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Jorge Masvidal explains why he would pick Kayla Harrison to defeat Amanda Nunes in a potential super fight

Harry Kettle - April 17, 2024

Jorge Masvidal has explained why he would pick Kayla Harrison to defeat Amanda Nunes if the two ever fought. Last weekend, Kayla Harrison made her debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It was a successful outing, as she submitted Holly Holm in fairly dominant fashion.

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UFC

Kayla Harrison calls for UFC title shot in co-main of Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler: "My time is now"

Josh Evanoff - April 15, 2024

Women’s bantamweight contender Kayla Harrison is ready to fight as soon as UFC 303. The former PFL tournament winner made her UFC debut over the weekend against Holly Holm. Some figured that ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ could stifle Kayla Harrison, but that wasn’t the case. The Judoka threw the former champion around, battering her en route to a second-round submission victory.

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UFC

Kayla Harrison admits she was "scared" of cutting to bantamweight, reveals her fight night weight at UFC 300

Cole Shelton - April 15, 2024

Kayla Harrison admits she was nervous to cut down to bantamweight in her Octagon debut at UFC 300 on Saturday. Harrison was a marquee free agent signing by the UFC, but she would have to drop down to bantamweight for the first time in her career. Harrison had been fighting at 155lbs in the PFL, so she was set to drop and extra 20lbs for her UFC debut, which left her admittedly concerned.

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Holly Holm issues statement following UFC 300 loss to Kayla Harrison and Dana White’s call for retirement

Harry Kettle - April 15, 2024

Former UFC champion Holly Holm has issued a statement following her UFC 300 defeat against Kayla Harrison. Last weekend, Holly Holm fell short in her attempt to overcome Kayla Harrison in the latter’s UFC debut. It was a fairly comprehensive win for the newcomer, with Holly being unable to deal with her wrestling and overall ground game.

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Pros react after Kayla Harrison finishes Holly Holm at UFC 300

Chris Taylor - April 13, 2024

Tonight’s UFC 300 event featured a highly anticipated women’s bantamweight bout between Kayla Harrison and Holly Holm. Harrison (17-1 MMA) was making her promotional debut this evening. The multiple time PFL lightweight tournament winner was most previously seen in action in November of last year, where she scored a unanimous decision victory over Aspen Ladd.

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UFC 300 Results: Kayla Harrison stops Holly Holm in Round 2 (Video)

Chris Taylor - April 13, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC 300 results, including the bantamweight bout between Kayla Harrison and Holly Holm. Harrison (16-1 MMA) will be making her promotional debut this evening. The multiple time PFL lightweight tournament winner was most previously seen in action in November of last year, where she scored a unanimous decision victory over Aspen Ladd.

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Kayla Harrison still hopeful she can lure Amanda Nunes out of retirement: "I want to fight the best"

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2024

Kayla Harrison still hopes she can lure Amanda Nunes out of retirement. Harrison and Nunes used to train together at American Top Team and many fans hoped the fight would happen down the line. Unfortunately, Harrison was in the PFL while Nunes ended up retiring from MMA. But, with Harrison now signed to the UFC and set to make her promotional debut on Saturday at UFC 300 against Holly Holm, Harrison is hopeful with a win she can lure Nunes out of retirement.

Raquel Pennington
Raquel Pennington

Kayla Harrison understands Raquel Pennington trying to avoid a fight with her: "I'd be scared s*itless"

Josh Evanoff - April 5, 2024

Kayla Harrison isn’t surprised that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Raquel Pennington doesn’t want to fight her. The former two-time PFL tournament winner is set to make her UFC debut later this month. At the company’s milestone 300th pay-per-view event, Kayla Harrison will face former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ enters the bout off a no-contest with Mayra Bueno Silva last summer.

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Cris Cyborg believes Holly Holm’s speed will be too much for Kayla Harrison at UFC 300: “Kayla spent a lot of camp worried about taking muscle off”

Harry Kettle - April 2, 2024

Cris Cyborg feels like Holly Holm’s speed will prove to be too much for Kayla Harrison when they collide at UFC 300. Next weekend, Kayla Harrison will make her long-awaited UFC debut. She’ll take on former champion Holly Holm, someone that Cris Cyborg knows very well. In addition to fighting her in the past, she’s currently training wih Holm ahead of this contest.

