The PFL topped six new $1 million winners for its 2021 season Wednesday, and two of them grew to become repeat champions.
At the highest of the cardboard, Kayla Harrison (12-0) stayed excellent with a second-round armbar submission of Taylor Guardado (3-2). Harrison was an enormous favourite within the battle and backed it as much as win her second PFL ladies’s light-weight title. Now the hypothesis will flip to what her subsequent transfer is and whether or not she’ll be again with the promotion for 2022.
In the welterweight remaining, Ray Cooper III (24-7-1) upset Magomed Magomedkerimov (29-6) with a giant third-round knockout for his second title. He received the welterweight season in 2019. Magomedkerimov beat Cooper to win the 2018 title and was searching for his second belt, as effectively.
In different title fights, Bruno Cappelozza (14-5) beat Ante Delija (19-5) to win the heavyweight crown; Movlid Khaybulaev (19-0-1) stayed unbeaten and topped Chris Wade (20-7) to win the featherweight title; Antonio Carlos Junior (13-5) submitted Marthin Hamlet (8-3) to win at mild heavyweight; and Raush Manfio (15-3) completed off his Cinderella story with a win over Loik Radzhabov (15-4-1) to win the light-weight title.
In non-title fights, Abigail Montes (3-0) upset boxing standout Claressa Shields (1-1) with a break up determination. It was Shields’ first loss in fight sports activities. And former Bellator ladies’s featherweight champion Julia Budd (16-3) moved as much as light-weight and beat Kaitlin Young (12-12-1) in her promotional debut.
Check out the highlights from the six playoff finals, in addition to the non-title bouts, within the 2021 PFL Championship video above.