“This Girl Is a Force to Be Reckoned With” – Scott Coker Enthusiastic About the Idea of Having Kayla Harrison on Board

Published 11/13/2021, 2:52 PM EST
Gold medal Kayla Harrison at the Judo women’s -78kgs held at Carioca Arena 2 during Day 6 of the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Lionel Hahn/Sipa USA


Kayla Harrison is one of the few MMA fighters to have achieved free agency. This gives her the freedom to fight under several different promotions. Thus, she can fight some of the best fighters from various MMA promotions. 

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Harrison is one of the best lightweight fighters and has a spectacular record of 12 wins and 0 losses. Before joining PFL in 2018, she has also won Gold medals twice at the Olympics for Judo. She has stayed a dominant fighter throughout her career. Owing to such great talent, it is only fair that she gets to fight some of the best women’s lightweight MMA fighters around the world. 

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: U.S. Olympian Kayla Harrison visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

Kayla Harrison to fight for Bellator MMA?

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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker is quite interested in having Harrison fight against some of the promotion’s greatest fighters. 

He spoke about Harrison in a recent interview and had great things to say about her. He said, “This girl is a force to be reckoned with. But I just want to let her know that we are gonna start talking to Ali and that we are serious and that we’ll do our best to try to put a deal together to have her come over here. So, she can fight Cyborg and some of the other girls we have in the roster.”

Speaking about Cyborg’s interest in fighting Harrison, Coker said, “This is something that, you know, she’s, she’s fine with. If you get on the roster, then let’s get it on and that’s her attitude.”

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Scott Coker surely is enthusiastic about getting Harrison on board. If he manages to do so, MMA fans around the world could get to see brutal wars in the ring. 

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Just like Harrison, Cris Cyborg has remained a very dominant fighter. With an impressive record of 25 wins and 2 losses, she can be an extremely tough competition for Harrison. With two such dominant fighters together in the ring, something spectacular will surely take place. 

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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