Kayla Harrison is a prominent female MMA fighter who is now the PFL Women’s lightweight champion; here’s everything you need to know about her net worth, earnings, accomplishments, and endorsements.
Biography of Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison was born to Kenny Harrison Jr. and Jeannie Yazell in Middletown, Ohio. Her mother was a black belt in judo, so she began training at the age of six. Harrison went on to become one of the best American judokas in history, winning gold medals in two Olympic games in a row (2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics).
Harrison wanted to try MMA after her success in Judo. She made her MMA debut on June 21, 2018, two years after winning a gold medal at the Rio Olympics.
Net Worth and Salary
Kayla Harrison’s net worth is estimated to be at $1.5 million. This is partly owing to her early PFL success, as well as her strong Judo career.
The earnings from her most recent PFL bout, against Mariana Morais, have yet to be announced. It’s thought to be worth roughly $125,000.
Her title triumph over Larissa Pacheco at PFL 10 in December 2019 netted her an amazing $125,000.
When Kayla Harrison was 27 years old, she made her MMA debut. At PFL 2, she faced Brittney Elkin (2018). Harrison won her maiden bout in the first round by submission. In the same year, Harrison defeated her next two opponents at PFL 6 and PFL 11, respectively.
Harrison won her fourth straight match at PFL 1 (2019) by unanimous decision over Larissa Pacheco. Harrison defeated Morgan Frier at PFL 4 and then defeated Bobbi Jo Dalziel in the PFL Women’s lightweight semi-final at PFL 7.
She subsequently faced Pacheco in a rematch at PFL 10, this time for the women’s lightweight title. Harrison won the lightweight title by unanimous decision for the second time.
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After that, Harrison competed in the Invicta Fighting Championship. In a featherweight match, she defeated Courtney King by TKO. On the 25th of June, 2021, she defeated Cindy Dandois at PFL 6.
Family, Personal Life and Endorsements
Kenny Harrison Jr. and Jeannie Yazell had a daughter named Kayla Harrison. Yazell, Harrison’s mother, was a black belt in Judo. As a result, she began Judo at a young age and went on to become one of the country’s most accomplished Judokas.
She has two younger siblings: Aura, her younger sister, and Jake, her younger brother.
Harrison was engaged to Aaron Handy, a fellow Judoka, but the couple later divorced. She later began dating UFC fighter, Anthony Martin. It’s unknown if the couple is still together. Harrison is sponsored by Celsius Energy Drinks in terms of endorsements.
Quick Facts about Kayla Harrison
Kayla Harrison is a former Judoka who now competes in the PFL as an MMA fighter.
She is the guardian of her niece and nephew and is not married.
Kayla competes in the PFL’s women’s lightweight division.
Kayla Harrison is 30 years old.
She stands at a height of 173cm.
|Full Name||Kayla Harrison|
|Birth Place||Middletown, Ohio|
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1990|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million (estimated)|
|MMA Debut||June 21, 2018|
|Partner||Aaron Hardy (split), Anthony Martin (rumored)|
|Endorsements||Celsius Energy Drink|