PFL Championship Results: Kayla Harrison Left Defeated
In a stunning result, Larissa Pacheco became the first fighter to defeat Kayla Harrison, claiming the lightweight title at PFL Championship.
For the first time, the PFL took the pay-per-view. And for the first time, Kayla Harrison was defeated.
Harrison, an Olympic gold medalist, suffered her first career defeat in the main event. Larissa Pacheco claimed the lightweight title, $1 million and a piece of history.
The event took place from Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden from New York City. The main card aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Pacheco, twice before bested by Harrison, had pushed the reigning champion to a decision in each of the two prior meetings. This time, though, it was Pacheco with her hands raised in victory.
In the co-main event, Brendan Loughnane topped Bubba Jenkins for the featherweight title. Loughnane caught Jenkins in the fourth round, finishing him for the win.
Ante Delija, Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Sadibou Sy and Rob Wilkinson were also winners of season-long tournaments, with each claiming $1 million. In a featured bout, Aspen Ladd got by Julia Budd.
The prelims saw Sheymon Moraes, Natan Schulte, Magomed Magomedkiermov, Dakota Ditcheva and Biaggio Ali Walsh earn wins. Ali Walsh, the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, knocked out Tom Graesser in his PFL debut.
PFL Championship Results
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Larissa Pacheco def. Kayla Harrison via unanimous decision to win women’s lightweight title
Brendan Loughnane def. Bubba Jenkins via TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of Round 4 to win featherweight title
Ante Delija def. Matheus Scheffel via TKO (strikes) at 2:50 of Round 1 to win heavyweight title
Aspen Ladd def. Julia Budd via split decision
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Stevie Ray via KO (strike) at 4:40 of Round 2 to win lightweight title
Sadibou Sy def. Dilano Taylor via unanimous decision to win welterweight title
Rob Wilkinson def. Omari Akhmedov via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2 to win light heavyweight title
Sheymon Moraes def. Marlon Moraes via TKO (strikes) at :58 of Round 3
Natan Schulte def. Jeremy Stephens via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 1:32 of Round 2
Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision
Dakota Ditcheva def. Katherine Corogenes via KO (strike) at 4:20 of Round 1
Biaggio Ali Walsh def. Tom Graesser via TKO (strikes) at :45 of Round 1