PFL 6 2022: Card Announced Featuring Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) today announced full card match-ups for its most dangerous and thrilling central event to date and the upcoming PFL 6 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event.


The PFL's biggest star will face his toughest assignment ever on July 1. Promotions have announced that two-time defending PFL women's lightweight champion Kayla Harrison will face former Baletters women's featherweight champion Julia Budd in the title of her sixth event of the 2022 season.


Harrison (13-0) is second in the PFL regular women's lightweight standings with three points. The Ohio native, who lives and trains in Florida, defeated Marina Mokhnatkina in a unanimous decision in PFL 3 on May 6. Harrison, 31, finished fifth in the race. She is PFL's biggest star, re-signing a lucrative deal with Promotions earlier this year that pays about seven figures per fight.


Budd (16-4) also has three points and is fifth in the PFL standings. The Canadian fighter lost to Genah Fabian on May 6, but was awarded three points for her weight loss. Budd, 36, had won 14 of 15 fights before losing to Fabian, the only defeat being against Cyborg. Budd was the women's featherweight champion from 2017 to 2020.


This will be the toughest challenge of her career for Kayla Harrison. Harrison has not lost in his professional MMA career. She is seven years younger than Budd and has been running the PFL Lightweight Division since 2018. After free agency scrutiny, he decided to stay with the PFL for the 2022 season and plan to take home the championship and finally the 10 1 million prize.


The Professional Fighters League (PFL) today announced full card match-ups for its most dangerous and thrilling central event to date and the upcoming PFL 6 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event.




The PFL's biggest star will face his toughest assignment ever on July 1. Promotions have announced that two-time defending PFL women's lightweight champion Kayla Harrison will face former Baletters women's featherweight champion Julia Budd in the title of her sixth event of the 2022 season.


Harrison (13-0) is second in the PFL regular women's lightweight standings with three points. The Ohio native, who lives and trains in Florida, defeated Marina Mokhnatkina in a unanimous decision in PFL 3 on May 6. Harrison, 31, finished fifth in the race. She is PFL's biggest star, re-signing a lucrative deal with Promotions earlier this year that pays about seven figures per fight.


Budd (16-4) also has three points and is fifth in the PFL standings. The Canadian fighter lost to Genah Fabian on May 6, but was awarded three points for her weight loss. Budd, 36, had won 14 of 15 fights before losing to Fabian, the only defeat being against Cyborg. Budd was the women's featherweight champion from 2017 to 2020.


This will be the toughest challenge of her career for Kayla Harrison. Harrison has not lost in his professional MMA career. She is seven years younger than Budd and has been running the PFL Lightweight Division since 2018. After free agency scrutiny, he decided to stay with the PFL for the 2022 season and plan to take home the championship and finally the 10 1 million prize.


In the evening's main event, former ballet champion and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald (23-8-1) will face Sweden's Sadibou Sy (10-6-2). McDonald's earned six points when he submitted to Brett Cooper in PFL 3, while Sy defeated Nikolai Alexei that night.


Other notable acts on the card include former champion Magomed Magomedkerimov against Joao Zeferino and former finalist Larissa Pacheco against Genah Fabian.


The event will take place at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and is the last event before the playoffs begin in August.



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In the evening's main event, former ballet champion and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald (23-8-1) will face Sweden's Sadibou Sy (10-6-2). McDonald's earned six points when he submitted to Brett Cooper in PFL 3, while Sy defeated Nikolai Alexei that night.


Other notable acts on the card include former champion Magomed Magomedkerimov against Joao Zeferino and former finalist Larissa Pacheco against Genah Fabian.


The event will take place at the Overtime Elite Arena in Atlanta, Georgia and is the last event before the playoffs begin in August.


Here’s you can see the full 2022 PFL 6 Fight card:


MAIN CARD

  • Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd

  • Rory MacDonald vs. Sadibou Sy

  • Ray Cooper III vs. Brett Cooper

  • Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. Joao Zeferino

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Jarrah Al-Silawi vs. Magomed Umalatov

  • Larissa Pacheco vs. Genah Fabian

  • Nikolay Aleksakhin vs. Gleison Tibau

  • Marina Mokhnatkina vs. Abigail Montes

  • Martina Jindrova vs. Zamzagul Fayzallanova

  • Olena Kolesnyk vs. Vanessa Melo

The next PFL 6 event of 2022 will see a lightweight matchup between Kayla Harrison and Julia Budd as the main event.
Kayla Harrison vs. Julia Budd headlines 2022 PFL 6 on July 1

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