Oddmakers See Kayla Harrison As Underdog In Potential Fights Against Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg
With one fight left on Kayla Harrison’s PFL contract, oddmakers are already looking ahead.
Amidst talks of potential fights against Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg, Harrison (11-0) has become a +245 underdog to Nunes (-290) and a +170 underdog to Cyborg (-200), according to BetOnline.
Basically, this means a $100 bet on Harrison to beat Nunes would pay out at $245 if Harrison signs with the UFC and bested Nunes.
Harrison, 31, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo. She has an untouched 11-0 record in MMA and is the No. 11-ranked woman in the sport, according to MMA Fighting’s pound-for-pound rankings.
She claimed the PFL women’s lightweight crown in 2019.
Her next battle is on October 27 against Taylor Guardado in PFL’s upcoming seasons three finals. It will be her last fight in her current contract.
“They reached out to [my manager] Ali [Abdelaziz] and said that they wanted to start negotiations, and then I said OK,” Harrison said on The MMA Hour. “And then they asked me today not to talk about free agency, just focus on the fight, and I said, ‘Well, OK. But send me an offer or we all know what’s going to happen.’
“It’s not in my hands. My job is to fight. That’s it. I know that if I fight well, do my job, go out and instill my will, that good things will happen, wherever they may be.”
Recently, her manager said she can beat Nunes, Cyborg and male champion Aljamain Sterling all at once.