PFL Playoffs 2: Kayla Harrison Easily Advances To Finals

Kayla Harrison

Kayla Harrison had another quick night of work.

Harrison, a former Olympic gold medalist, easily handled Genah Fabian to advance to the finals of the 2021 PFL women’s lightweight tournament.

The reigning champion headlined PFL Playoffs 2 Thursday night live on ESPN.

Awaiting Harrison will be Taylor Guardado, who topped Mariana Morais. Morais moved into the match after Larissa Pacheco was pulled for missing weight.

“The PFL Playoffs showcased the women’s lightweight and men’s heavyweight divisions in the second of three must-see playoff events being held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida,” said Peter Murray, PFL CEO. “MMA fans saw action that only the PFL can deliver through our unique playoff format. The desire to be crowned PFL World Champion was on full display with these world class athletes raising the bar in combat sports once again.” 

Up next will be PFL Playoffs 3 on Friday with the semifinals in the featherweight and light heavyweight divisions.

“The determination to be the best in the world is what separates the fighters in PFL from all others,” said Ray Sefo, President of Fighter Operations of PFL. “The evening began with eight fighters looking to move on to the PFL World Championship. Now, we have four moving on to October.”

PFL 2 Playoffs Results

Kayla Harrison def. Genah Fabian by 1st round TKO (4:01)

Bruno Cappelozza def. Jamelle Jones by 2nd round TKO (1:33)

Taylor Guardado def. Mariana Morais by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ante Delija def. Denis Goltsov by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Renan Ferreira def. Stuart Austin by 1st round knockout (0:31)

Muhammad DeReese def. Carl Seumanutafa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Marina Mokhnatkina def. Claudia Zamora by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Amanda Leve def. Miranda Barber by 1st round submission (4:18)

Christian Lohsen def. Jonas Flok by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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