Kayla Harrison Signs Multi-Year Agreement With PFL, Despite Offers From UFC And Bellator

Kayla Harrison will be returning to the PFL.

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Kayla Harrison is ‘sick and tired’ of free agency. Luckily for her, it’s now over. 

Harrison Is Headed Back Home

The 2x PFL Lightweight Champion will return to the PFL for a couple more potential $1M paydays. The promotion would announce on Tuesday that Harrison has officially re-signed with them in a multi-year agreement. 

This would occur after Harrison received offers from the UFC and Bellator. Bellator reportedly sent out a great offer to the judoka, however the PFL matched it. PFL founder Donn Davis said Harrison signing with them was a ‘historic new contract’.

PFL CEO Speaks On It

Along with re-signing their 2x champ, PFL CEO Peter Murray would also announce a new ‘Pay-Per-View Super Fight Division’.

“It is a privilege to announce the PFL has signed the most dominant MMA fighter in the world, Kayla Harrison, to a new multi-year agreement,” Murray stated in a press release.

“I am also excited to announce the PFL is launching a new Pay-Per-View Super Fight Division where star MMA fighters will compete on a global stage against the best fighters in the sport.  Two-time PFL Champion, Kayla Harrison, will be fighting in the PFL’s 2022 Season starting this April on ESPN networks and will also continue to build her legacy as a main event in the PFL’s PPV Super Fight Division.”

The Past & The Future

Harrison is coming off of 2 perfect seasons in the PFL. She’d win $2M+ from championships in both 2019 and 2021. She went on a four-fight finish streak last season, most recently tapping out Taylor Guardardo back in October

There’s been much criticism on why she didn’t go to the UFC and Bellator instead, but it seems like the deep-pocket of the PFL made her ‘an offer she couldn’t refuse’. Kayla Harrison will likely return in April, where she hopes to secure yet another million dollar bag and more of them for the years to come. 

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