PFL 3 took place Thursday, May 6th as the 2021 season continues. The latest PFL card emanated from Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This event broadcasted on ESPN 2 with prominent showcases for the heavyweights and the women’s lightweights all throughout.
In the evening’s co-main event, 2019 lightweight PFL champion Kayla Harrison returned to the promotional fold in a dominant fashion. The two-time Olympic gold medalist finished Mariana Morais via hell hammer ground and pound less than 90 seconds into the bout.
This victory netted Harrison six points and set the dominant combatant off on the right foot in another PFL season.
I spoke with Kayla Harrison in regards to not just her emphatic return to the PFL cage after her brief foray into Invicta FC. But also her literal mic drop moment after the prizefight.
Kayla's hands are rated E for everybody
🎤 Mic Drop Moment pic.twitter.com/SprH1HkObs
— PFL (@PFLMMA) May 7, 2021
The excerpt from my Post-Fight Press Conference interaction with PFL 3’s Kayla Harrison can be found outlined in full below.
PFL 3’s Kayla Harrison
Hey there. My question here is for Kayla. I’m just kind of wondering because there was the dominant finish and in confluence with the awesome post-fight promo there. Was that the consummate effort all around?
“I mean I just got a lot of built-up energy. Haven’t had a chance to fight a lot. Haven’t had the chance to move around a lot. Been in a bubble, been waiting for a fight, been hungry. And I’m just making it very clear that the goal remains the same. Dominate, kill, go out there, smash. You know, that’s it. And it’s not a drama show. This is just, this is my job. It’s what I get paid to do. This is what I love to do. I’m gonna go out there and instill my will.”
Well, it was a great performance and I appreciate the time.
I’ve been enamored with combat sports for as long as I can remember. I’ve hosted MMA talk shows Lights Out and Pure Fight Radio with featured guests like Jens Pulver, Roy Nelson, Miesha Tate, Mark Coleman, and more. I’ve been an MMA broadcaster for XFFC as well as BTC and have done play by play commentary on live pay per view on GFL as well as FITE TV. I’ve provided written, audio, and video content covering some of the biggest MMA promotions like Rumble in the Cage, Unified MMA, and King of the Cage. I’ve worked as a sports entertainment personality for over five years and given play-by-play or featured promotions of KSW, ONE Championship, TKO, and Invicta FC. My work can be found in the USA Today Sports affiliate MMA Torch, Cageside Press, MMA Sucka, and Liberty Multimedia.