Nov 24 2023
Friday

The Anthem, Washington, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
24-10-0
UD 5
UD 5
20-5-0

The tape

31
Age
35
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Tape record

UDKOUDSDUD
Form
KOKOUDKOUD
24
Wins
20
11
By KO
4
46
KO%
20
3
By SUB
8
13
SUB%
40
10
Loses
5
1
Stopped
0
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2011
35
Bouts
25
81
Rounds
61
5 hours, 57 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 31 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Clay Collard vs Olivier Aubin Mercier report

Who won Collard vs Aubin-Mercier?

Olivier Aubin Mercier beat Clay Collard by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of PFL 10, on Friday 24th November 2023 at The Anthem in Washington.

The scorecards were announced in favor of the winner Olivier Aubin Mercier.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Collard vs Aubin-Mercier stats

Clay Collard stepped into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Olivier Aubin Mercier made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by knock out and 8 by submission.

This was Clay Collard's 11th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021.

Clay Collard's PFL record stood at 7-4-0, while Olivier Aubin Mercier's came in at 10-0-0.

The stats suggested Collard had a large advantage in power over Mercier, boasting a 46% knock out percentage over Mercier's 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Mercier had a large advantage over Collard, boasting a 40% submission rate over Collard's 13%.

Clay Collard was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.

Collard had a height advantage of 2 inches over Mercier. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Collard was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 months earlier than Mercier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 89 to Mercier's 66.

Collard vs Aubin-Mercier form

Collard had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Olivier Aubin Mercier at PFL 10: 2023 PFL World Championship on 24th November 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at The Anthem, Washington, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Shane Burgos at 2023 PFL Playoffs: Welterweights & Lightweights on 23rd August 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Stevie Ray at PFL 6 on 23rd June 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Before that, he had defeated Yamato Nishikawa at PFL 3 on 14th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

He had been beaten by Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Mercier had won all 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3opponents and going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he was victorious against Bruno Miranda at 2023 PFL Playoffs: Welterweights & Lightweights on 23rd August 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Anthony Romero at PFL 6 on 23rd June 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Shane Burgos at PFL 3 on 14th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had defeated Stevie Ray at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York.

He was victorious against Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #7 on 5th August 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Olivier Aubin Mercier had been fighting more than Clay Collard.

Going to this contest, Clay Collard had last fought 6 months and 25 days ago, while Olivier Aubin Mercier's last outing had been 9 months and 26 days ago.

Collard's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Mercier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Collard vs Aubin-Mercier?

Clay Collard was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Olivier Aubin Mercier made his way into the ring at 4/11 (-280) with oddsmakers.

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