PFL 3 took place tonight and featured the women's lightweight and men's welterweight divisions, featuring a light-hearted fight between two-time unbeaten champion, Kayla Harrison, and the title of the card. Russian Sambo ace, Marina Mokhnatkina.
In the co-host event, two-time welterweight champion Ray Cooper III is returning to his fourth season against PFL veteran Carlos Leal. Former UFC champion Anthony Pettis and former ballet champion Rory McDonald also returned to the card.
Harrison defeated Marina Mokhnatkina in a decisive victory in the main competition of PFL 3 on Friday night. Kayla Harrison showed why she is the best female fighter in PFL.
Banana Harrison vs. Marina Mokhnatkina
Round 1: Harrison begins a leg kick action followed by a head kick. Heavy straight left from Harrison. Harrison pursues the takedown and threatens her with a guard grab wrist control for Marina only. Marina tried to push with her legs and punched some. She works on her feet when Harrison kneels on top of the cage. Harrison continues to control the cage as she begins to take short shots. Harrison visited the marina, but to no avail. Harrison takes it back. Marina escaped. The process of losing some sense at the end of the round, even Harrison connects with a looping shot, but Marina appears without a stage. Round end.
Round 2: Leg kick out by Harrison. Harrison attempts to take down the cage after the big left hand. Kneel down for Harrison because she's better at hitting the trip. Marina is standing with Harrison on her back. Marina works to get an over hook as she trades her knees up to her thighs. Harrison throws Marina away from the cage just trying to lock another leg for Marina. Harrison escaped and punched the guard. Marina connects from the bottom before Harrison reaches half guard. Harrison found side control in search of a crucifix. Marina escapes, but Harrison takes her back against the cage. Two commercial short shots that are not very harmful while Harrison is looking for the knee. Marina stood up and the goal was over.
Round 3: Initial head kick attempt for Marina. Harrison threw one. Left overhand for Harrison. Marina punches and catches nearby, Harrison finds his back again as Marina is working on her knees. Marina walks towards the cage with Harrison holding the body lock. The position exchanges small shots. Harrison to body to knee. Marina tries to travel on her own, but Harrison defends when they move. They are different Marina descends back with her right hand. Low kick for Harrison. The fight is over.
Official result: Harrison Def. Mokhnatkina by consensus (30-27 all)
You can check out the PFL 3 highlights below followed by the quick results!
PFL 3 QUICK RESULTS
PFL 3 MAIN CARD
Kayla Harrison def. Marina Mokhnatkina via unanimous decision (30-27×3
Carlos Leal def. Ray Cooper III via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-27)
Anthony Pettis def. Myles Price via submission (mounted triangle choke): R1, 4:17
Rory MacDonald def. Brett Cooper via submission (rear-naked choke): R1, 2:23
Larissa Pacheco def. Zamzagul Fayzallanova via TKO (strikes) R1, 1:25
Dilano Taylor def. Joao Zeferino via split decision (29-28×2, 28-29)
Genah Fabian def. Julia Budd via unanimous decision (29-28×3)
Sadibou Sy def. Nikolay Aleksakhin via split decision (29-28×2, 27-30)
Jarrah Hussein Al-Silawi def. Gleison Tibau via split decision (29-28×2, 27-30)
Helena Kolesnyk def. Abigail Montes via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Martina Jindrova def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-27×3)