Exclusive: PFL’s Marina Mokhnatkina makes her pick for tonight’s Harrison-Pacheco showdown, plots move down to featherweight

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Marina Mokhnatkina has made her pick for tonight’s PFL lightweight title fight between Kayla Harrison and Larissa Pacheco, as well as announced a move down to featherweight.

Mokhnatkina went the distance with Kayla Harrison earlier this year.


Mokhnatkina (7-3-0) competed as a 155-pound lightweight for this year’s PFL season. She picked up a decision win over Abigail Montes, but lost a decision to Kayla Harrison.

One of the only two women to go the distance with Harrison, Mokhnatkina revealed during a recent chat with WMMA Rankings that she’ll be moving down to featherweight next year.

I know about the new weight, I plan to go down to 145 pounds. My weight allows me to go down to 145 easily.” she explained.

Mokhnatkina will be taking an out of season lightweight match at the RCC 13 event on December 3 when she battles Tatiane Aguiar. After the bout, she’ll prepare for PFL’s 2023 season.

The 2022 season concludes tonight when Kayla Harrison and Larissa Pacheco battle for the PFL lightweight championship. Mokhnatkina predicts her former foe will emerge victorious.

I think this matchup will be won by Kayla by decision. But Larissa has every chance, she has got in good shape, and all her meetings have ended early.” she said.

PFL World Championship takes place on Friday, November 25, 2022, from the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. The main card, headlined by Kayla Harrison vs Larissa Pacheco, will be aired live on pay-per-view from 8 pm ET.

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