Harrison Cruises to Another Million Dollar PFL Title
October 28 | 2021
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The Professional Fighters League staged their season ending card of championship finals Wednesday headlined by another ho-hum win for two-time Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison as she took her second straight women's lightweight title against an overmatched Taylor Guardado. Harrison landed an assortment of trips and a beautiful outside leg reap throw to continually take Guardado down and control her on the mat, finally securing an armbar late in round two to gain the submission victory and million dollar championship prize. Now a free agent, the unbeaten Harrison is certain to field significant offers from all the major promotions.
Ray Cooper III scored a knockout with a massive overhand right to capture the welterweight title over Magomed Magomedkerimov in the co-main event. Other championship matches saw Bruno Cappelozza capture the heavyweight title, Movlid Khaybulaev take the featherweight crown, Antonio Carlos Jr. gain the light heavyweight championship and Raush Manfio win the lightweight title. And in a featured match, ballyhooed women's boxing champion Claressa Shields showed she still has a long way to go in MMA dropping a split decision to unheralded Abigail Montes.
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