Headlining the event is two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist (Judo) Kayla Harrison, who was initially slated against Julia Budd tonight, but as a result of an injury sustained during camp, now faces a true pioneer of the sport Kaitlin Young in the main event of the evening.
Co-headlining the event is former Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, who faces a dangerous striker in Sadibou Sy. Both men are 1-0 thus far into the season, following defeat in their final bouts of 2021.
Former PFL welterweight champion Magomed Magomedkerimov faced off with former Titan FC welterweight champion Dalino Taylor in the first feature bout of the evening as well. Magomedkerimov hasn’t fought since his defeat to Ray Cooper III in the finals last year, while Taylor has already gone 2-0 thus far into the year.
Continue reading to see how this welterweight bout went down:
Official Result: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Dilano Taylor via TKO (punches) at 3:26 of round two
Magomedkerimov takes the center once the bout begins, but they’re both quite tenative through the first few minutes of the bout. Magomedkerimov secures his first takedown of the fight, a beautiful double leg, with about one minute left, and reigns down some accurate ground and pound.
Taylor kicks him off and tries to get some offense back, only to be hip tossed right back down.
Magomedkerimov really starts to take over in the second, as he lands a vicious overhand right, but Taylor remains unfazed. That is until the second overhand right lands later in the round and badly stuns him.
Magomedkerimov is able to land another vicious right while he has Taylor hurt, and he goes in for the kill throwing a nasty combination until he gets the standing TKO stoppage.
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