The Skilled Fighters League held the official weigh-ins for PFL 1, the league’s 2021 season opener.
The PFL debut of Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was made official when the MMA icon tipped the scales at 156-pounds. His opponent, hard-hitting striker Clay Collard got here in at 154.6-pounds. The lightweights will take their first steps in direction of the 2021 PFL title and the $1 million championship prize once they enter the PFL SmartCage tomorrow night time.
Two-time light-weight PFL champion Natan Schulte additionally got here in proper on the 156-pound restrict to kick off his 2021 marketing campaign in hopes of notching his third consecutive PFL title. He’ll face Polish leg-lock skilled Marcin Held who weighed in at 155.8-pounds.
Lance Palmer, one other two-time PFL champion, will look to cement his place atop the PFL featherweight division as soon as once more when he takes on a well-known foe in Bubba Jenkins. The 2 had been each standout wrestlers via their school careers who proceed their rivalry in MMA. Palmer weighed 145.4 whereas Jenkins got here in at an excellent 146-pounds.
The one fighter to overlook weight is light-weight contender Mikhail Odintsov, who weighed in at 156.4 lbs. Because of this, Odintsov will obtain a one level penalty within the light-weight division, and he can be ineligible to earn factors within the battle, no matter end result. Akhmed Aliev, in the meantime, will obtain an automated 3 factors within the light-weight division standings and can be eligible for bonus factors, ought to he be capable of end the battle. Odintsov may also forfeit 20% of his whole battle purse to Aliev.
OFFICIAL PFL 1 WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Light-weight Bout (155 lbs.) Anthony Pettis (156 lbs.) vs. Clay Collard (154.6 lbs.)
Light-weight Bout (155 lbs.) Natan Schulte (156 lbs.) vs. Marcin Held (155.8 lbs.)