This Thursday’s Professional Fighters League 6 event features a highly anticipated women’s lightweight showdown on the main card when Kayla Harrison makes her second professional MMA appearance against the number-one women’s lightweight fighter in the world, Jozette “The #1 Headbusta” Cotton.
Harrison (1-0) looks to follow-up on a successful professional debut this past June, defeating Brittney Elkin by way of a first-round armbar submission. The 28-year-old was receiving a huge amount of hype even prior to her professional debut thanks to her successful Judo career which saw her win the 2010 World Championships, gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and gold at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. Many are tipping Harrison for superstardom, much like fellow Olympic Medalist and former training partner, Ronda Rousey. This Thursday will give Harrison the opportunity to establish herself as queen of the women’s lightweight division in just her second professional fight.
Cotton (8-1) has been dominating the scene at 155-pounds and above since 2012, finishing half her career victories by way of knockouts including two which came in the very first-round. In September of 2017, Cotton made history by defeating Sarah Patterson to claim the inaugural Dynasty Combat Sports women’s lightweight title. At Thursday’s event, the 30-year-old looks to prove her position as the number-one women’s 155-pound fighter in the world by taking out one of the most highly-touted prospects in the division’s history.
PFL 6 takes place this Thursday August 16 from the Ocean Resort Casino Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States. The main card featuring Harrison vs. Cotton will be aired live on NBC Sports from 10pm EST.