After going on hiatus in 2020, the PFL is back. PFL 1, the 2021 season opener, goes down tomorrow night with fights from this season’s lightweight and featherweight tournament on tap.
Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis features in the headliner for this event. The first hurdle in his way towards the $1 million grand prize is former UFC fighter, and popular pro boxer, Clay Collard.
Other notable fighters featured in this one includes two-time PFL winner Lance Palmer (who fights Bubba Jenkins), former Bellator lightweight tournament winner Marcin Held (who fights Natan Schulte) and contender series alum Brendan Loughnane (who meets UFC vet Sheymon Moraes).
The video of the weigh-ins is presented below. Only one fighter failed to miss their mark. Mikhail Odintsov came in .4 lbs heavy and will forfeit a 20 percent of his purse and lose a point in the PFL season standings.
Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, 9 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis (156) vs. Clay Collard (154.6)
Lightweight: Natan Schulte (156) vs. Marcin Held (155.8)
Featherweight: Movlid Khaybulaev (145.4) vs. Lazar Stojadinovic (145.8)
Featherweight: Lance Palmer (145.4) vs. Bubba Jenkins (146)
Preliminary Card (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Brendan Loughnane (146) vs. Sheymon Moraes (146)
Lightweight: Joilton Lutterbach (155.8) vs. Raush Manfio (156)
Lightweight: Akhmed Aliev (155.2) vs. Mikhail Odintsov (156.4)*
Featherweight: Chris Wade (146) vs. Anthony Dizy (145.6)
Featherweight: Sung Bin Jo (145.6) vs. Tyler Diamond (145.8)
Lightweight: Loik Radzhabov (155.4) vs. Alex Martinez (156)
*Mikhail Odintsov missed weight. His bout with Akhmed Aliev will proceed at a catchweight. Odintsov forfeits 20 percent of his purse to Aliev. Odintsov also receives a one-point penalty in the PFL regular season standings