Kayla Harrison continued her seemingly inexorable march towards the first PFL Women's Championship.
The judoka, who twice won the gold medal at the Olympics, was highly favored at Thursday's main co-event meeting with Morgan Frier at PFL 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and she was not disappointed. Harrison was quick to show off her wrestling skills as she fumbled against the cage and fired on the ground.
From there, she went to the half-guard and then headed for a crucifix position that allowed her to pepper Fray with small blows on the ground. While Frier was moving to defend herself, she left her arm open for a key lock on which Harrison jumped to win the game at 1: 25 in the first round.
With this victory, Harrison has gained six points to give himself nine points in total for the 2019 PFL season, which is pretty good for the second seed in the next playoffs. She will face Geneh Fabian in the semi-finals. The winner will qualify for the PFL final on December 31, where she will compete for a championship and a million dollar prize.
Sarah Kaufman, first seed, faces Larissa Pacheco in the other semifinal.