THIS ONE IS OVER! 6 Point finish for Kayla
Harrison! She is heading back to the
— PFL (@PFLMMA)
July 2, 2022
Professional Fighters League lightweight queen Kayla
Harrison made a statement in the main event of
PFL 6 and secure the No. 2 seed in the women’s lightweight
The final fight of the evening saw Harrison (14-0) run through
Young, although the stoppage was more than questionable.
Harrison quickly took Young (12-13-1) to the ground and was in full
control as she rained down punches against the cage. However, at no
point was Young in danger of going out or not defending herself, so
the stoppage at 2:35 by referee Rob Hinds was premature in nature.
Regardless, Harrison picked up six points in a fight where the
skill difference was clear and will advance to the playoffs.
The co-main event and final welterweight bout of the night saw
Sy upset Rory
MacDonald. The former Bellator MMA champion looked to grapple
early but Sy (11-6-2, 1 NC) was able to stay on his feet and even
opened up a cut on the cheek of MacDonald (23-9-1). Large portions
of the fight occurred against the cage with MacDonald initializing
and controlling the clinch. Sy was able to land solid kicks while
at distance, although never came close to doing any significant
damage, and even got a brief takedown in the final frame. After 15
grueling minutes, the judges awarded Sy the win with scores of
30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 in his favor.
Cooper III triumphantly claimed his last name by dominating
Cooper. “Bradda Boy” came out swinging and immediately unloaded
several hooks that clipped Cooper (28-17). The violence kept coming
as Cooper III (25-8-1)
unleashed several knees and then landed accurate ground-and-pound
that forced a stoppage at just 24 seconds into the first round.
Due to losing a point after missing weight in his first fight,
Cooper III finishes the season with five points.
In welterweight action, Magomed
Magomedkerimov and Dilano
Taylor clashed over three rounds. Magomedkerimov (29-6)
controlled the fight at range and peppered away at Taylor (9-2)
with kicks and well-timed jabs. Poor defense by Taylor allowed
Magomedkerimov to repeatedly land overhand right hands that rocked
Taylor, who was eventually ruled out on his feet after taking a
beating. The fight was stopped at 3:26 of Round 2, which gave
Magomedkerimov five points and eliminated Cooper III from getting
into the playoffs.
Pacheco walked through Genah
Fabian to secure another six points and the No. 1 spot in the
women’s lightweight standings. Pacheco (17-4) was able to hurt
Fabian (5-3) on the feet and then secured a takedown. After giving
up on an arm-triangle choke,
Pacheco decided to rain down punches from mount position and
received a TKO stoppage as a result. The finish came at 2:39 of
the first frame.
The main card opened with a welterweight bout between Jarrah
Al-Silawi and Magomed
Umalatov. While the fight started slow, Umalatov (12-0) would
pick up a quick six points with a gorgeous knockout. A short back
fist from Umalatov rocked Al-Silawi (18-4),
who was then put away with a huge overhand right. Al-Silawi was
separated from his consciousness at the 3:33 mark of Round 1.
In preliminary action, Marina
Mokhnatkina (7-3) took a debated split decision over Abigail
Montes (3-2) with two of the three 30-27 scorecards being in
her favor; Martina
dispatched an overmatched Zamzagul
Fayzallanova (7-3) with punches 4:04 into Round 1; and Helena
Kolesnyk (7-4, 1 NC) defeated Vanessa
Melo (11-10) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in
the night’s opening bout.