Kayla Harrison will defend her PFL women’s lightweight title after reaching the Season 2021 finals Thursday in Hollywood, Florida.
Harrison (11-0-0) softened up her bigger opponent Genah Fabian (4-2-0) by using the clinch, took her down, and then used ground-and-pound to force referee Andrew Glenn to stop the contest at the 4:01 mark of the first round.
Harrison remained undefeated in 11 bouts with the victory and will face Taylor Guardado in the finals as she defeated Mariana Marois by split-decision earlier.
In the men’s heavyweight bracket, Bruno Cappelozza stopped Jamelle Jones in the second round to advance to the finals. He will face Ante Delija, who decisioned Denis Goltsov.
In other bouts:
KAYLA HARRISON DEF. GENAH FABIAN VIA TKO (GROUND AND POUND) R1 4:01
BRUNO CAPPELOZZA DEF. JAMELLE JONES VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 1:33
TAYLOR GUARDADO DEF. MARIANA MARIOS VIA SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
ANTE DELIJA DEF. DENIS GOLTSOV VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
RENAN FERREIRA DEF. STUART AUSTIN VIA KO (PUNCH) R1 0:31
MUHAMMED DEREESE DEF. CARL SEUMANUTAFA VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
MARINA MOKHNATKINA DEF. CLAUDIA ZAMORA VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
AMANDA LEVE DEF. MIRANDA BARBER VIA SUBMISSION (RNC) R1 4:18
CHRISTIAN LOHSEN DEF. JONAS FLOK VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)