The Professional Fighters League is set to crown six new champions on Wednesday night to close out its 2021 season. Unlike the UFC that follows a champion-challenger format where fights can be made at the discretion of fighters or president Dana White, the PFL World Championship follows a playoff format.
Harrison vs. Guardado fight Info
- Venue: Hollywood, Florida
- Date: Wednesday, October 27
- Prelims: 4:30 PM ET
- Main card: 8:00 p.m. ET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:00 p.m. ET
- Live Stream : Click here to watch
In the PFL, each fighter fights twice two head-to-head bouts from April through June in the 10-fighter divisions, health provided. Points are awarded for wins, with bonuses for knockouts. The fighters with the top four results in their weight class are then paired up in a semi-final round, the winners of which result in the final matchup. In addition to earning the title of champion, each division winner also takes home $1 million. Watch the Prelims and Main Card 2021 PFL fight online here
Kayla Harrison vs. Taylor Guardado Fight Preview
In the night’s main event, Kayla Harrison will look to win the women’s lightweight tournament and the $1 million prize for the second time in what could be the final fight of her PFL career.
Harrison takes on Taylor Guardado in the tournament finals. Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who has been dominant since transitioning to mixed martial arts, picking up an 11-0 record with nine stoppage victories. Guardado entered the season 0-1 as a professional but has won three fights to reach the finals, where she will look to score a massive upset as a +1400 underdog.
With international restrictions still in place amidst the pandemic, the PFL featured fewer fighters in the regular season. This led to a decrease in the number of playoff rounds this year. Division sizes, of course, have also been determined by availability, which varied from class to class in the PFL’s second season in 2019. The impact on the athletes should be a positive one, entering the championship round more fresh and healthy.
The headlines to the 2021 PFL World Championship fight card are reigning champions in Harrison and Cooper. They each see post reached the final with 2-1 records this season. Coincidentally, both of the top contenders in Harrison and Cooper’s respective divisions were unable to compete in the playoff round.
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The 2021 PFL World Championship fight card is carried by the six title fights, but supported by four strong non-championship fights. Former three-division women’s boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields makes her return to the PFL after making her MMA debut this summer, now fighting opposite Abigail Montes.
|Division||Favorite (Odds)||Opponent (Odds)|
|Lightweight Championship||Loik Radzhabov (-220)||Raush Manfio (+180)|
|Light Heavyweight Championship||Antonio Carlos Jr. (-180)||Marthin Hamlet (+155)|
|Featherweight Championship||Movlid Khaybulaev (-180)||Chris Wade (+155)|
|Heavyweight Championship||Bruno Cappelozza (-200)||Ante Delija (+170)|
|Welterweight Championship||Magomed Magomedkerimov (-210)||Ray Cooper III (+175)|
|Women's Lightweight Championship||Kayla Harrison (-6500)||Taylor Guardado (+2200)|
|Women's Lightweight||Julia Budd (-510)||Kaitlin Young (+375)|
|Women's Lightweight||Claressa Shields (-310)||Abigail Montes (+245)|
|Lightweight||Don Madge (-760)||Nate Williams (+525)|
|Light Heavyweight||Omari Akhmedov (-720)||Jordan Young (+500)|