The Professional Fighters League was back in action on Thursday night, with it’s second 2021 playoff event topped by its biggest star, lightweight Kayla Harrison.
The undefeated Harrison (10-0) was looking to secure a spot in the finals in October, with a second million dollar championship win a real possibility. Opposite the Olympic gold medallist was the unheralded Genah Fabian, a teammate of Israel Adesanya at City Kickboxing looking to pull off a sizable upset — though at six feet, she held a considerable height and reach advantage over the judo star.
Also on Thursday’s card was the heavyweight semifinals, featuring Ante Delija against Denis Goltsov in one pairing. Delija, who trains under the legendary Mirko Cro-Cop, had signed with the UFC last year, but was forced out of a fight with Ciryl Gane due to an existing contract with the PFL.
Full results from Thursday’s card at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be found below.
PFL Playoffs 2: Harrison vs. Fabian Results
Main Card (ESPN/TSN)
Kayla Harrison def. Genah Fabian by TKO, Round 1, 4:01- women’s lightweight semifinal
Bruno Cappelozza def. Jamelle Jones by TKO, Round 2, 1:33 – heavyweight semifinal
Taylor Guardado def. Mariana Morais by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) – women’s lightweight semifinal
Ante Delija def. Denis Goltsov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – heavyweight semifinal
Preliminary card (ESPN+)
Renan Ferreira def. Stuart Austin by knockout, Round 1, 0:31
Muhammed DeReese def. Carl Seumanutafa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Claudia Zamora by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Amanda Leve def. Miranda Barber by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 4:18
Christian Lohsen def. Jonas Flok by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)