Andre Harrison’s $1 million journey and unbeaten professional run have come to an unceremonious end.
The Freeport fighter suffered his first career loss in his second fight of the evening, losing to Lance Palmer in the semifinals of the PFL’s inaugural playoffs via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Friday at PFL 8 in New Orleans.
With the loss, Harrison (20-1) has been eliminated from the inaugural PFL playoffs, in which each champion will receive a $1 million prize. Palmer advances to the final to face the winner of the other semifinal in the championship event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 31.
Both Harrison and Palmer won by decision in their two-round quarterfinal bouts earlier in the event, and both showed the effects of a long night in the cage throughout a slogging matchup.