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

Kayla Harrison | Cooper Neill, PFLKayla 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 Delija — Heavyweight Final Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Chris Wade — Featherweight Final Preliminaries (ESPN+ 4:30 p,m. ET) Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marthin Hamlet — Light Heavyweight Final Loik Radzhabov vs. Raush Manfio — Men’s Lightweight Final Omari Akhmedov vs. Jordan Young Don Madge vs. Nate Williams

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 Final

Ray Cooper III vs. Magomed Magomedkerimov — Final

Claressa Shields vs. Abigail Montes

Bruno Cappelozza vs. Ante Delija — Final

Movlid Khaybulaev vs. Chris Wade — Final

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

Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marthin Hamlet — Final

Loik Radzhabov vs. Raush Manfio — Men’s Lightweight Final

Omari Akhmedov vs. Jordan Young

Don Madge vs. Nate Williams

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Ronda Rousey announces birth of daughter La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne
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Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is officially a mom.

Rousey on Monday announced the birth of her daughter with husband Travis Browne.

“La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne,” Rousey, 34, posted on her official Instagram account.

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A post shared by Ronda Rousey (@rondarousey)

Rousey announced in April that she was four months pregnant and expecting her first baby with Browne, whom she married in 2017. In June, the couple did a Pokemon-themed gender reveal and announced an expected due date of Sept. 22.

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