PFL 1 LIVE RESULTS: Stream FREE, TV channel, updates as ex-UFC star Jeremy Stephens headlines against Clay Collard

PFL is back tonight in Texas as former UFC star Jeremy Stephens takes on pro boxer Clay Collard in a big lightweight clash.

Elsewhere on the card, Raush Manfio takes on Don Madge, Antonio Carlos Junior is up against Delan Monte and Natan Schulte fights Olivier Aubin-Mercier.

  • Start time: 6pm EST/11pm BST
  • Main event start time: 10.30pm EST/3.30am BST
  • TV channel/stream: ESPN+/Channel 4/All 4

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  • Jack Figg

    Lightweights next

    After consecutive light-heavyweight bouts we move onto the lightweight next.

    And Scotland's Stevie Ray marks his return after three years out and fights Alexander Martinez.

    Ray comes out of retirement and is eyeing that $1million cash prize.

  • Jack Figg

    Marthin Hamlet vs Teodoras Aukstuolis

    The fight goes the distance and won't live long in the memory.

    There were some heavy shots going in from both but each were quick to grapple.

    After three rounds the judges score in favour of Marthin Hamlet, who earns three points.

  • Jack Figg

    Omari Akhmedov vs Viktor Pesta

    Another MASSIVE knockout this time for Akhmedov.

    A big right hand out of the clinch landed right on the button and left Pesta out cold.

    Such a devastating KO like that could also see him out of the league, even if he has a remaining fight left in the regular season.

  • Jack Figg

    Robert Wilkinson vs Bruce Souto

    Massive KO in round two for Wilkinson, who kicks off his season with five points.

    It's not over for Souto but a KO loss like that will come as a big setback.

    Up next, Omari Akhmedov vs Viktor Pesta in another light-heavyweight fight.

  • Jack Figg

    Up next

    More light-heavyweight action next as Robert Wilkinson fights Brazil's Bruce Souto.

    Both are in their opening season with PFL.

    Winner will get off the board and earn points depending on the result.With knockout wins earning more than points.

  • Jack Figg

    Simeon Powell vs Clinton Williams

    Here is Simeon Powell's brutal KO win.

    He said: "I felt like he got lazy and he left his arms out and his head was right there.

    "Look at that, smooth as you like."

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  • Jack Figg

    Simeon Powell vs Clinton Williams

    WOW! Massive knockout as Powell lands a perfectly timed knee to knock Williams out cold.

    After a clinch he landed the knee and it was over immediately.

    He needed that after being taken down twice but turned it around in some style.

  • Jack Figg

    Simeon Powell vs Clinton Williams

    Round 3 – Powell is taken down early in the round as he tried to circle and jab.

    Powell gets back to his feet and has to start getting busy as this round and fight slips away from him.

    The Brit lands a trip of his own and does let a flurry of strikes go.

    Another takedown for Williams as we enter the final minute.

  • Jack Figg

    Simeon Powell vs Clinton Williams

    Round 2 – Williams clips Powell with a left hook but the Londoner shrugs it off.

    Powell peppers Williams with jabs and finishes it off with a leg kicks.

    Williams stalking Powell but not letting his hands go, he does land a takedown though as the round closes out.

  • Jack Figg

    On the undercard

    Currently in the cage is British light-heavyweight Simeon Powell.

    Powell won PFL's "Challenger Series" to get a contract and faces Clinton Williams in the season opener.

    He's started the bout well, using good kicks and sharp rights.

  • Matt Penn

    What a Raush

    Raush Manfio almost retired to become a coach and work as a cleaner before entering the PFL 2021 season.

    And after rolling the dice one final time, Manfio won big as he upset the odds to claim the $1million cash prize.

    The Brazilian won four fights on the spin to take home the lightweight belt and life-changing cheque.

    But it could have been so different for Manfio – who at one point was ready to call to walk away from his fighting career.

    He told MMA Junkie: “I called my manager Brian Butler and I was quitting my career.

    “I was preparing to try to stop finding fights for me. I was doing private classes with some students.

    "I was doing really good and I had another job cleaning offices at night.

    “I thought God didn’t want this from my career because I got nine fights canceled and three or four I got the contract signed and the other fights I replaced their guys who got hurt.

    "But when the opponents saw me, they don’t want to fight me.

    "So it was like three years of opponents that didn’t want to fight me and I was ready to quit.”

  • Matt Penn

    Step-ing up

    Jeremy Stephens insisted he will not become the latest UFC aluminium who fails to hit the heights in rival promotion PFL.

    Professional Fighters League has a knockout, quarters, semis and final format across eight fighters in eight separate divisions.

    And the dramatic winner-take-all season ends with the final two in each weight class battling it out for a life-changing $1million prize cheque.

    It has seen several stars from the UFC jump ship in the hopes of becoming a champion with a million dollars extra in the bank.

    The most recent was former lightweight UFC champion Anthony Pettis, who was knocked out in opening round last year after penning an exclusive PFL deal.

    And Clay Collard, 29, who upset Pettis, 35, and the odds last year, will attempt the double as he welcomes Stephens to PFL.

    But Stephens said: “The thing about MMA is I can draw from their experience.

    “I can draw from Anthony’s experience inside the PFL. You know, he was getting paid a lot of money.

    “I feel like they paid him too much dough and he sat back and thought he was gonna win on intimidation.

    “That’s the experience that I’ve drawn from, something that I’ve learned.

    "I’m fully prepared and in a very good battle with a game opponent.”

  • Matt Penn

    Different gear

    Clay Collard reckons he is in a different gear to PFL opponent Jeremy Stephens – after taking up boxing to help pay off a car repair.

    The American has had 18 professional boxing bouts, with a record of 9–6–3, after a lengthy career in MMA.

    He even featured on on Top Rank bills headed up by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

    But Collard returned to the cage and signed with the Professional Fighters League, an MMA organisation that offers fighters the chance to win $1million.

    He beat ex-UFC champion Anthony Pettis, 35, last season but was knocked out by eventual winner Raush Manfio, 30, in the semi-finals.

    Collard, 29, returns this year and faces former UFC featherweight Stephens, 35, believing his boxing career has driven him to new levels.

    He told MMA Junkie: “One hundred percent, I feel like I have the edge on him in boxing.

    “He hits hard. Everybody hits hard. I can take a shot, too. I think Pettis kicked me right upside the head. He still didn’t put me out.

    “I’m excited about it. He could swing, but I’m just going to piece him up and pick him apart, and that’s my plan.”

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