In the main event of Saturday’s 2022 PFL Playoffs 3 in London, the two-time PFL women’s lightweight champion and two-time Olympic judo gold medalist was successful in her return to the cage when she defeated Martina Jindrova (6-3) in a manner that was both swift and dominant. The fight took place on Saturday. Harrison (15-0) will now compete in her third straight PFL final, which she anticipates to be her final competition of any kind.
“I have two more fights on my contract after this next fight,” Harrison said.
“I think this will be my last season, but I’m still going to fight with the PFL.
“Also, I think it’s time for me to pass the torch. We saw Dakota (Ditcheva) tonight, and she had an amazing fight. She’s an up-and-coming fighter. I’m super excited to watch her build the division and to be the next generation.
“That’s what it’s about. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants and on women who helped make this possible for me, and I want these young women to do the same. I want them to stand on my shoulders and continue to grow the sport and change the game.”
“I think what would make a great difference in this fight and what everyone wants to see, it’s some elbows,” Harrison said.
“I think we should have elbows in the final.”
This season, the 32-year-old is scheduled to compete against Brazil’s Larissa Pacheco, whom she has defeated twice before with two separate victories. Even though Harrison claims there is no animosity between him and Pacheco, he is still hellbent on putting him behind bars.
If this is indeed Harrison’s final season playing in the PFL, she’d like to go out with a bang by having the league lift its ban on the use of elbows.