Kayla Harrison News
Kayla Harrison announces November return against Julia Budd: "I'm back, but different"
Josh Evanoff - September 13, 2023
Kayla Harrison hints at Bellator move to face rival Cris Cyborg: "My contract is up in December"
Josh Evanoff - May 11, 2023
Kayla Harrison reveals that uncertainty with tournament and Cris Cyborg's future could lead to missing all of 2023: "Just trying to stay patient"
Josh Evanoff - April 5, 2023
Former PFL tournament winner Larissa Pacheco admits fourth fight with Kayla Harrison unlikely for 2023
Josh Evanoff - March 27, 2023
Kayla Harrison agrees to Cris Cyborg's purse demands for fight: "I don't do this for money"
Josh Evanoff - December 8, 2022
Kayla Harrison admits she is “heartbroken” following her first career loss in MMA: “I fell on my face”
Harry Kettle - December 1, 2022
PFL sensation Kayla Harrison has opened up on her first loss in mixed martial arts to Larissa Pacheco. Last week, in the PFL finals, Kayla Harrison lost to Larissa Pacheco. It served as the third time she’s faced her rival as she attempted to become a three-time PFL champion.
Larissa Pacheco's manger takes aim at Ali Abdelaziz, says he was "cheating" during Kayla Harrison fight: "This kind of stuff has to be stopped"
Cole Shelton - November 28, 2022
Larissa Pacheco’s manager, Alex Davis, thinks Ali Abdelaziz cheated during the PFL main event between Pacheco and Kayla Harrison. During the fight, Abdelaziz passed through the barriers and went into a neutral corner to give Harrison advice. That, of course, is not legal and Davis is not happy with it and during the fight got the commission to stop it.
After PFL championship upset, Larissa Pacheco hoping to face Kayla Harrison in quadrilogy matchup next: "She's winning 2-1"
Josh Evanoff - November 28, 2022
After pulling one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Larissa Pacheco is ready to do it again. The Brazilian is fresh off her trilogy with Kayla Harrison at PFL 10 last Friday. The pair headlined the promotion’s first foray into pay-per-view, something the Judoka wasn’t happy with. Heading into the third matchup, Harrison was a massive favorite, despite Pacheco riding a five-fight knockout streak.
Aspen Ladd dismisses the resumes of PFL champions Larissa Pacheco and Kayla Harrison: “It’s absolutely nothing compared to the people that I have fought”
Lewis Simpson - November 27, 2022
Aspen Ladd isn’t impressed with the resumes of PFL champions Larissa Pacheco and Kayla Harrison. On Friday past, Ladd made her debut with the PFL after being cut from the UFC due to missing weight on numerous occasions. The 28-year-old made a successful start to life in her new home with a split decision over Julia Budd.
Cris Cyborg reacts after Kayla Harrison suffers first career loss at 2022 PFL World Championship event
Chris Taylor - November 26, 2022
Kayla Harrison reacts after upset loss to Larissa Pacheco in PFL Championship: "I fell flat on my face... it’s going to hurt for a while"
Cole Shelton - November 26, 2022
Kayla Harrison is disappointed in her performance. Harrison suffered her first career loss in the main event of the 2022 PFL Championship as she dropped a decision to Larissa Pacheco. The fight was competitive but Pacheco was able to do enough to stun Harrison and become the new PFL champ.
Kayla Harrison explains respect behind callouts of Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg: "You're the best"
Josh Evanoff - November 25, 2022
PFL women’s lightweight contender Kayla Harrison’s chase for greatness is driving her callouts of other champions. The Judoka is set to headline PFL 10 later tonight on pay-per-view. Standing opposite Harrison will be Larissa Pacheco. The Brazilian is riding a five-fight finishing streak but has already lost twice to the former Olympian by decision.
Kayla Harrison admits she's annoyed by Larissa Pacheco trilogy fight being on PPV: "I would have liked to promote it better"
Josh Evanoff - November 23, 2022
PFL women’s lightweight contender Kayla Harrison is less than thrilled about her first pay-per-view main event. The Judoka has been out of action since her submission win over Martina Jindrová in August. That victory helped book Harrison to her third-straight PFL tournament final. The championship event is slated to take place this Friday.
Larissa Pacheco expects Kayla Harrison to return for 2023 season after she wins PFL title: "I'm going to win and she will not take that"
Cole Shelton - November 23, 2022
Larissa Pacheco believes she is at her best ahead of her PFL Championship fight against Kayla Harrison. Pacheco fought Harrison twice in 2019 in the regular season and for the inaugural PFL women’s lightweight title with Harrison winning both by decision. Since then, Pacheco believes she is a true lightweight now and has only improved since their first two fights.
