Kayla Harrison kept the hype train rolling with a quick stoppage against Moriel Charneski at PFL 11.
While the winner of this fight was not going home a millionaire, Kayla Harrison’s PFL career is one to watch at the moment. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, Harrison has committed to an MMA career and has flourished with stoppages in her first two fights. Training out of American Top Team, Harrison is looking to keep up the momentum of the gym inside Madison Square Garden.
Moriel Charneski has yet to be stopped in her professional career, but comes in with a 3-4 record. She has shared the cage with Rose Namajunas, Leah Letson, and Pam Sorenson in her career.
Moriel Charneski was throwing combinations right out of the gate, but Harrison got a hold of her and utilized one of her judo throws to slam Charneski down. Harrison immediately got to full mount and started pounding away. Harrison went to the gift wrap, locking an arm of Charneski across the face and landing punches. Charneski rolled over and exposed her back, but Harrison couldn’t take full advantage. Charneski slipped out and stood up, but Harrison had her in another judo throw right away. The Olympian went right into mount and started raining down punches. Charneski rolled over again, but this time, Harrison got both hooks in and only needed a few punches to prompt a stoppage from the referee.
Harrison expressed her excitement for a lightweight division next season, proclaiming, “Next year I’m gonna be a millionaire!”
Kayla Harrison def. Moriel Charneski by TKO (Punches) in Round 1 (3:39)