Jun 23 2023
Friday

Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta, United States

Main Card
3 rounds contest @ Lightweight
Stevie Ray
Ray
Afghanistan flag
21-10-0
KO 2
KO 2
25-11-0

The tape

31
Age
34
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
72.8" / 185 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

SDUDUDSDUD
Form
KOUDSUBUDMD
21
Wins
25
10
By KO
6
48
KO%
24
3
By SUB
9
14
SUB%
36
10
Loses
11
1
Stopped
3
3
Tapped
4
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2010
32
Bouts
36
73
Rounds
76
5 hours, 21 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 24 minutes

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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Tapology
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Clay Collard vs Stevie Ray report

Who won Collard vs Ray?

Clay Collard beat Stevie Ray by knockout in the 2nd round during the main card of PFL 6, on Friday 23rd June 2023 at Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

Collard vs Ray stats

Clay Collard stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 10 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Stevie Ray made his way to the cage with a record of 25 wins, 11 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 9 by submission.

This was Clay Collard's 12th fight in the PFL, having made his debut for the promotion in 2021.

Clay Collard's PFL record stood at 7-5-0, while Stevie Ray's came in at 2-4-0.

The stats suggested Collard had a large advantage in power over Ray, boasting a 48% knock out percentage over Ray's 24%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ray had a large advantage over Collard, boasting a 36% submission rate over Collard's 14%.

Clay Collard was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Collard had a height advantage of 1 inch over Ray. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Collard's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Ray's, having had 5 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 8 months later than Ray, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 92 to Ray's 81.

Collard vs Ray form

Clay Collard had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had lost to Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #4 on 17th June 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Jeremy Stephens at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

Before that, he had been beaten by Raush Manfio at PFL 2021 #7 on 13th August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood.

He had defeated Joilton Lutterbach at PFL 2021 #4 on 10th June 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City.

Stevie Ray had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been defeated by Olivier Aubin Mercier at PFL 2022 #10 -World Championship on 25th November 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Hulu Theater, Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Anthony Pettis 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against Anthony Pettis at PFL 2022 #5 on 24th June 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Overtime Elite Arena, Atlanta.

Before that, he had lost to Alex Martinez at PFL 2022 #1 on 20th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Esports Stadium Arlington, Arlington.

He had beaten Michael Johnson at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Clay Collard had been fighting more than Stevie Ray.

Going to this contest, Clay Collard had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 4 days ago, while Stevie Ray's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 23 days ago.

Collard's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Ray's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 11 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 Ray?

Clay Collard was a 2/5 (-240) favourite going into the contest, while Stevie Ray made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+170) with oddsmakers.

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