2019 PFL Women’s Lightweight World Champion Kayla Harrison will look to continue her reign of dominance over the Professional Fighters League’s 155-pound women’s division when she faces exciting Kiwi newcomer Genah Fabian in the main event of PFL Playoffs 2 on Thursday, August 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
Harrison has been nothing short of flawless in her professional mixed martial arts career.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo made a successful jump to the sport and eventually became one of the PFL’s biggest stars, capturing the league’s women’s lightweight championship two years ago.
This season has been no different for Harrison, who blew through the regular season by picking up a pair of submission wins to finish as the No. 2-seed.
She needed just 83 seconds to submit Mariana Morais at PFL 3 and then followed that up with a first-round armbar against veteran Cindy Dandois at PFL 6.
With a second-straight trip to the postseason, Harrison is again just two wins away from fulfilling her promise of a “coronation.”
Standing in front of Harrison, however, will be New Zealand’s Fabian, who turned in an impressive regular season campaign as well.
Looking to build off a solid showing during the 2019 season, Fabian decisioned Laura Sanchez at PFL 3, before securing her spot in the postseason with a second-round TKO win over Julija Pajic to finish as the No. 3-seed.
Fabian will be facing the toughest test of her career in the form of Harrison.
The winner of this women’s lightweight semi-final main event advances to the championship bout in October.