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Amanda Nunes On Kayla Harrison: I’ll Be Waiting For Her

Amanda Nunes will be waiting for Kayla Harrison. Nunes recently hinted at some hostility with PFL star and former American Top Team (ATT) teammate Kayla Harrison as the reason for her recent departure from the gym. “The Lioness” discussed the matter during an appearance on MMA Fighting’s Trocacao Franca podcast.
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Amanda Nunes: ‘I was kind of cornered’ by ATT arrivals of Kayla Harrison, Yana Kunitskaya

Following her shocking upset loss to Julianna Pena in Dec. 2021 (watch highlights), Amanda Nunes made some changes. A longtime member of Florida’s American Top Team (ATT), it was revealed that “The Lioness” left the gym, leading most to believe her loss was the primary reason. However, a rift began to grow earlier when some new faces made their presences known, says the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight queenpin.
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Amanda Nunes Pins Blame On Kayla Harrison For ATT Exit: “I’m Not Safe Even In My Territory”

Amanda Nunes has opened up about the role Kayla Harrison played in her departure from American Top Team. Former UFC women’s two-division champion Amanda Nunes has established her status as the GOAT in the promotion. Being the only female to hold two belts at the same time, Nunes spent most of her career training at ATT. After news of her leaving the gym came out, many were surprised at the decision given the success they had achieved together.

Julianna Peña: Kayla Harrison Was Absolutely Never Going To Leave PFL

Julianna Peña was ready to welcome Kayla Harrison to the UFC but wasn’t confident about the chances of her signing in free agency. Harrison re-signed with the PFL after the league matched an offer from Bellator in free agency earlier this year. She had been in discussions with the UFC, Bellator, and PFL as she pondered her next move.

Scott Coker on PFL matching Bellator’s contract offer to Kayla Harrison: ‘It meant a lot more to them to have her’

It’s no secret that Kayla Harrison is the face of the Professional Fighter’s League (PFL). Ahead of the promotion’s current season, Harrison tested the free agency waters where she accepted a contract with Bellator to challenge Cris “Cyborg” Justino for the Featherweight title on April 23, 2022, in Honolulu, Hawaii. However, this didn’t end up happening as the PFL matched Bellator’s contract offer and Harrison re-signed with her nearly-exclusive mixed martial arts (MMA) home. Cyborg instead went on to rematch Arlene Blencowe and win a unanimous decision (watch highlights).

Sean Strickland apologizes for comments about the Professional Fighters League but not Kayla Harrison: “I miss spoke about the PFL”

Sean Strickland is apologizing for comments he made about the Professional Fighters League (PFL), but not about Kayla Harrison. Harrison (13-0 MMA) squared off with Mokhnatkina (6-3 MMA) at PFL 3 in Arlington, Texas on May 6th. While the three round matchup went the distance, and Harrison earned a unanimous decision victory, it wasn’t her best showing.

Sean Strickland blasts Kayla Harrison for struggling with “low level” opponent at PFL 3: “Just reminds me why she’s not in the UFC”

UFC middleweight fighter Sean Strickland has blasted Kayla Harrison for her performance against Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3. Harrison (13-0 MMA) squared off with Mokhnatkina (6-3 MMA) in the headliner of last night’s Professional Fighters League event in Arlington. The three round matchup went the distance, with the former...

Kayla Harrison On Cris Cyborg Bout: The Ball’s In Her Court

Two-time PFL champion Kayla Harrison is focused on a third league title and not a potential crossover superfight against Cris Cyborg. Harrison earned a unanimous decision victory over Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3 in Arlington, TX on Friday night. Many fans and pundits expected her to make quick work of Mokhnatkina, who proved to be a tougher test than most anticipated.

Kayla Harrison, Anthony Pettis Headline PFL 3 Main Takeaways

The Professional Fighters League wrapped up the first half of its 2022 Regular Season with a star-studded PFL 3 card that took place last Friday, May 6th at the Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas. As the elimination round shifts into the home stretch, here are a few takeaways from Friday’s...
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Kayla Harrison slams her own performance after winning lopsided decision in PFL 3 main event

Kayla Harrison may be one of the top pound-for-pound women’s fighters in the sport but she’s also her own worst critic. The two-time Olympic gold medalist picked up a dominant win in her season debut in the PFL 3 main event on Friday but Harrison was critical about her performance after going to decision for only the third time in her career. All three judges scored the fight 30-27 for Harrison but she was not happy with the way the fight played out.

Kayla Harrison, Anthony Pettis And Rory McDonald Win Big At PFL 3

Three of the PFL’s biggest stars started their season off with a bang. Former world champions Kayla Harrison, Anthony Pettis and Rory Macdonald would simply shine at PFL 3. Ray Cooper III?— not so much. ‘The Red King’ would reign supreme in his return to the PFL. Macdonald...

Kayla Harrison outlasts Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3

Kayla Harrison outlasted Marina Mokhnatkina at PFL 3. Marina Mokhnatkina was more than game for Kayla Harrison but the sambo world champion didn’t do enough to outpoint the Judo gold medalist, despite a valiant showing. Harrison was able to control most of the action at PFL 3, keeping Mokhnatkina under her and working in shots while on top. She out-struck Mokhnatkina but most of the real action from Harrison came in the clinch and on the mat.

Kayla Harrison remains undefeated with PFL win over Marina Mokhnatkina

Two-time Professional Fighters League women’s lightweight champion Kayla Harrison was dominant once again, but her performance in the PFL 3 Regular Season main event on Friday wasn’t up to snuff and she was blunt about it. Still, Harrison won virtually every second of her contest against Marina Mokhnatkina...
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Kayla Harrison issues challenge to Cris Cyborg: ‘If you’re not scared and you’re not running, come fight me here’

Kayla Harrison is getting tired of all the talk about Cris Cyborg. For nearly a year, the MMA world has been abuzz with talk of a potential superfight between the two-time Olympic gold medalist and Bellator’s current featherweight champion, with things reaching a fever pitch at the end of 2021 when Harrison’s contract with the PFL expired. After a tumultuous free agency that saw Harrison court offers from multiple organizations, in the end, the PFL exercised its right to match and retained the services of Harrison for the foreseeable future, shutting down the possibility of the Cyborg fight, at least for now. And as a result, Harrison is tired of talking about the fight.