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Kayla Harrison vs. Taylor Guardado to headline PFL World Championship event, full lineup revealed

Kayla Harrison
Cooper Neill, PFL

Kayla Harrison’s hunt for another PFL championship will close out the league’s 2021 season.

The official lineup was released Monday for the PFL World Championship event on Oct. 27, which takes place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In the main event, Harrison (11-0)—No. 10 in MMA Fighting’s Pound-for-Pound Rankings—fights Taylor Guardado (3-1) for the lightweight crown and a $1,000,000 prize.

Five other league championships will also be decided at the show, with a welterweight final between past winners Magomed Magomedkerimov (29-5) and Ray Cooper III (23-7-1) serving as the co-main event. Magomedkerimov defeated Cooper in the 2018 league finals to claim the inaugural welterweight title. The next season Cooper claimed the 2019 title, though he did not get the chance to rematch his rival as an injury forced Magomedkerimov out of the playoffs.

All finals winners will receive a $1,000,000 prize in addition to a league title.

Also on the main card, boxing superstar Claressa Shields makes her second MMA appearance after defeating Brittney Elkin in her PFL debut this past June. Shields fights Abigail Montes (2-0), who has previously comped for iKon Fighting Federation and Combate.

See the updated PFL World Championship lineup below:

Main Card (ESPN2, ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

Kayla Harrison vs. Taylor Guardado — Women’s Lightweight Final

Ray Cooper III vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov — Welterweight Final

Claressa Shields vs. Abigail Montes

Bruno Cappelozza vs. Ante DelijaHeavyweight Final

Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Chris WadeFeatherweight Final

Preliminaries (ESPN+ 4:30 p,m. ET)

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marthin HamletLight Heavyweight Final

Loik Radzhabov vs. Raush ManfioMen’s Lightweight Final

Omari Akhmedov vs. Jordan Young

Don Madge vs. Nate Williams

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