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Harrison submits Guardado to win 2021 PFL title

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Kayla Harrison is now a two-time Professional Fighters League Champion. She was dominant in her win over Taylor Guardado in the main event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Wednesday night.

The fight was stopped in the second round at 4:00. Guardado tapped out after Harrison locked in an arm at submission.

Kayla Harrison walking to the cage (Photo by Kayla Harrison/Instagram)

“I just feel way more grateful [than last season],” Harrison said. “A lot more gratitude. I realized that nothing in this world is given. You have to earn it all. And I’m very blessed and very lucky that I work hard every day.”

Harrison — who is considered the face of the PFL — won $1 million and was crowned the 2021 PFL Women’s Lightweight Champion. She also won the million-dollar prize and the championship in 2019.

The PFL did not compete in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The former two-time Judo Olympic Gold medalist has not lost since entering the mixed martial arts field. She is currently 12-0.

Harrison now has five submission wins. Before her submission win over Guardado, her last submission win also was via an arm submission when she defeated Cindy Dandois in June.

Guardado has now fallen to 3-2 in her MMA career. Her other loss came to Taneisha Tennant by unanimous decision at Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 3.

The loss to Tennant was in her pro debut.

With Harrison’s fight over, she is now a free agent. The 31-year-old finished her contract with the PFL.

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She has already been linked to a potential UFC contract.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 10 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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