Kaytlin Neil talks PFL Challenger Series win; plans to fight for PFL this year
Kaytlin Neil was worried that she wasn’t going to fight at the PFL Challenger Series, but everything would work out for the best.
Neil was on a Disney Cruise for a family vacation when her fight got announced for the challenger series so as soon as she got home from vacation, she would head right from her home in Utah to Las Vegas to begin training camp at Syndicate MMA.
As soon as camp got started, Neil learned that her opponent pulled out of the fight and she told MyMMANews before the event that se was hoping someone would step up so she can fight.
Cue in Katherine Corogenes.
Corogenes took the fight on just 10 days notice and just like that, Neil was set to fight in the main event of the PFL Challenger Series.
In the fight, things got bloody for Neil as she took an accidental head butt above her right eye and blood would gush down into here eyes, but Neil didn’t let that get in the way of her accomplishing her goal.
Neil would be strong in the cinch during the second and then overcame some issues in the third round.
The main issue was being hit with two eye pokes in which Corogenes was deducted a point for it.
Nonetheless, Neil would find success with her jab in the final round and secure a big takedown which secured her unanimous decision win.
While Neil got the main event win, celebrity judges Paige VanZant, Megan Anderson and Sam Darnold didn’t not select her as the lone contract winner.
While Neil wasn’t selected for a contract that night, the PFL is starting up a flyweight division and Neil has been in discussion with the promotion to be apart of it so she is expecting to fight for the PFL later this year.
If Neil and the PFL can come to terms on something for later in the year, she will officially be on the roster and next year in 2024 the flyweight division will be eligible to compete in the PFL playoffs and a chance to win one million dollars.
Following her win, Neil spoke with MyMMANews about her PFL Challenger Series win, her plans of fighting for the PFL later this year and overcoming obstacles in training camp and her fight.
You can watch her full interview in the video above.