Larissa Pacheco

Larissa Pacheco hopes for fourth fight against Kayla Harrison in PFL: “I need to tie her and then beat her”

New PFL women’s lightweight champion Larissa Pacheco is hoping for a fourth fight against Kayla Harrison in PFL, saying “I need to tie her and then beat her.”

In one of the biggest upsets of all time in women’s MMA, Pacheco won a unanimous decision over Harrison to become the new PFL women’s 155lbs champion, plus she won the $1 million grand prize for winning the PFL tournament. It was an absolutely massive victory for Pacheco, who immediately shoots up all of the women’s pound-for-pound lists after such a massive win. What makes the victory even more impressive is that Pacheco lost to Harrison twice in the past, so the fact she was able to overcome those previous losses with a win is very significant.

At this point, it’s clear that Pacheco and Harrison are the best two women’s lightweights in PFL. As far as the Brazilian goes, while they have met three times already, she can already see a fourth fight down the road. Speaking to after winning the tournament, Pacheco said that her plan is to stay at lightweight and hopefully fight Harrison once again.

“We’re going to sit down with the team. I think it’s inevitable that we’ll fight again. I want to fight the best. I want to show I’m one of the best. I think the fight’s going to have to happen again. I want to stay at this weight. I represent this weight very well. I think there are other good girls out there. I don’t see why we have to change a division when we already have a new champion. I hope to keep on fighting right at this weight. We need (more fights). She’s winning 2-1. I need to tie her and then beat her,” Pacheco said.

Do you think we will see Larissa Pacheco fight Kayla Harrison again, and who do you think will win if they meet in the Octagon another time?

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