PFL Championships All Set For Wednesday Night Live On ESPN2

Six championship matches and Claressa Shields highlight Wednesday’s PFL Championships.

The event takes place live on ESPN2 and ESPN Networks.

Kayla Harrison headlines the show, as the unbeaten fighter looks to add Taylor Guardado to her resume. The two meet in the women’s lightweight final.

In all, six $1 million winners and champions will be crowned.

Along with Harrison vs. Guardado, Ray Cooper III meets Magomed Magomedkerimov in the welterweight final.

Between the title fights, Shields, a multi-division boxing world champion, fights again inside the cage against Abigail Montes.

Movlid Khaybulaev and Chris Wade collide at featherweight and Ante Delija and Bruno Cappelozza at heavyweight.

Antonio Carlos Junior and Marthin Hamlet at light heavyweight with Loik Radzhabov and Raush Manfio at lightweight.

Three other bouts are on the docket, including Julia Budd making her promotional debut. Budd meets Katilin Young.

Is there a fight you are most looking forward to?

For me, it all points to Cooper vs. Magomedkerimov.

Winners of the last two welterweight tournaments, Cooper and Magomedkerimov have scored some impressive wins. 

Cooper is coming off a victory over Rory MacDonald via decision, while Magomedkerimov bested Sadibou Sy. 

It will also be interesting to see Shields fight again as a mixed martial artist. Sure, her skills are at the A-plus level in terms of striking, but can she handle being taken down? Kicked? 

Shields showed good progress in her debut, but now, there is film of her competing inside the cage. How will opponents adjust to that? 


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