Kayla Harrison Is No Longer A Free Agent
Kayla Harrison has gone back home.
The two-time Olympic judo champion has re-signed with the PFL, ESPN reported Tuesday morning. Bellator reportedly made a lucrative offer earlier this year, but PFL had the right to match the offer, which was done, and Harrison chose to accept that.
Sources told ESPN that the UFC made an offer, but it wasn’t close to what PFL and Bellator had put front.
Harrison was reportedly, at one point, expected to sign with Bellator and fight featherweight champion Cris Cyborg as early as next month, but PFL ended up matching Bellator’s offer.
Harrison is a two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion.
She recorded her latest win against Taylor Guardado via second-round submission for her second PFL women’s lightweight title last October.
The 31-year-old has fought in PFL since her MMA debut in 2018. Her win in October marked her last fight of her previous contract, causing MMA promotions to scramble to sign her, especially Bellator.
Eventually the lightweight admitted that she was tired of being a free agent and is ready to fight. She said her goal is to become the greatest women’s MMA fighter of all time.