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Raquel Pennington explains why she wants Julianna Pena and not Kayla Harrison as her first title defense

Cole Shelton - March 27, 2024

Raquel Pennington is hoping for her first title defense to be against Julianna Pena. Pennington won the vacant 135lbs title back in January with a decision win over Mayra Bueno Silva. Since then, she has been waiting for her first title defense, which she expects to happen in the fall. One possible opponent for Pennington’s first title defense is Kayla Harrison, who recently signed with the promotion and will make her debut opposite Holly Holm at UFC 300.

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Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington explains why it's "not fair" that Kayla Harrison could fight her after UFC 300

Josh Evanoff - March 19, 2024

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Raquel Pennington would rather not fight Kayla Harrison next. The former PFL tournament winner is set to make her promotional debut at UFC 300 next month. There, Kayla Harrison will meet former champion Holly Holm, in one of the key bouts on the milestone card. If there’s one woman who will be watching the bout closely, it will be the current women’s bantamweight titleholder, Raquel Pennington.

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Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison sounds off on 'inappropriate' UFC 300 fan Q&A: "It's disrespectful"

Josh Evanoff - March 13, 2024

Kayla Harrison wasn’t pleased with the UFC 300 fan Q&A she participated in last week. The two-time Olympic judoka is set to finally make her promotional debut next month. At the historic UFC 300 milestone event on April 13th, Kayla Harrison will meet former champion Holly Holm. The former two-time PFL tournament winner previously left Donn Davis‘ promotion to sign with the UFC earlier this year.

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Holly Holm

Cris Cyborg Will Help Holly Holm Prepare Ahead Of UFC 300 Fight With Kayla Harrison

Fernando Quiles - February 8, 2024

Cris Cyborg will be giving an assist to Holly Holm, who is preparing for a UFC 300 showdown with former PFL champion Kayla Harrison. Cyborg and Holm shared the Octagon back in late 2017. At the time, Cyborg was the UFC women’s featherweight champion. On that night, Cyborg successfully retained the 145-pound gold via unanimous decision. Fast forward to 2024, and Cyborg is now helping “The Preacher’s Daughter” prepare for the big April 13 showdown with Harrison.

Raquel Pennington
Raquel Pennington

Raquel Pennington shoots down the idea of Kayla Harrison skipping the line for a UFC title shot: “I just don’t find that fair”

Susan Cox - February 6, 2024

Raquel Pennington is shooting down the idea of Kayla Harrison skipping the line for a UFC title shot. Pennington (16-9 MMA) is the current UFC’s woman’s bantamweight champion and has her own thoughts concerning the arrival of Kayla Harrison (16-1 MMA) to the UFC stage.

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Kayla Harrison

Chael Sonnen shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey: “She has never made a dollar for the promoter”

Harry Kettle - February 1, 2024

MMA analyst Chael Sonnen has questioned those who compare Kayla Harrison with Ronda Rousey. For the longest time now, Kayla Harrison has been seen by many as the second coming of Ronda Rousey. That isn’t universally true for every MMA fan out there, but it’s certainly been a popular thought.

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UFC

Kayla Harrison is “confident” she will make weight at UFC 300 despite not believing in the process: “I don’t believe in cutting weight”

Harry Kettle - February 1, 2024

Kayla Harrison is feeling confident in her ability to make weight at UFC 300 despite concerns for her health. At UFC 300, Kayla Harrison will make her official Ultimate Fighting Championship debut. She’ll do so by taking on veteran Holly Holm in a blockbuster bantamweight collision. While this is a great first bout for her, many wonder whether or not she’ll struggle to make 135 pounds.

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Holly Holm shuts down comparisons between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 300

Harry Kettle - January 30, 2024

UFC veteran Holly Holm has shut down the comparisons that people are making between Kayla Harrison and Ronda Rousey. At UFC 300, Holly Holm will attempt to get back in the win column. She’ll do so when she battles it out with the debuting Kayla Harrison, with the contest taking place at bantamweight.

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Kayla Harrison

Holly Holm eyeing title shot with UFC 300 win over Kayla Harrison: "My goal is always to get to the belt"

Josh Evanoff - January 29, 2024

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm wants a title shot with a win over Kayla Harrison. ‘The Preacher’s Daughter’ has been out of the cage since a no-contest with Mayra Bueno Silva last July. That bout was originally a submission win for the Brazilian but was overturned after a failed drug test. For months, there was radio silence on a potential return to the octagon for Holly Holm.

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