The two lightweights went toe-to-toe for 15 minutes in a semifinal bout that headlined Wednesday’s 2023 PFL Playoffs 3. In the end, Collard (25-10) defeated Burgos (16-6) by unanimous decision, which read 29-28 across all three judges’ scorecards.
It was an epic fight that had both fighters in trouble multiple times, and is arguably now the best fight in PFL history.
You can watch the replay of the highlights in the video above.
Collard entered the lightweight playoffs as the No. 1 seed after picking up a unanimous decision win over Yamato Nishikawa and a second-round stoppage of Stevie Ray in his regular season bouts. With the result, he now advanced to the finals, where he will face Olivier Aubin-Mercier, who recorded a second-round TKO stoppage against Bruno Miranda in the co-main event of the card.
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