Kayla Harrison has already achieved some incredible things in her career at the age of 30 and now she’s moving on to Invicta FC to make her way through the ranks there too. Harrison was a two-time Olympic gold medalist Judoka before she ever even decided to enter the cage, winning in both London and Rio De Janeiro in 2012 and 2016 respectively. This led to her becoming the youngest Judoka in USA to be awarded her 6th dan promotion in 2016, although she chose not to compete in Judo anymore after the second gold medal performance.
She then signed for the Professional Fighter’s League in 2016 (then World Series of Fighting) and spent two years developing her striking technique before she made her professional debut at Lightweight. When she finally entered the cage in 2018, Harrison was already looking like an experienced fighter as she rattled off three consecutive finishes in seven months. PFL then hosted the 2019 Lightweight World Championship season and Harrison won both her playoff matches with only one going to decision.
This booked her a place in the Lightweight World Championship finals where she extended her perfect record to 7-0 to win the title, getting another first-round finish out of her two matches. As it stands, Harrison has never lost a round in the cage and has looked completely dominant over her opposition to date and has now set up the next stage of her career. Kayla Harrison will now put her undefeated record on the line against Courtney King at Invicta FC 43 as she makes the drop to Featherweight, no doubt looking for a title there before she eventually makes the move to the UFC.
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