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Who won Collard vs Stephens?
Clay Collard beat Jeremy Stephens by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main event of PFL 2022 #1, on Wednesday 20th April 2022 at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Clay Collard.
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 Stephens stats
Clay Collard stepped into the octagon with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
Jeremy Stephens made his way to the cage with a record of 28 wins, 19 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Stephens had an advantage in power over Collard, with a 68% knock out percentage over Collard's 50%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Collard had a slight advantage over Stephens, with a 15% submission rate over Stephens' 7%.
Clay Collard was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Collard had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stephens. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Collard was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 2 months later than Stephens, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 81 to Stephens' 113.
Collard vs Stephens form
Stephens had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Mateusz Gamrot at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Calvin Kattar at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.
Before that, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
He had been beaten by Jose Aldo at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.
Collard's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
Stephens' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
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