Harrison got going right away with some brutal knees to the body, prior to securing the takedown and quickly transitioning into install. Harrison closed the show with ruthless ground-and-pound and completed the battle just minutes into the preliminary.
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Kayla Harrison started her PFL lightweight title reign in a big way, dominating Mariana Morais in the co-main occasion of PFL 3.
Defending PFL femaless light-weight champ Kayla Harrison started her 2021 season in style, getting the TKO first-round win over Mariana Morais and making 6 points towards the division standings.
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Kayla Harrison returned to PFL action in her very first battle with the league considering that PFL resumed competition
Coming into her win over Morais, Harrison had actually been away from PFL for about a year and a half due to the leagues cancellation of the 2020 season in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. She competed in an Invicta FC featherweight bout against Courtney King in Nov., making a TKO win in the 2nd round in a dominant efficiency.
With the win over Morais, Harrison stays undefeated given that transitioning to MMA in 2018. A two-time Olympic gold medalist in Judo, Harrison is off to a great start as she begins her PFL lightweight championship defense.