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MMASucka’s PFL 4 2022 Staff Picks

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A new venue is in store for our MMASucka staff picks as the Professional Fighters League returns for the second-half of their Regular Season.

PFL 4 2022 will take place later this evening, June 17 from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The newly-constructed, basketball-focused facility will feature the promotion’s next three fight cards as PFL also makes its debut in the Peach State. Preliminary card action will begin at 7:00pm ET (4:00pm PT) live on ESPN+ with the main card beginning at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT) on both ESPN 2 and ESPN+.

The weekend comes as a double-header for our staff picks with Saturday highlighting our UFC on ESPN 37 picks from Austin, Texas. Stay tuned.

Live results from the entire PFL 4 2022 card will be available here at MMASucka.

The Fights

PFL fighters from the lightweight (155 pounds) and light heavyweight (205 pounds) divisions will battle for points in tonight’s with three fights from each weight class being counted towards staff picks. Among the lightweights sees Clay Collard and Alexander Martinez set to square off in the featured main event. Collard looks to back up his April decision win of Jeremy Stephens with Martinez mirroring the near-same after his decision of Stevie Ray.

Also competing at 155 pounds includes 2021 tournament champion Raush Manfio against Montreal’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier and, opening the main card, a pairing between fan-favorite Jeremy Stephens and Ireland’s Myles Price.

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Light heavyweights Antonio Carlos Junior and Bruce Souto will fight in the co-main event. TUF: Brazil season three winner Carlos Junior targets his fifth-straight victory hoping for a season-end second PFL title as underdog Souto looks to rebound after his nine-fight win streak was snapped to Rob Wilkinson in April.

Due to our staff picks configuration, a highly-anticipated pairing between Natan Schulte and Marcin Held will not be counted for our MMASucka staff picks. See further below the six counted matchups at PFL 4 2022.

Staff Picks

Staff picks in 2022 will follow the same set of rules from the 2021 season. Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from both UFC and Bellator events. Main card fights and selected preliminary fights will be included for PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series will be composed of the entire fight card; dates for this promotion’s return are soon-to-be announced.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2022 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. A winner is determined simply by the individual correctly picking the most victorious fighters at the year’s end. Nate Freeman secured his first victory with MMASucka in 2021 with a compiled record 243-136.

See our PFL 4 2022 staff picks below.

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Staff Records after UFC 275:

1T. Wesley Riddle: 103-51
1T. Nate Freeman: 103-51
3. Michael DeSantis: 102-52
4. Jeremy Brand: 100-54
5. Frazer Krohn: 99-55
6T. Mike Lynch: 97-57
6T. William Dong: 97-57
8T. Chris Presnell: 95-59
8T. Julio Monteros Jr.: 95-48
10T. Brandon Joint: 93-55
10T. Tim Wheaton: 93-51
12. Andrew Benjamin: 91-63
13. Coby Weinsier: 87-47
14. Ash Camyab: 80-49
15. Jacek Okninski: 69-54
16. Brian Knight: 60-37
17. Chinyere Okafor: 56-26
18. Jack Goodwillie: 54-26
19. Matt Bricker: 24-22
20. Joe Porter: 11-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*


Emiliano Sordi (23-10-1), -380
vs.
Delan Monte (8-2), +310

Light Heavyweight Division
– 205 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Sordi via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Sordi via Round 2 TKO
Nate Freeman: Sordi via Round 1 TKO
Chris Presnell: Sordi via Round 1 TKO
William Dong: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Sordi via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Sordi via Round 3 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Sordi via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Sordi: 13
Staff picking Monte: 0


Omari Akhmedov (22-7-1), -525
vs.
Teodoras Aukstuolis (11-6), +385

Light Heavyweight Division
– 205 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Akhmedov via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Akhmedov via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Akhmedov via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Aukstuolis via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Akhmedov via Round 3 TKO
Mike Lynch: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Akhmedov via Round 2 SUB
William Dong: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Akhmedov via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Akhmedov: 12
Staff picking Aukstuolis: 1


Jeremy Stephens (28-20, 1 NC), -720
vs.
Myles Price (11-8), +520

Lightweight Division
– 155 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Stephens via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Stephens via Round 2 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Stephens via Round 1 TKO
Ash Camyab: Stephens via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Stephens via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Stephens via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Stephens via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Stephens via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Stephens via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Stephens via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Stephens via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Stephens via Round 2 TKO
Jack Goodwillie: Stephens via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Stephens: 13
Staff picking Price: 0


Raush Manfio (16-3), +150
vs.
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (14-5), -175

Lightweight Division
– 155 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Aubin-Mercier via Round 3 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Aubin-Mercier via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Aubin-Mercier via Split Decision
Ash Camyab: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Manfio via Split Decision
Frazer Krohn: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Manfio via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Aubin-Mercier via Split Decision
Chris Presnell: Manfio via Split Decision
William Dong: Manfio via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Aubin-Mercier via Round 2 SUB
Jack Goodwillie: Aubin-Mercier via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Manfio: 4
Staff picking Aubin-Mercier: 9


Antonio Carlos Junior (14-5, 2 NC), -1050
vs.
Bruce Souto (15-4), +700

Light Heavyweight Co-Main Event
– 205 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Wesley Riddle: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Ash Camyab: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Mike Lynch: Carlos Junior via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Chris Presnell: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
William Dong: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB
Chinyere Okafor: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Carlos Junior via Round 2 SUB
Jack Goodwillie: Carlos Junior via Round 1 SUB

Staff picking Carlos Junior: 13
Staff picking Souto: 0


Clay Collard (21-9, 1 NC), -180
vs.
Alexander Martinez (9-2, 1 NC), +155

Lightweight Main Event
– 155 lbs. –

Jeremy Brand: Martinez via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Collard via Round 2 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Collard via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Collard via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Collard via Split Decision
Jack Goodwillie: Martinez via Split Decision

Staff picking Collard: 11
Staff picking Martinez: 2

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

PFL 3 2022 FEATURED IMAGE:

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Antonio Carlos Junior (left) and Bruce Souto (right) ahead of their PFL 4 2022 light heavyweight fight taking place Friday, June 17th from the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia (photo credits to Cooper Neill, PFL MMA)

 

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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