Immediately following Kayla Harrison's first MMA fight in June, it was difficult not to mention the Ronda Rousey comparison. The result, after all, was a first-round armbar.
But following her second pro fight -- a third-round TKO against lightweight Jozette Cotton last weekend at PFL 6 in Atlantic City -- that comparison isn't as evident. If anything, there's now a stark difference between Harrison and Rousey to point out.
Two fights into her MMA career, Harrison has accumulated 14:42 of cage experience. It took Rousey 11 fights (amateur and pro), spanning more than three years, to log the same amount of time.
"Initially, I was disappointed, but I got over it pretty quick," said Harrison, on her sophomore MMA contest. "If I don't win in dominant fashion instantly, I'm not happy. But I talked to my coaches and my boyfriend [UFC welterweight Tony Martin] and realized I got a lot of good experience.