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Highlights! Kayla Harrison brutalizes Genah Fabian inside a round, returns to PFL finals

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The Kayla Harrison show continued tonight (Thurs. August 19, 2021), which is to say PFL’s women’s Lightweight tournament moved another step forward with its semi-final match ups. In the main event, two-time Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison squared off with Kiwi kickboxer Genah Fabian.

After a brief feeling out process, Harrison dove into the clinch and pressed her foe against the cage. The -4000 favorite began working knees before landing a trip takedown directly into side control. It didn’t take long for Harrison to move into mount, where heavy punches began to land.

Fabian tried to keep moving from bottom position, but she was stuck in a tough dilemma between punches and the potential armbar. As Fabian tried to scramble, Harrison flattened out her opponent from back mount, securing the wrist ride and pounding away until the referee called the contest.

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Earlier in the night, Taylor Guardado defeated Mariana Morais via decision, earning herself a spot in the finals vs. Harrison. The odds on the matchup between the 3-1 Lightweight and 11-0 defending champion are certain to be astronomical, which is typical of Harrison’s PFL match ups.

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