MMA Junkie readers’
The PFL is back with the start of its second regular season fights in the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions.
PFL 2022, Week 4 takes place Friday at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, Clay Collard (21-9) takes on Alex Martinez (9-2) at lightweight. Collard and Martinez each have 3 points in the standings from decision wins in their first fights. Collard is about a 2-1 favorite, and he’s one of two unanimous picks on the main card from our 11 of our editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers.
In the co-feature, Antonio Carlos Junior (14-5) will try to build on his 6 points from earlier in the season when he takes on Bruce Souto (15-4) at light heavyweight. Junior is our other unanimous pick at 11-0.
Also on the main card, Olivier Aubin-Mercier (14-5) meets 2021 lightweight season winner Raush Manfio (16-3). And though Aubin-Mercier is as much as a 2-1 favorite at some online sportsbooks, it’s Manfio who has a near-unanimous picks lead at 10-1.
And to open the main card, we have another near-unanimous pick in Jeremy Stephens (28-20). He’ll try for his first points of the season when he takes on Myles Price (11-8) at lightweight. Stephens has a 10-1 picks lead.
In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Collard (91 percent), Junior (90 percent), Manfio (61 percent) and Stephens (85 percent) are the choices.
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