Amanda Nunes and Cris Cyborg Have a New Challenger- An Olympic Gold Medallist

Published 11/26/2020, 10:40 PM EST


Kayla Harrison is one of the most decorated female fighters in MMA right now. She is a two-time Olympic gold medallist in Judo. Her quality was on full display as she secured a dominant second-round stoppage win over Courtney King in her debut with Invicta FC. Harrison dominated from the first bell and left King in a bloody mess by the time she was done with her. 

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Harrison is only eight fights into her MMA career; however, has been a lifelong martial artist. She will be aiming to put on a decent run of victories and finishes in order to catch the champion, Pam Sorenson. 

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Kayla Harrison speaks on a mega-fight against Cris Cyborg 

In an interview with MMA Junkie, the reporter asked Kayla her thoughts on a potential fight against Cris Cyborg. She replied, “Of course, I would love to fight Cyborg. She’s one of the greats. I don’t think it’ll happen before the PFL season, but I’ll fight anybody. Obviously, Amanda is my teammate, so it’s a little different from the friendship side of it. But she’s the greatest of all time so of course, someday I would like to be considered good enough to fight the greatest of all time.”
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The Olympic gold medallist continued, “That’s the goal, the goal is to become the greatest of all time. But Cyborg is another female superstar, legend. She’s a legend of the sport and I would jump at that opportunity.”

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It is well known that Harrison is an ardent admirer of teammate and double champion Amanda Nunes. She has stated that she aspires to become like ‘The Lioness’ as a mixed martial artist. A fight between the duo would be extremely interesting. 
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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 11: Kayla Harrison of United States celebrates his gold medal after the final women’s -78kgs at Carioca Arena 2 during Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)
Cris Cyborg is also considered among the greatest ever female fighters. Bellator President Scott Coker has said that he would be open to cross-promotion fights and therefore we might see a fight down the line between Cyborg and Harrison 

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What do you make of a potential fight between Kayla Harrison and Cris Cyborg? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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