Kayla Harrison continued her march to a third straight PFL final, and potentially a championship, on Saturday at PFL 9.
The London, England-based card featured both the women’s lightweight and men’s featherweight semifinals. And while Harrison was a heavy favorite on the ladies side, she was not the number one seed in the tournament.
Instead, that honor went to Larissa Pacheco, who had twice fallen to Harrison in past seasons. Pacheco faced Ukraine’s Olena Kolesnyk at PFL 9 in one semifinal, while Harrison was booked opposite #3 seed Martina Jindrova.
On the featherweight side of things, a competitive playoff crop saw Chris Wade facing England’s own Brendan Loughnane. In the other semifinal fight, PFL staple Bubba Jenkins was up against Ryoji Kudo. Japan’s Kudo had been one of the most pleasant surprises of the season, knocking out Alejandro Flores to make the playoffs, after putting up a good fight against Loughnane earlier in the year.
PFL 9: Harrison vs. Jindrova goes down Saturday, August 20, 2022 at the Copperbox Arena in London, England. Full results from the event can be found below.
PFL 9: Harrison vs. Jindrova Weigh-In Results
Late Card (ESPN+)
Marcin Held def. Myles Price by submission (guillotine choke), Round 2, 2:37 – Lightweight Showcase Bout
Abraham Bably def. Louie Sutherland by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – 2023 PFL Europe Qualifiers – Heavyweight
Magnus Iversen def. Tayo Odunjo by TKO, Round 1, 4:36 – 2023 PFL Europe Qualifiers – Welterweight
Ali Taleb def. Darius Mafi by technical submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 1:58 – 2023 PFL Europe Qualifiers – Bantamweight
Main Card (ESPN)
#2 Kayla Harrison def. #3 Martina Jindrova by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 1, 3:17 – 2022 Women’s Lightweight Semifinal
#4 Brendan Loughnane def. #1 Chris Wade by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – 2022 Featherweight Semifinal
#1 Larissa Pacheco def. #4 Olena Kolesnyk by TKO, Round 1, 2:09 – 2022 Women’s Lightweight Semifinal
#3 Bubba Jenkins def. #2 Ryoji Kudo by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 1, 1:49 – 2022 Featherweight Semifinal
Dakota Ditcheva def. Hassna Jaber by KO (knee to the body), Round 1, 0:58 – 2023 PFL Europe Qualifiers – Women’s Flyweight
Early Card (ESPN+)
Simeon Powell def. Joao Paulo Fagundes by TKO (leg kicks), Round 2, 1:56 – Light Heavyweight Showcase Bout
Stuart Austin def. Sofiane Boukichou by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27) – Heavyweight Showcase Bout
Zebenzui Ruiz def. Raphael Uchegbu by unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) – Bantamweight Swing bout
Aleksandrs Čhižhovs def. Omar Hussein by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 4:12