PFL 6 Preview: Kayla Harrison and Rory MacDonald highlight an action packed card

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Tomorrow night the PFL returns for their sixth card of the 2022 season and the women’s lightweight division as well as the welterweight division are in the spotlight. Headlining tomorrow night is two-time defending PFL lightweight champion Kayla Harrison (13-0).

Originally, Harrison was scheduled to face former Bellator champion Julia Budd. Budd was brought into the promotion to give Harrison some legit competition and it was a fight that the PFL wanted to put together. However, Budd had to pull out of the fight with an injury.

As a result, Harrison will now be taking on Kaitlin Young (12-12-1) in the main event. Yes, you read that record correctly. However, it’s worth noting that Kaitlin Young has been in there with a lot of quality competition including Julia Budd.



In PFL, she’s 1-2 with a win over Cindy Dandois. However, she’s going to be a huge underdog tomorrow night as she looks to dethrone Harrison. Kayla Harrison kicked off her 2022 season with a win over Marina Mokhnatkina.

It was just the third time since making her professional MMA debut that Harrison went to the scorecards. Many aren’t expecting this fight at PFL 6 to make it to the scorecards and personally, I don’t think it will either.

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In the co-main event, welterweights Rory MacDonald (23-8-1) and Sadibou Sy (10-6-2) will meet. MacDonald will try to lock up the top seed in the 2022 PFL playoffs while Sy will look to pull off the massive upset.

MacDonald picked up the submission win in his PFL season debut against Brett Cooper. It snapped a two-fight losing streak for MacDonald who is now 2-2 since joining the promotion. Sy won a split decision in his 2022 season debut, but he’s a massive underdog heading into tomorrow night’s fight.

Speaking of Brett Cooper, he’s going to be taking on former PFL champion Ray Cooper III. Cooper III saw his six-fight PFL winning streak snapped when he lost to Carlos Leal to kick off the 2022 season.

It was a horrible night for the former champ as he missed weight then was dominated. However, he’s back and tomorrow night he’s looking to show that it was just a fluke. There are other really solid matchups tomorrow night like Larissa Pacheco and Genah Fabian. Should be a solid night in the PFL smart cage.