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PFL 6 at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, July 1, 2022. (Cooper Neill / PFL)

Kayla Harrison vs. Aspen Ladd PFL super fight possible, says coach

An intriguing matchup pitting two of the best women’s MMA fighters, Kayla Harrison and Aspen Ladd, could be a possible super fight in PFL, says Ladd’s coach.

Ladd recently signed with PFL following her release from the UFC following another weight miss. Ladd grew to be too big for the 135lbs women’s bantamweight division, but it appeared the UFC didn’t want her fighting at 145lbs. Instead of keeping Ladd on the UFC roster, the promotion decided to let her go, and she almost immediately signed with PFL, who have said she will be fighting in its new women’s 145lbs division.

Now that she’s in PFL, it’s only natural that fans are talking about a matchup against Harrison, the two-time women’s 155lbs champion. Harrison has had trouble getting legitimate opposition while under the PFL banner, so now that Ladd’s in the promotion, it represents the opportunity for a super fight between two of MMA’s top female fighters. And it’s definitely something that’s been talked about, says Ladd’s coach.

Jim West recently told MMAjunkie.com that, while nothing is set in stone, there have definitely been discussions about a potential fight between Ladd and Harrison, potentially even on pay-per-view.

“It is very possible that those two can meet. PFL, they’re starting their pay-per-view series and all that kind of stuff coming up, so it would be more of one of those superfight type things, and Aspen would absolutely do it. And yes, it has been talked about. Aspen will fight Kayla. She has nothing but respect for her. But, of course, why wouldn’t you fight her? Aspen is one of the best grapplers on the planet. So if that’s what it comes down to and they fight, then great. They’re both going to make a lot of money, and I’m sure a lot of people want to see it,” West said.

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