Harrison: I’ll “Be Better Than Khabib”

Kayla Harrison’s quest to become the first PFL women’s lightweight champion will continue, as the former two-time Olympic gold medalist too a first round submission win at PFL 4.

Harrison wasted no time on Thursday night, locking Morgan Frier in a key lock, giving her six points and the second seed in the PFL’s playoff bracket.

“I really wish I would have kept it on my feet a little longer but my instincts take over, it is something I’m working on,” Harrison said post fight.

“The submission was probably there earlier in the round but I really like hitting people since I was never allowed to in Judo. I’m going to be the best, I’m going to be even better than Khabib (Nurmagomedov) when I am done.”

In the card’s main event, Magomed Magomedkerimov went the distance and earned a win over Chris Curtis via unanimous decision.

 

In a fight earlier in the card, Genah Fabian earned her spot in the playoffs against Harrison with a devastating left hook KO against Moriel Charneski.

 

 

Full results of PFL 4:

Main Card (ESPN2, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Magomed Magomedkerimov def. Chris Curtis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Lightweight: Kayla Harrison def. Morgan Frier via first-round submission (key lock) (1:25)

Welterweight: Joao Zeferino def. Bojan Velickovic via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Welterweight: John Howard def. Ray Cooper III via first-round TKO (punches) (3:23)

Preliminaries (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Glaico Franca def. Sadibou Sy via third-round TKO (ground-and-pound) (4:29)

Welterweight: David Michaud def. Handesson Ferreira via first-round TKO (punches) (4:37)

Lightweight: Larissa Pacheco def. Bobbi Jo Dalziel via first-round submission (armbar) (2:31)

Lightweight: Genah Fabian def. Moriel Charneski via first-round TKO (punches) (1:42)

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