While Kayla Harrison may have said that she was “wicked nervous” in her post-fight interview with Bas Rutten, it certainly didn’t show. The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist looked absolutely dominant in her professional MMA debut against Brittney Elkins. The fight served as a special feature on the main card of PFL 2 tonight in Chicago.
Harrison took her opponent down early with a trip after establishing the clinch against the cage. From there, she would work over her opponent in a patient manner until the opportunity presented itself.
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Harrison worked for the rear naked choke until she was able to put her leg on the neck of Elkins, forcing her to roll with her. Then, with just under two minutes left in the opening stanza, Harrison would focus all of her body weight on pulling the arm of Elkins out of its socket, forcing her to tap.
Harrison basically pitched a shut out in her debut here. The only problem she’ll have moving forward will be finding competition inside of the 155 lbs weight class. That said, at just 27-years of age, there will be plenty of time for the competition to find her.