The Professional Fighters League (PFL) continues its 2021 season tonight (Thursday, June 10, 2021) with the latest from its lightweight and featherweight tournaments plus a big debut in the featured attraction.
MMAmania.com will provide LIVE coverage of PFL 4 motherboard below, which begins at. 22 ET on ESPN2. We also give fast results for “Prior” undercard it ESPN +, which starts streaming at. 18:30 ET.
PFL 4s main event sees one of the most accomplished boxers of the modern era, two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time undisputed champion Claressa Shields, swap the ring for the cage against veteran Brittney Elkins. The co-star originally saw Anthony Pettis appear to be jumping back from his disrupted loss to Clay Collard against Alex Martinez, but illness forced “Showtime” out yesterday (details), leaving Martinez to face two-time champion Natan Schulte.
The main card will also see Bubba Jenkins look to keep momentum going against UFC veteran Bobby Moffett and Brendan Loughnane, who are dating Tyler Diamond, while the sub card includes Clay Collard, Lance Palmer and Marcin Held, among others.
PFL 4 QUICK RESULTS:
Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkins
Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach
Bubba Jenkins Vs. Bobby Moffett
Brendan Loughnane Vs. Tyler Diamond – Loughnane def. Diamond by majority decision (30-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Lance Palmer vs. Jesse Pande
Natan Schulte vs. Alex Martinez – Schulte defeated Martinez by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Marcin Held Vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier – Aubin-Mercier def. Held by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Akhmed Aliev vs. Loik Radzhabov – Radzhabov def. Aliev of TKO (battle) at. 0:27 in round one
Jesse Stirn vs. Sheymon Moraes – Moraes def. Stir when submitting (kimura) at 4:59 in round two
Chris Wade Vs. Arman Ospanov – Wade def. Ospanov of KO (main kick and stroke) at. 2:18 in round two
PFL 4 ROUND-BY-ROUND COVERAGE:
155 lbs .: Claressa Shields vs. Brittney Elkins
155 lbs .: Clay Collard vs. Joilton Lutterbach
145 lbs .: Bubba Jenkins vs. Bobby Moffett
145 lbs .: Brendan Loughnane vs. Tyler Diamond
Round one: Both send out early kicks. Diamond whips on a right hand. He is the more aggressive so far, but has not yet landed. One minute inside. Both land right hands in the middle. Diamond bone kick. Loughnane low kick to right hand. Another exchange of right hands. Benspark lands for Loughnane two minutes in. Diamond with a left hook underneath, walks past with one hand. Loughnane tries to turn, shoots a 1-2. Main kick to the left hand to leg kick. Two minutes left.
Another calf kick knocks Diamond over. Combination from Diamond falls short. Loughnane ben kick. Diamond shoots from long range and struggles to complete the single-leg, and Loughnane differs by 45 seconds left. Heavy Loughnane leg kick. Short range combo. Diamond catches a kick and takes him to the fence, sneaking his right hand. 10-9 Loughnane.
Round two: Loughnane looks for an early main kick. Diamond really struggles with distance and falls short with his strokes. Loughnane calf kick avoids a combo. Try the main kick. One minute inside. Loughnane shoots, encrypts through and stands after being blown up. He triples his right hand, starting with capital letters and floors Diamond. Heavy follow-up shots on the ground. Diamond tries to fight, continues to eat massive shots. He somehow manages to survive and recover. He stumbles upon throwing a left hand and gets tense by a calf kick. Loughnane pounded him to the ground. Diamond survives again and manages to kick Loughnane away to stand with a moment to go.
Loughnane takes him down towards the fence and again tries to try to beat him off guard. Short lull. One minute left. Now some heavy right hands from Loughnane in the final seconds. 10-8 Loughnane.
Round three: Loughnane hits an early removal, can’t keep him there. Hard left hook connects. Diamond is still marching after him, going into a cut and massive right hook. One knee and several strokes score another knockdown. Loughnane over-extends on the right hand and ends at the bottom at the bottom of the guard. Back to full guard. Diamond chips with short strokes. Loughnane gets his legs free and stands two minutes inside. Loughnane counteracts a removal with a fence grip and is warned about it. Diamond continues to march forward, going into another right hand. Brutally low kick and 1-2 from Loughnane. Diamond catches a body kick for a removal against the fence and sits up in half guard. Two minutes left.
Nice knee to body from Diamond while grinding from the top. Loughnane limps her legs back on her legs with one minute left. Diamond shoots, denied, lands a counterattack. He pops right into a knee and manages to refuel it in an attempt to remove it. One more knee and several strokes. Several knees until the clock. 10-9 Loughnane.
End result: Loughnane def. Diamond by majority decision
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