Pretty much since her arrival to MMA in 2018, two-time Olympic gold medallist Kayla Harrison has been the biggest attraction in the PFL.
Harrison (13-0), who has gone on to win back-to-back PFL championships, has spent the entirety of her fighting career with the league (save for a lone fight under the Invicta FC banner during the coronavirus pandemic). She was the hottest free agent on the market earlier this year, before returning to the promotion that gave her her start.
On Friday, at PFL 6 in Atlanta, Georgia, Harrison was back in action. Although not against the opponent she’s initially been scheduled against. With Julia Budd pulling out due to injury, Harrison was instead matched up with Kaitlin Young — a pioneer of women’s MMA, but one who lacked the championship caliber of Budd.
In the co-main event, former Bellator champ Rory MacDonald returned, looking to secure his spot as the heavy favorite in this year’s welterweight field.
PFL 6 goes down live on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 6PM ET on ESPN+, with the main card kicking off at 8PM on ESPN (TSN in Canada). Full results can be found below.
PFL 6: Harrison vs. Young Weigh-In Results
Kayla Harrison def. Kaitlin Young by TKO, Round 1, 2:35
Sadibou Sy def. Rory MacDonald by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Ray Cooper III def. Brett Cooper by TKO, Round 1, 0:24
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Dilano Taylor by TKO, Round 2, 3:26
Larissa Pacheco def. Genah Fabian by TKO, Round 1, 2:39
Magomed Umalatov def. Jarrah Al Silawi by KO, Round 1, 3:33
Nikolai Aleksakhin vs. Carlos Leal Leal receives three points after Aleksakhin withdraws
Marina Mokhnatkina def. Abigail Montes by split decision (30–27, 27–30, 30–27)
Martina Jindrova def. Zamzagul Fayzallanova by TKO, Round 1, 4:04
Olena Kolesnyk def. Vanessa Melo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)