Kayla Harrison continued her seemingly inexorable march to the inaugural PFL women's lightweight championship.
The two-time Olympic gold medalist, Judoka, was strongly favored at Thursday's main event meeting with Morgan Frier at PFL 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and did not disappoint. It did not take long for Harrison to show his experience in the fight while she was musing Frier against the cage and scoring a takedown.
From there, he went to half guard and then advanced to a crucifix position that allowed him to splatter Frier with small blows on the ground. When Frier moved to defend himself, he left his arm open for a lock with a key that Harrison threw to win the tap-out at the 1:25 mark of round one.
With the victory, Harrison won six points to get a total of nine in the 2019 season of PFL, good enough for the second seed in the next playoffs. She will face Geneh Fabian in the semifinals, with the winner advancing to the end of the PFL season on December 31, where they will compete for a championship and a $ 1 million prize.
In the other semifinal, top seed Sarah Kaufman fights Larissa Pacheco.