Who won Pettis vs Collard?
Clay Collard beat Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the main event of PFL 2021 #1, on Friday 23rd April 2021 at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City.
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).
Pettis vs Collard stats
Anthony Pettis stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 10 loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Clay Collard made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Collard had a slight advantage in power over Pettis, with a 56% knock out percentage over Pettis' 46%.
Anthony Pettis was the older man by 6 years, at 34 years old.
Collard had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pettis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Pettis was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 1 month earlier than Collard, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, 76 to Collard's 58.
Pettis vs Collard form
Pettis had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Diego Ferreira on 18th January 2020 by in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nate Diaz on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Stephen Thompson on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville.
Before that, he had lost to Tony Ferguson on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had beat Michael Chiesa on 7th July 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Last Vegas.
Pettis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.