PFL 6: Kayla Harrison Steamrolls Veteran Kaitlin Young, Heads to Third Straight Post-Season

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Kayla Harrison, PFL 6Kayla Harrison, PFL 6 astatine the Overtime Elite Arena successful Atlanta, Georgia, Friday, July 1, 2022. (Cooper Neill / PFL)

Kayla Harrison’s highly anticipated showdown with Julia Budd fell done hardly a week ago, but determination was inactive a pugnacious combat up of her connected Friday astatine PFL 6.

In spot of Budd was seasoned Kaitlin Young, looking to bash the unthinkable and bounce Harrison from the PFL 2022 post-season.

Young would flash her near manus early, trying to unrecorded up to her “Striking Viking” nickname. But hardly a infinitesimal in, Harrison scooped up Young and slammed her to the mat. Harrison landed close successful broadside control, and portion Young worked her mode to the fence, and past to her knees, Harrison threatened to instrumentality the back. Moments later, Harrison was connected Young’s back, landing a bid of unanswered strikes. While nary were overly damaging, Young appeared incapable to defend, astatine champion simply trying to support moving. That was capable for the ref to telephone it, a determination Young instantly protested.

It wouldn’t alteration the outcome. Another win, different decorativeness for Kayla Harrison, who improved to 14-0 with the victory. She has 11 finishes successful the span, and much importantly, the two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion present moves connected to her 3rd consecutive post-season with the company.

Harrison volition look Martin Jindrova successful her adjacent fight, with possibly the lone astonishment being that she’s not the #1 effect overall. That grant belongs to Larissa Pacheco, who volition combat Olena Kolesnyk successful the playoffs.

Official Result: Kayla Harrison def. Kaitlin Young by TKO, Round 1, 2:35