The PFL 2021 World Championship card is official.
On Tuesday, all fighters made weight for the event, which will see six world titles, and six million dollar prizes, awarded on Wednesday night.
Once again in the main event will be defending women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison. She’s the massive favorite against underdog Taylor Guardado. Harrison will be fighting the final bout of her current contract at the event, with the possibility of landing in Bellator or the UFC next.
The co-main event at the PFL 2021 World Championship saw a champ vs. champ battle between Ray Cooper III and Magomed Magomedkerimov. The Dagestani defeated Cooper in 2018 to win it all, but was forced to withdraw from the 2019 season, which Cooper went on to win. With the league’s 2020 schedule wiped out due to the coronvirus pandemic, the only two welterweight champs in PFL history were set to throw down in a rematch.
Weigh-ins for the event took place Tuesday morning, and were not open to the press or public. The ceremonial weigh-ins took place Tuesday afternoon — highlights can be found below.
PFL 2021 World Championship Weigh-In Results
Women’s Lightweight: Kayla Harrison (153.75) vs. Taylor Guardado (154.5) – for the PFL women’s lightweight title
Welterweight: Ray Cooper III (169.75) vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (170) – for the PFL welterweight title
Women’s Lightweight: Claressa Shields (155.75) vs. Abigail Montes (154.5)
Heavyweight: Ante Delija (243) vs. Bruno Cappelozza (236.5) – for the PFL heavyweight title
Featherweight: Movlid Khaybulaev (145) vs. Chris Wade (145) – for the PFL featherweight title
Light Heavyweight: Antônio Carlos Júnior (204.5) vs. Marthin Hamlet (205) – for the PFL light heavyweight title
Lightweight: Loik Radzhabov (155) vs. Raush Manfio (155) – for the PFL lightweight title
Light Heavyweight: Omari Akhmedov (203.5) vs. Jordan Young (206)
Women’s Lightweight: Julia Budd (154.5) vs. Kaitlin Young (155.5)
Lightweight: Don Madge (155.5) vs. Nathan Williams (155.5)