Kayla Harrison

2018 PFL Championship: Kayla Harrison returns against Moriel Charneski

Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist and undefeated PFL women’s lightweight Kayla Harrison (2-0-0) will compete at the New York City’s PFL Championship Event against Moriel Charneski (3-4-0) on New Year’s Eve.

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Harrison, 28, who has drawn comparisons to training partner, Olympic judo bronze medalist and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, has a pair of finishes and is the heavy favourite going into the bout.

Charneski will be making her company debut. Her last fight was almost a year ago, a TKO win over Sarah Patterson at Revolution Combat Championships 14 in December 2017.

The 2018 PFL Championship is set for Dec. 31 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Current bouts include:

Welterweight Championship

Ray Cooper III (1) vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (3)

Heavyweight Championship

Philipe Lins (3) vs. Josh Copeland (8)

Light Heavyweight Championship

Vinny Magalhaes (1) vs. Sean O’Connell (6)

Lightweight Feature Bout

Kayla Harrison vs. Moriel Charneski

Lightweight Championship

Natan Schulte (1) vs. Rashid Magomedov (7)

Featherweight Championship

Steven Siler (1) vs. Lance Palmer (2)

Middleweight Championship

Abus Magomedov (1) vs. Louis Taylor (2)

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