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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison returns at PFL 11

Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison is 2-0 in MMA with a pair of stoppage wins under the PFL banner.

The Professional Fighters League will not only crown six champions — and millionaires — on Dec. 31, but also welcome Kayla Harrison back for her third MMA fight in 2018, the company announced Thursday.

The promotion has yet to announce an opponent for the two-time Olympic gold medalist in judo, who submitted Brittney Elkin in her mixed martial arts debut back in June and stopped Jozette Cotton via TKO less than two months later.

PFL 11 will take place at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York, and four championship bouts are already set for the event.

Josh Copeland will battle Philipe Lins for the heavyweight crown, Vinny Magalhaes meets Sean O’Connell for the 205-pound title, Steven Siler faces Lance Palmer in a featherweight title bout, and Natan Schulte vs. Rashid Magomedov decides the company’s lightweight titleholder.

“We started with 72 fighters and we’re about to be down to our final 12,” PFL president of fighting operations Ray Sefo said. “This is what everyone has been competing for and I can’t wait to wrap those six championship belts around the winner’s waists and hand them their $1 million checks.”

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