2022 PFL Playoffs 3 predictions: Is Kayla Harrison a unanimous pick in London?

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Harrison
vs.
Jindrova

Wade
vs.
Loughnane

Pacheco
vs.
Kolesnyk

Kudo
vs.
Jenkins

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
134-86

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Harrison
(87%)

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Wade
(57%)

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Pacheco
(83%)

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Jenkins
(84%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
149-76

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2018 Champion

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Harrison

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Loughnane

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Pacheco

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Jenkins

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
143-82

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Harrison

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Loughnane

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Pacheco

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Jenkins

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
141-84

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2014 Champion

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Harrison

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Wade

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Pacheco

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Jenkins

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
139-86

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Harrison

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Wade

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Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
135-90

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Harrison

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Wade

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Pacheco

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Jenkins

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
135-90

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Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

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Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
134-91

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Harrison

loughnane2022


Loughnane

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

Nolan King
@mma_kings
132-93

harrison2022


Harrison

wade2022


Wade

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
130-95

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2017 Champion

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Harrison

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Loughnane

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
122-103

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Harrison

wade2022


Wade

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
107-118

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Harrison

wade2022


Wade

pacheco2022


Pacheco

jenkins2022


Jenkins

The PFL is back for its third and final set of playoff semifinals. This week, women’s lightweights and featherweights are on the docket.

The 2022 PFL Playoffs 3 event takes place Saturday at Copper Box Arena in London. The main card airs on ESPN following prelims on ESPN+ and ahead of post-lim qualifiers on ESPN+.

(Click here to open a PDF of the staff picks grid in a separate window.)

In the main event, two-time season winner Kayla Harrison (14-0) is not the No. 1 seed. She’s No. 2 against No. 3 Martina Jindrova (6-2). But she’s still a massive -5000 favorite at Tipico Sportsbook; the comeback on Jindrova is +1200. Not surprisingly, all of our 11 editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are taking Harrison to move on to another $1 million final.

At featherweight, there’s a lot of heat and trash talk between No. 1 seed Chris Wade (22-7) and No. 4 Brendan Loughnane (24-4). Wade is a -260 favorite, but our pickers have him with the slimmest possible 6-5 lead in the picks. His fight is the only contentious one among our pickers.

In the other women’s lightweight semifinal, Larissa Pacheco (17-4) is the No. 1 seed against Olena Kolesnyk (7-4). Pacheco is a huge favorite at -850 and is another of our unanimous picks.

And in the second featherweight semifinal on the main card, No. 2 seed Ryoji Kudo (11-3-1) takes on No. 3 Bubba Jenkins (18-5). Jenkins is a big -350 favorite at the betting window and has the support of all 11 of our pickers.

In the MMA Junkie reader consensus picks, Harrison (87 percent), Wade (57 percent), Pacheco (83 percent) and Jenkins (84 percent) are the choices.

Check out all the picks above.

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