Kayla Harrison is the woman to beat in the 2021 PFL women’s lightweight tournament. Cindy Dandois is the one woman she didn’t want to fight.
Heading into Friday’s card, Harrison had stated that she had sympathy for the mother of six, who was embarking on her final run in MMA. The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo did not want to be the woman to put the final nail in Dandois’ coffin. Yet as luck would have it, that was exactly the match-up Harrison found herself in at PFL 6.
Harrison and Dandois topped the card, but there were a number of interesting match-ups in Atlantic City, NJ on Friday. Officially, it was women’s lightweight and heavyweight divisions in action, but after pulling out sick earlier this month, Anthony Pettis was in the co-main event opposite Raush Manfio. Defending featherweight champ Lance Palmer was also set to face Movlid Khaybulaev — and both Pettis and Palmer were in must-win, must-finish territory.
At heavyweight, meanwhile, Renan Ferreira was taking on short-notice replacement Carl Seumanutafa, and Brandon Sayles was hoping to keep his 100% win finish rate alive against Denis Goltsov.
Full results from PFL 6, 2021 can be found below. Note: women’s lightweight Olena Kolesnyk missed weight by 1.6lbs at Thursday’s weigh-in. As a result, she has been docked one point, fined twenty percent of her purse, and is ineligible to win additional points if she is victorious on Friday. Opponent Larissa Pacheco earns three points in a walkover win, but can earn more with a finish.
PFL 6: Harrison vs. Dandois Results
Kayla Harrison def. Cindy Dandois by submission (arm-bar), Round 1, 4:44
Raush Manfio def. Anthony Pettis by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Movlid Khaybulaev def. Lance Palmer by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Denis Goltsov def. Brandon Sayles by TKO, Round 3, 1:24
Bruno Cappelozza def. Muhammed DeReese by knockout, Round 1, 2:21
Larissa Pacheco def. Olena Kolesnyk by knockout, Round 1, 4:48
Ante Delija def. Chandler Cole by TKO, Round 1, 4:39
Genah Fabian def. Julija Pajić by TKO, Round 2, 4:16
Renan Ferreira def. Carl Seumanutafa by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Taylor Guardado def. Laura Sanchez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mariana Morais def. Kaitlin Young by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Jamelle Jones def. Klidson Abreu by TKO, Round 1, 1:43