PFL 11 results: Kayla Harrison defeats Moriel Charneski via first-round TKO

Monday night at the Professional Fighters League 11 event, Kayla Harrison emerged victorious in a lightweight contest after defeating Moriel Charneski by way of a first-round TKO.

Harrison made quick work of Moriel Charneski at PFL 11.

Harrison improves her record to 3-0, following victorious over Brittney Elkin and Jozette Cotton earlier this year. 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. So far, it seems the American Top Team standout is more than living up to the hype.

Charneski drops to 3-5. She made her lightweight debut in December 2017, defeating Sarah Patterson by way of a second-round verbal submission. The 29-year-old has finished all her professional MMA career victories, a combination of knockouts and submissions. Before tonight’s encounter against Harrison, she had never been finished in a mixed martial arts setting.

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PFL 11 took place on Monday December 31 from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. The main card featuring Harrison vs. Charneski was aired live on NBC Sports Network from 7pm EST.

Noah

3 comments

  1. Well, Kayla Harrison is still mostly a judo fighter in the MMA cage. Wished we could have seen more, but it was the job of Moriel Charneski to do that and she simply got overwhelmed. Hope to see more from both these ladies in the future in MMA.

  2. If Harrison hopes for superstardom, she is going to have to find noteworthy opponents. Unless established FW’s move up for it, the proposed tournament at LW is a sham. She has already taken out the former #1 WLW, who few except serious fans of WMMA even knew about. She needs to drop to 145 to have the opportunity to really impress. Looking at her last night, it shouldn’t be too hard to do.

  3. Stated by the person who doesn’t have to drop weight and who isn’t going to be fighting for a chance to make $1 million dollars. Fans on social media tend to get ahead of themselves thinking athletes need to impress us. They don’t, so your statement of Kayla Harrison needs to drop weight if she wants to impress is absolutely laughable. Impress who? You JR? The Professional Fighters League decision makers are already impressed by her, as a matter of fact, they are so impressed with her they are going to have a Women’s Lightweight Regular Season and Tournament in 2019 for a chance to win $1 million dollars featuring Kayla Harrison. Kayla Harrison is already impressing the people that are paying her and that’s what matters.

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