It looks like Olympian Kayla Harrison will be in contention for three PFL Women’s Lightweight titles.
According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, the PFL is a strong candidate to re-sign Harrison. In a follow-up tweet to the report, he stated that the deal was nearly complete.
Kayla Harrison has been in MMA since 2018 and all of her 12 professional fights have taken place in the PFL. The Olympian went undefeated, with each win being either a finish or a dominant unanimous decision. Most recently, Harrison won the PFL Women’s Lightweight Season for the second time by defeating Taylor Guardado at PFL 10.
The news may come as a disappointment to many MMA fans who have been looking forward to seeing Harrison in the new competition series. But as frustrated as these fans are, UFC and Bellator management must be even more upset.
According to Helwani’s report, the UFC went to great lengths to land Harrison. In fact, White has publicly challenged Harrison to prove how good she is by taking on Amanda Nunes, who, at the time of these comments, hasn’t lost a fight since 2014. Bellator president Scott Coker also said he would try to win Harrison over to the Bellator ranks. .
Many people in the industry, including WMMA legend Miesha Tate, felt that Harrison should join the UFC, while others argued that she should join any larger promotion with a wider talent pool. However, it seems that the house is still where Kayla Harrison’s heart is, especially if this house is surrounded by abundant greenery.
If this report becomes official or there is a sudden change, we’ll bring you the scoop right here at MMA News.
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