Kayla Harrison set to return at PFL 11 on December 31, opponent TBD

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and 2-0 lightweight fighter Kayla Harrison is set to return to the cage later this year.

Harrison will be fighting in MMA for the third time on December 31st. An accomplished judoka, Harrison has gone 2-0 in the PFL 155-pound division with a first-round submission win over Brittney Elkin in her debut match in June and a third-round TKO victory over Jozette Cotton just two months later.

Kayla is setting her sights high. Training out of American Top Team in Florida, Harrison is set to take part in a $1 million lightweight tournament in 2019. She has also expressed her desire to face current UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg in the future.

PFL 11 takes place at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 31st.

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  1. Glad to see that she’ll be back in action prior to year’s end. It’d be great to see her against who I would consider her greatest threat next to Cris, Bobbi Jo Dalziel, but I doubt if they want to risk that at this point in her career. There are no real marketable “names” out there. Since Cindy Dandois is already committed in mid November, Charmaine Tweet is probably the best known available potential opponent in the West and King Reina in the East. Both would probably be fairly easy pickings for Kayla.

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