Not only did she win a round Friday, she won three of them and claimed the women’s lightweight title by 48-47 unanimous decision scores from all three judges at Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York. When presented with the idea that she had a rivalry going with Pacheco, Harrison dismissed it during the pre-event press conference. And now with the result, it very well could be the 2022 Upset of the Year.
Harrison, who was previously undefeated, talked big before the fight about facing the likes of Cris Cyborg (perhaps next year) and some day Amanda Nunes once her PFL contract was up. Now the loss to Pacheco could change things. So does this end up being a good or bad thing – for both Harrison and the PFL?
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Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Nolan King and Brian “Goze” Garcia answered that question and more with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia. You can watch their discussion in the video above. And don’t miss this week’s full episode below.
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