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.
Our feature fight of the night showcased two-time PFL welterweight champion Ray Cooper III, who faced off with Brett Cooper, both men having gone 0-1 thus far into the 2022 season.
Continue reading to see how this welterweight bout went down:
Official Result: Ray Cooper III def. Brett Cooper via TKO (punches) at :24 of round one
Ray comes out with a furious pace and immediately begins throwing bombs, backing Brett up with a dangerous barrage of punches. Once Ray has Brett backed up against the fence, he begins throwing shovel hooks to the body, which force Brett to hunch over.
Some knees follow the punches up, followed by some more punches and Brett drops.
Ray Cooper III made a big statement tonight with this win over Brett Cooper. He did exactly what he needed to do, and this is now the 16th knockout victory of his career (25-8-1).
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