hook. Collard goes in for some ground and pound as Martinez tries to scramble. Collard goes for the back to looking to get an armbar but fails. Martinez takes his back in the scramble. Collard unable to escape and gets caught in a rear-naked choke but somehow survives. Martinez holds for the choke to close out round two.

Round 3

Martinez opens with a leg kick. Collard goes for the body again. Another jab to the body from Collard. Collard lands a big overhand right. Martinez counters Collard’s leg kick with a teep. Collard with a three-punch combo to the body followed up by a leg kick. Martinez goes for the takedown and gets it. Collard trying to get up here as Martinez looks to get his back. Collard tries to escape with a takedown. Guillotine attempt by Martinez. Collard gets out with two minutes to go in the round. Both men on their feet now. Collard with leg kicks. Martinez fires back with multiple leg kicks before going for a head kick. Collard connects with a right to the body. Collard continues working the body with a kick. Collard defends a takedown. He lands another big right hand. Collard is somewhat onto the back but fails to get it. Martinez is on top in half guard as the fight ends.

Official Result: Alex Martinez defeats Clay Collard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).

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