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Kayla Harrison opens as sizable underdog in potential future fights against Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg – MMA Root

Kayla Harrison is only one victory away from becoming one of the most sought-after free agents in the fighting game – and already players are starting to look ahead.

Harrison opened up this week as a significant underdog in potential fights against her two biggest female featherweight rivals: UFC two-division champion Amanda Nunez and Bellator champion Chris Cyborg. According to BetOnline, Harrison opened as an outsider +245 in front of Nunez (-290) and an outsider +170 for Cyborg (-200).

For readers unfamiliar with bet lines, this means a $ 100 bet that Harrison will beat Nunez will be cashed at $ 245 if Harrison signs with the UFC and upsets Nunez.

Harrison, 31, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo. She also has a perfect 11-0 result in her MMA career with nine stoppage wins and is ranked 11th in the women’s rankings in the sport according to the MMA Fighting rankings. After winning the 2019 PFL Women’s Bantamweight title – along with a $ 1 million top prize – for his winning run through the promotion’s second season tournament, Harrison is a strong favorite to repeat the feat in his next fight against Taylor Guardado in the upcoming the third season of the PFL. the final.

The bout represents the last fight in Harrison’s current contract with the PFL, and Harrison has expressed her willingness to explore her options in the open market.

“They turned to [my manager] Ali [Abdelaziz] and said they wanted to start negotiations, and then I said, “Okay,” Harrison said recently on MMA Fighting. MMA hour… “And then they asked me today not to talk about free will, just focus on fighting, and I said, ‘Okay, okay. But send me an offer, or we all know what will happen next. “

“It’s not in my hands. My job is to fight. That’s all. I know that if I fight well, do my job, go out and instill my will, good things will happen wherever they are. “

Check out the odds (updated as of Aug 24) for Harrison’s possible next moves below.

Amanda Nunez: -290
Kayla Harrison: +245

Chris Cyborg: -200
Kayla Harrison: +170


If Kayla Harrison wins her next fight, what should she do?

  • 55%

    Subscribe to the UFC, fight Nunez

    (122 votes)

  • 33%

    Subscribe Bellator, Fight Cyborg

    (74 votes)

Total 219 votes

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