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The welterweight bracket of
Professional Fighters League
‘s tournament is off to a
rollicking start before any fight has begun.

The PFL continues its 2022 regular season with a card primarily
comprised of welterweight and women’s lightweight bouts, with a
dash of Anthony
Pettis
thrown in for good measure.
PFL 3
is headlined by a women’s lightweight bout between
two-time champion Kayla
Harrison
and sizeable underdog Marina
Mokhnatkina
.

While both headliners made weight, Ray Cooper
III
and Genah
Fabian
were not as successful on the scale. Cooper clocked in
at 176.4 pounds, or 5.4 pounds heavy for his welterweight match,
while Fabian (160.8) tipped the scales at 4.8 pounds above the
lightweight limit. Both fighters have been penalized one point in
the standings, and they will not be eligible to earn any points on
Friday even if they win. The fights will continue, and their
opponents automatically receive three points, with the ability to
score more with a finish. Additionally, Magomed
Magomedkerimov
is off the card due to visa issues, and in his
stead will be recent Challenger Series victor Dilano
Taylor
against Joao
Zeferino
.

The marquee star of PFL, Harrison is a perfect 12-0 in her mixed
martial arts career. She’ll look to start her season off on the
right path by staying undefeated and hunting for another quick
finish. The American has pulled off stoppages in all but two of her
professional bouts, having run through the 2021 season without ever
needing more than nine minutes to register a victory. Harrison
stepped on the scale at 155 pounds on the dot.

Looking to score a monumental upset is Mokhnatkina (6-2). The
Russian fighter is riding a two-fight win streak, having defeated
Claudia
Zamora
and Amanda Bell
by decision. Prior to that, she lost decisions to Janay
Harding
and Liana
Jojua
. Mokhnatkina officially weighed 154.2 pounds.

PFL 3 on Friday will stream its prelims on ESPN+ starting at 6 p.m.
ET/3 p.m. PT. The main card will then air on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at 9
p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

PFL 3 Weigh-in Results:

Kayla
Harrison
(155) vs. Marina
Mokhnatkina
(154.2)
Ray
Cooper III
(176.4)* vs. Carlos
Leal Miranda
(169.6)
Anthony
Pettis
(155.4) vs. Myles Price
(154.8)
Rory
MacDonald
(171) vs. Brett
Cooper
(169.8)
Larissa
Pacheco
(155.4) vs. Zamzagul
Fayzallanova
(153.4)
Dilano
Taylor
(170.6) vs. Joao
Zeferino
(170.8)
Genah
Fabian
(160.8)** vs. Julia Budd
(154.4)
Sadibou
Sy
(170.8) vs. Nikolay
Aleksakhin
(170.2)
Gleison
Tibau
(169.6) vs. Jarrah
Al-Silawi
(170)
Helena
Kolesnyk
(155.2) vs. Abigail
Montes
(154)
Vanessa
Melo
(155.8) vs. Martina
Jindrova
(155.4)

* Cooper missed weight by 5.4 pounds, has been docked a point in
the PFL standings and is ineligible to earn points should he
win.
** Fabian missed weight by 4.8 pounds, has been docked a point in
the PFL standings and is ineligible to earn points should she
win.


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