Kayla Harrison reveals PFL 2022 Championship Final against Larissa Pacheco will be her final tournament appearance: "It's f*cking hard"
Josh Evanoff - November 3, 2022
PFL announces full fight card for their pay-per-view event on November 25
Harry Kettle - September 29, 2022
The Professional Fighters League (PFL) has announced the full card for their pay-per-view championship event on November 25. For a long time now, PFL has been teasing a big move to PPV in an attempt to further improve their standing as one of the rising mixed martial arts promotions out there. This November at Madison Square Garden, they’ll be putting on a fantastic showcase with six world title fights and a series of fun match-ups, with each of the main bouts coming with the allure of a potential $1 million in prize money.
Kayla Harrison reacts to PFL offering Cris Cyborg millions for clash: "PFL is here to make some big moves"
Josh Evanoff - August 18, 2022
PFL women’s lightweight Kayla Harrison wasn’t surprised to see Cris Cyborg get a big offer from the promotion. The Judoka is set to face Martina Jindrová later this month at PFL 9. The bout is the semifinals of the 2022 PFL women’s lightweight tournament. If Harrison wins, she’ll move on to the chance to become a three-time tournament winner for the promotion.
Kayla Harrison attempts to lure Cris Cyborg into accepting a fight with winner take all offer
Susan Cox - August 11, 2022
Kayla Harrison is attempting to lure Cris Cyborg into accepting a fight with a winner take all offer. Harrison, is hungry, hungry to fight Cris Cyborg and claim another PFL title this year. The two time champ is ready to fight reigning Bellator featherweight champ Cris Cyborg.
Kayla Harrison wants "big fights," hints at leaving PFL after the 2022 season: "I think this would probably be my last season"
Cole Shelton - July 18, 2022
Kayla Harrison says the 2022 PFL season might be her last. Harrison, who previously tested free agency, is looking to become a three-time PFL champion. Now, ahead of her semifinal fight, Harrison revealed she is getting tired of the season format and may just have one-off fights before leaving the PFL to go after big fights.
Anthony Pettis pockets $750k, Kayla Harrison makes second most as PFL salaries from Atlanta events revealed
Cole Shelton - July 6, 2022
PFL's Larissa Pacheco blasts Kayla Harrison for GOAT talk: "Her fights are boring, they are not interesting to watch"
Josh Evanoff - July 1, 2022
PFL women’s lightweight Larissa Pacheco believes most of Kayla Harrison’s success is due to marketing. Since the Judoka burst onto the MMA scene in 2018, she’s been one of the faces of the PFL. Harrison went on to win two PFL women’s lightweight tournaments from that time forward and became one of the hottest names in the sport.
Kayla Harrison reveals hate she received following Julia Budd cancelation: "At this point, I get backlash for how I brush my hair"
Josh Evanoff - June 30, 2022
Kayla Harrison received a lot of hate following the cancelation of her fight with Julia Budd. That’s despite the fact that she didn’t pull out. The former lightweight tournament winner was set to face the former Bellator featherweight champion this Friday at PFL 6. However, a week before the fight, Budd pulled out due to injury. She was replaced by women’s pioneer Kaitlyn Young.
Kayla Harrison vs. Kaitlin Young set for PFL 6 following Julia Budd injury
Josh Evanoff - June 24, 2022
Kayla Harrison has a new opponent for PFL 6. The former lightweight tournament winner will face former Invicta FC title challenger Kaitlin Young. The 31-year-old was set to face former Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd at PFL 6. The bout was expected to be the biggest test of Harrison’s career to date. However, the matchup is no more.
Sean Strickland issues apology to Kayla Harrison following face-to-face meeting at American Top Team: "Enjoy your millions"
Jeffrey Walter - June 10, 2022
Sean Strickland has issued an apology to Kayla Harrison after the pair came face-to-face earlier today at American Top Team. It was a mere five weeks ago that Strickland (25-3 MMA) put Harrison (13-0 MMA) on blast for her performance against Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3.
Ali Abdelaziz blasts rumored Kayla Harrison vs. Cris Cyborg fight: Nobody gives a s*it"
Josh Evanoff - May 23, 2022
Sean Strickland apologizes for comments about the Professional Fighters League but not Kayla Harrison: “I miss spoke about the PFL”
Susan Cox - May 11, 2022
Sean Strickland is apologizing for comments he made about the Professional Fighters League (PFL), but not about Kayla Harrison. Harrison (13-0 MMA) squared off with Mokhnatkina (6-3 MMA) at PFL 3 in Arlington, Texas on May 6th. While the three round matchup went the distance, and Harrison earned a unanimous decision victory, it wasn’t her best showing.
Sean Strickland blasts Kayla Harrison for struggling with "low level" opponent at PFL 3: "Just reminds me why she's not in the UFC"
Christopher Taylor - May 7, 2022
UFC middleweight fighter Sean Strickland has blasted Kayla Harrison for her performance against Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3. Harrison (13-0 MMA) squared off with Mokhnatkina (6-3 MMA) in the headliner of last night’s Professional Fighters League event in Arlington.