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.
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.
@Judo_Kayla is back – teaching you to find a way to win, no less! 💪💪 https://t.co/OEq5bERuoC#superstarjudo #fightingfilms #judovideo #judo #judocompetition #judoworld #judolove #judolife #judopractice pic.twitter.com/ZrEBs0nXoG
— Fighting Films (@FightingFilms) November 14, 2018
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:
Ray Cooper III (1) vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov (3)
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
Natan Schulte (1) vs. Rashid Magomedov (7)
Steven Siler (1) vs. Lance Palmer (2)
Abus Magomedov (1) vs. Louis Taylor (2)