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Kayla Harrison now meets Kaitlin Young at PFL 6 after Julia Budd injury

Two-time PFL champ Kayla Harrison will now face Kaitlin Young in the headliner of PFL 6 after an undisclosed injury to Julia Budd. MMA Fighting confirmed the news of Budd’s withdrawal and Harrison’s new opponent with a person close to the fighters after an initial report from PFL 6 takes place July 1 at OTE in Atlanta and airs on ESPN and ESPN+.
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Julia Budd injured; Kayla Harrison meets replacement Kaitlin Young at 2022 PFL 6

The most intriguing fight of Kayla Harrison’s career thus far has been derailed. Former Bellator titleholder Julia Budd (16-4) has suffered an injury and has been forced to withdraw from the 2022 PFL 6 headliner against two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Harrison (13-0).

Kayla Harrison to face tough challenge from Julia Budd at PFL 6

Two-time defending PFL women's lightweight champion Kayla Harrison will face the toughest challenge of her career when she takes on former Bellator women's featherweight champion Julia Budd in the main event of PFL 6 on July 1 in Atlanta, officials told ESPN on Wednesday. In the co-main event, former Bellator...

Kayla Harrison meets Julia Budd in PFL 6 headliner on July 1

Two-time Professional Fighters League champion Kayla Harrison will face the most accomplished opponent of her career to date when she squares off against Julia Budd in the PFL 6 main event. The promotion announced the lineup for the card, which features women’s lightweights and welterweights, on Wednesday. PFL 6 takes...

2022 PFL 6 Card Announced Featuring Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd

The next PFL event of 2022 will see a lightweight matchup between Kayla Harrison and Julia Budd as the main event. The 2022 PFL regular season is coming to a close and the last event before the playoffs has just been announced. PFL 6 will feature some of the organization’s biggest stars including Kayla Harrison who will be taking on Julia Budd in the main event. The event will be held in the OTE Arena in Atlanta on July 1, 2022.

Rivalries: Julia Budd

An opportunity at a seven-figure payday serves as extra motivation for Julia Budd, a martial artist in her late 30s with little else left to accomplish. The former Bellator MMA champion will open her first full season on the Professional Fighters League women’s lightweight roster when she meets Genah Fabian as part of the PFL 3 undercard on Friday at Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Budd, 38, has rattled off 14 wins across her past 15 appearances, a January 2020 knockout loss to Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino the lone hiccup. She made her PFL debut on Oct. 27, when she took a three-round unanimous decision from Kaitlin Young.

Julia Budd Reflects On Ronda Rousey Fight: ‘She Was So Dominant’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Julia Budd is a longtime veteran of women’s MMA. Ahead of her newest career venture, she looks back on fighting Ronda Rousey while preparing for what comes next. A pioneer for women’s fighting, Budd has competed in Strikeforce and Bellator, and has most recently signed on to the PFL roster. While she never made it to the UFC, she has faced some of the biggest names the sport has to offer, including UFC double champ Amanda Nunes, and Cris Cyborg.