Martina Jindrova will serve as the backup fighter for next Friday’s PFL lightweight championship fight between Kayla Harrison and Larissa Pacheco.
Harrison and Pacheco will make history next Friday when they fight in the main event of PFL’s first-ever pay-per-view event. Both women have fought on two occasions prior, with Harrison winning via unanimous decision. Since those meetings, Harrison has continued to build on her undefeated record and is currently 15-0. Meanwhile, Pacheco has won five in a row, all in the first round by way of knockouts. The winner of the upcoming bout will be declared the PFL lightweight champion of 2022, as well as receive 1 million dollars.
If either of the two women is forced to withdraw, it will be Martina Jindrova who steps in. The 31-year-old will be making weight for the event and if something goes wrong, she will be ready to fight either Harrison or Pacheco.
Jindrova made it to the final four of this year’s PFL tournament after defeating Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision and then knocking out Zamzagul Fayzallanova. In the semi-finals, she would fall victim to Kayla Harrison by way of first-round submission. Meanwhile, Larissa Pacheco defeated Olena Kolesnyk by way of a first-round knockout in the other semi-final bout.
Take a look at the official trailer for the upcoming PFL PPV event below.
The PFL 2022 Championships event 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 will be aired live on pay-per-view from 1 pm ET.