Dana White, the CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, recently said that Kayla Harrison has officially joined the company, and her teammate also mentioned the same thing.
The announcement that White, the former champion of the PFL women’s lightweight division, will compete against Holly Holm in a bantamweight bout at the highly anticipated UFC 300 pay-per-view event on April 13 was made by White in a recent post on many social media platforms.
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As they both train at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, Harrison’s teammate Dustin Poirier took to X to express his opinion to the most recent addition to the UFC roster. Poirier and Harrison both train at American Top Team. Alongside Harrison, he uploaded a picture on his Instagram account, and he captioned it:
”There is nothing to see here, guys; just two fighters from the UFC”
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Harrison competed in the PFL for her entire professional mixed martial arts career, with the exception of one bout in Invicta FC. After the Professional Boxing League (PFL) acquired Bellator and there were reports that the American would battle Cris Cyborg in a superfight, many people anticipated that she would re-sign. Unexpectedly, she will be competing at the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), which is a weight class in which she has never competed before.
Judoka, who has won two gold medals at the Olympics, has provided an explanation for why she decided to leave the promotion that she had previously been the face of. The following is what she posted in the description of an Instagram post:
When I first began participating, my objective was to become the best…the Olympic champion of mixed martial arts (MMA). The opportunity to be exactly that is presented to me by the @UFC. The journey that led me to this point has been quite remarkable, and I am thankful for each and every step that I have taken along the way. Everything that has happened to me, from the highs to the lows, has helped me become a more improved version of myself. I am certain of one thing: the time that is right for me is right now. God’s timing is perfect. It’s time to goooooo!”
Opening odds for Holly Holm vs. Kayla Harrison clash at the UFC 300
Holly Holm, a former champion of the women’s bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is going to be Kayla Harrison’s opponent in her first fight inside the octagon. Harrison has won the women’s lightweight tournament in the PFL twice. According to what was stated earlier, the weight limit for the battle would be 135 pounds.
According to Aaron Bronsteter, a journalist for Sportsnet who covers mixed martial arts, Harrison debuted as a -375 favorite, but his odds have since shifted to -500. In the meantime, Holm began the match as an underdog with a spread of +310, and it appears that the margin is growing as more bets are placed.