Judo Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Set for Second MMA Bout at PFL 6 on Aug. 16

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jul 31, 2018

Two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison will make her sophomore mixed martial arts appearance at Professional Fighters League 6 on Aug. 16.

Harrison will square off against Jozette Cotton at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. in a 155-pound main card bout. The promotion confirmed the booking following an initial report from ESPN.com.

The full lineup for PFL 6, the organization’s next-to-last regular season event, has not been announced. The main card will be televised on NBC Sports Network following early prelims on Facebook.

Harrison became the first American to win a gold medal in judo at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and repeated the feat with another gold-medal triumph in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. She made her MMA debut at PFL 2 on June 21, submitting Brittney Elkin with an armbar 3:18 into the opening stanza.

Anchored at the Premiere Combat Center, Cotton has compiled an 8-1 career mark that includes one triumph under the Bellator MMA banner. The 30-year-old known as “The #1 Headbusta” has finished four of her victories by knockout or technical knockout.

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