The Professional Fighters League (PFL) announced via press release Wednesday the signings of two more world-class competitors for its women’s lightweight division. Marina Mokhnatkina and Martina Jindrova will be joining the lightweight division currently ruled by PFL champ Kayla Harrison.
Harrison is the 2019 PFL champion at 155, and it seems like she’s on her way to doing it again in 2021. The two-time Olympic gold medalist will hope to land PFL gold again later this year as well as the $1 million prize that comes along with it.
Harrison is in the final year of her current PFL contract, but she’s arguably the face of the franchise and both parties are currently negotiating terms for her return.
While Harrison has suggested in the past that she would be open to fielding offers from other promoters, she’s also said something that could help bring her back into the PFL fold, at least in part, is more top-notch competition in her weight class.
The latest PFL signings of Mokhnatkina and Jindrova will go a long way towards that. Both MMA stars are set to compete in the 2022 PFL season.