Headlining the event is two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist (Judo) Kayla Harrison, who faces Kaitlin Young in the main event of the evening.
Harrison was originally slated against Julia Budd tonight, the last woman to defeat Young, but Budd was forced out of the bout with an injury and has been replaced by a true pioneer of the sport considering.
Continue reading to see how this welterweight bout went down:
Official Result: Kayla Harrison def. Kaitlin Young via TKO (punches) at 2:35 of round one
Harrison is able to secure a nice, explosive double leg takedown right into side control to start round one, and she begins to take Young’s back. After securing the first hook, she’s able to jump to mount, where she reigns down some heavy punches for a quick finish.
Kayla Harrison is now 14-0 as a professional mixed martial artist, having secured eleven of her wins via finish.
Happy birthday to the two-time Olympic champion, she turns 32 years old tomorrow, July 2.
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