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Kayla Harrison to fight Cindy Dandois in PFL 2021 regular season finale

Harrison gets one of the higher profile opponents of her MMA career.

Kayla Harrison advances to the finals of the 2021 PFL season.
Kayla Harrison at a World Series of Fighting event in 2016
Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images

Women’s lightweight sensation Kayla Harrison is the overwhelming favorite to win her second PFL tournament, and she’ll undoubtedly be expected to win her next matchup this summer.

PFL announced on Tuesday that the two-time Olympic judo gold medalist will take on former UFC and Invicta FC fighter Cindy Dandois on June 25th. It’ll serve as the main event on a night when both the women’s lightweights and heavyweights will wrap up their respective regular seasons.

Harrison (9-0) has scarcely been challenged in her short MMA career. The 30-year-old won her 2021 regular season opener by TKO against Mariana Morais, once again showcasing her damaging ground strikes and dominance on the mat. Only Larissa Pacheco has been able to go the distance against her, but she didn’t even win a round in those two decision losses.

Dandois (16-6) is coming off a shutout decision loss to Kaitlin Young, which snapped a four-fight winning streak. The Belgian’s notable wins have come against Marloes Coenen, Megan Anderson, Jessamyn Duke, and Sheila Gaff. Her one UFC appearance was a legendarily bad fight against Alexis Davis in 2017, which saw her lose a decision and get immediately released.

It’s standard practice for PFL to book winners against losers in the second regular season matchup, so don’t venture into that territory. Needless to say, the odds of this fight being competitive are substantially low if not nil.

Here’s the full PFL lineup for that June 25th card:

ESPN2, ESPN Deportes Card (10 PM ET)

Kayla Harrison vs. Cindy Dandois

Ali Isaev vs. Renan Ferreira

Denis Goltsov vs. Mohammed Usman

Fabricio Werdum vs. Brandon Sayles

ESPN+ Card (6:30 PM ET)

Bruno Cappelozza vs Muhammed Dereese

Larissa Pacheco vs. Olenda Kolesnyk

Genah Fabian vs. Julija Pajic

Ante Delija vs. Hatef Moeil

Taylor Guardado vs. Laura Sanchez

Kaitlin Young vs. Mariana Morais