The Professional Fighters League (PFL), hailed as the rapidly expanding and pioneering sports league, revealed today that their two-time world champ, Kayla Harrison, is making her comeback to the PFL SmartCage. Mark your plans for Friday, November 24, as the 2023 PFL World Championship unfolds at The Anthem, Washington D.C., and will be broadcasted live on ESPN+ Pay Per View.

Starting September 20, tickets for the 2023 PFL World Championship, sponsored by CELSIUS® Essential Energy, will be up for grabs. Promising a night to remember in the MMA universe, the event lines up 12 finalists all prepared to fight for the honor of six world titles and their respective $1 million championship prizes.

The celebrated Kayla Harrison, holder of two Olympic gold medals and regarded as a leading figure in global combat sports, is set to step back into the MMA scene, facing off with Julia Budd. Budd, a previous Featherweight Titleholder from Canada with a background in kickboxing and MMA, boasts a remarkable career with 17 wins to her name.

PFL CEO Peter Murray commented, “The climax of the 2023 PFL Season is the grand 2023 PFL World Championship, set for Friday, November 24, broadcasting live from The Anthem, Washington D.C. This is an event not to be missed, featuring the return of MMA sensation Kayla Harrison to our PFL SmartCage. By the end of the night, six exceptional fighters will leave the PFL SmartCage, not only with the PFL World Championship title but also with a whopping $1 million prize.”

2023 PFL World Championship Fight Card:

  • PFL Lightweight Championship: Clay Collard vs Olivier Aubin-Mercier
  • PFL Welterweight Championship: Sadibou Sy vs Magomed Magomedkerimov
  • PFL Heavyweight Championship: Renan Ferreira vs Denis Goltsov
  • PFL Women’s Featherweight Championship: Larissa Pacheco vs Marina Mokhnatkina
  • PFL Featherweight Championship: Jesus Pinedo vs Gabriel Braga
  • PFL Light Heavyweight Championship: Joshua Silveira vs Impa Kasanganay