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Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event

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Kayla Harrison (pictured) will now fight Larissa Pacheco in the lightweight main event of PFL 1 in Uniondale, New York, on Thursday
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The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change.

Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, Thursday’s replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.

Per a league release, Khautova will be replaced by Larissa Pacheco (11-2), who now faces Harrison in the lightweight main event. The reason for Khautova’s withdrawal was not disclosed.

Pacheco had been scheduled to fight Roberta Samad (4-1) in the main card opener. As a result of the change, Samad will now fight Moriel Charneski (3-5).

See the updated card for the PFL 2019 season premiere, which will feature lightweights and welterweights, below:

Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN App, 9 p.m. ET)

Kayla Harrison vs. Larissa Pacheco

Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard

Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka

Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier

Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud

Preliminaries (ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET)

Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic

Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel

Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca

Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis

Roberta Samad vs. Moriel Charneski